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Changes in Breast Milk Color

We want your help! The InfantRisk Center is #researching #breastmilk color changes: what do you think causes it? Did it affect #breastfeeding? Pay it forward to future moms and their clinicians through this survey.

 
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InfantRisk Center Statement on Monkeypox: Infection, Vaccines, and Treatment for Pregnant or Breastfeeding Women

Monkeypox is a viral infection that requires special consideration during pregnancy and breastfeeding: it is expected to transfer into breastmilk, and fetal infections have been reported (vertical transmission). The InfantRisk Center will discuss Monkeypox in these special populations, which vaccines are preferred, and an evaluation of the risks and benefits of treatment.

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InfantRisk Center Statement on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Similar to other medications, pregnant and/or breastfeeding women have not been widely included in studies to determine how well COVID-19 vaccines work or how safe they are. Based on research on women who chose to take the vaccine, we believe the risks that come with vaccination are low. The risk and benefit of the vaccine should be compared to each mother’s individual risk for getting COVID-19 as well as how well she is expected to tolerate the disease. Each mother and provider should discuss what choice fits their situation best. (Updated 7/13/21)

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Research

Every year my center publishes drugs studies and with information about the transfer of selected drugs into their mothers milk. Take a look at these drugs and see if you might be willing to participate in one of these studies. They are really easy, just collect samples of your milk every few hours, freeze them,  and send them back to my laboratories. We pay for overnight mailing.

 

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