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Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications and Breastfeeding

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Frank J. Nice, RPh, DPA, CPHP, Maryland, USA The use of over-the-counter (OTC) medications by breastfeeding mothers is even more common than the use of prescription drugs. The sale and use of OTC drugs is a multi-billion dollar industry and there is an overwhelming variety of OTC products available to consumers—for common and not so … Read More

The Unmothered Mother

Friday, March 31, 2017

JAYNE JOYCE, OXFORDSHIRE, LA LECHE LEAGUE GREAT BRITAIN An unmothered mother sits in a La Leche League meeting.  “Think about a moment when you felt mothered,” says the Leader.  “What happened? What did it feel like?” The unmothered mother looks inside herself. She might hear words of wounding criticism, or feel deep sadness, or fear. She … Read More

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Islamic and Cultural Practices in Breastfeeding

Thursday, October 1, 2015

SHAHEDA YASHMIN, CLAPHAM, GREAT BRITAIN FRANÇAIS TÜRKÇE Breastfeeding is important to me for several reasons. One reason is my religion. As a Muslim parent, I always try to follow Islamic guidelines and I was fascinated to discover breastfeeding is mentioned in the Quran1 (Islam’s holy book). As I read more about Islam and breastfeeding, I came … Read More

Psoriasis and Breastfeeding

Friday, January 30, 2015

CHRISTINE JONES-WOLLERTON AND KATHY GROSSMAN As a breastfeeding mother Christine Jones-Wollerton has personally experienced the challenges of living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Today she uses her experiences gained over the last decade to help mothers through her work as a doula, peer counselor and LLL Leader. In this article Christine and Kathy Grossman share information about … Read More