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Results from Breastfeeding and COVID-19 Vaccine Survey admin Mon, 06/28/2021 - 15:40

Results are in!!! What did we find out from 4,455 moms who chose to vaccinate while breastfeeding?

Find out the full story here:

McLaurin-Jiang S, Garner CD, Krutsch K, Hale TW. Maternal and Child Symptoms Following COVID-19 Vaccination Among Breastfeeding Mothers [published online ahead of print, 2021 Jun 25]. Breastfeed Med. 2021;10.1089/bfm.2021.0079. doi:10.1089/bfm.2021.0079

Cariprazine Induced Adverse Effects in Breastfed Infants? admin Wed, 06/23/2021 - 15:42
The InfantRisk Center recommends cariprazine be avoided in breastfeeding women if possible. Possible adverse effects in the infants could include extrapyramidal and/or withdrawal symptoms, including agitation, hypertonia, hypotonia, tremor, somnolence, respiratory distress and feeding disorders.
Mixed Messages on COVID Vaccines in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding admin Tue, 02/09/2021 - 12:14
While this issue has come to the forefront in light of the question of COVID-19 vaccination, it is the same dilemma we have with almost every new drug with regard to pregnancy and lactation. We agree with the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine’s mantra: it’s time we protected these women through research, not from it.
Maternal transmission of SARS-COV-2 to the neonate, and possible routes for such transmission: a systematic review and critical analysis admin Tue, 11/10/2020 - 15:13
Below is an interesting article characterizing transfer of Corona Virus to infant in perinatal period.  Maybe we don't need to separate moms and babies...  TWH



Maternal transmission of SARS-COV-2 to the neonate, and possible routes for such transmission: a systematic review and critical analysis

Fenugreek & serotonin syndrome: Natural doesn’t mean safe admin Tue, 09/29/2020 - 10:48
A recent case study suggested fenugreek could provoke serotonin syndrome.
Covid-19 in Breastmilk. Seems not to be infectious. admin Thu, 08/20/2020 - 09:09

Everyone has been concerned about the presence of Covid-19 in human milk.  Several other studies as well as this one have found Covid-19 in human milk.   This is the first article I've seen that also studied its ability to induce infection.  The covid in these milk samples was apparently not infectious. 


Abilify (Arapiprazole) admin Wed, 08/21/2019 - 09:15

Abilify is really popular for treating bipolar symptoms and psychosis,  particularly because it causes the least weight gain in patients.

That said,  I continue to warn that the use of this product in breastfeeding mothers is HIGHLY likely to suppress prolactin production and therefore milk production.

I see many comments of women who just stop Abilify and go without support of this fine drug.  

It is important to remember,  that if you need one of these mood stabilizers there are other su

New Antibiotic mix for complicated Urinary Tract Infection admin Mon, 07/29/2019 - 09:39

7/29/2019 FDA approves new treatment for complicated urinary tract and complicated intra-abdominal infections | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Recarbrio (imipenem, cilastatin and relebactam), an antibacterial drug product to treat adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) and complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI).

Anti-TNF therapy during pregnancy admin Tue, 06/25/2019 - 13:49

We've known for years that pregnant women that consume Anti-TNF antibodies such as etanercept and many other such drugs,  that the transfer of these monoclonal IgG molecules into the fetus is highest during the last trimester of pregnancy.  This new study suggests that most moms can stop the use of these drugs in the 30th week of gestation and reduce the exposure of the infant to these drugs and also reduce the moms relapse into Crohn's and Ulcerative colitis.  This of course depends on the mom's medical condition.

New Antidepressant for Postpartum Depression

Submitted by admin on 12 April 2019

A new and novel treatment for POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION has just been introduced and is indicated for severe refractory PPD.  Derived from the natural steroid hormone, allopregnanolone, this novel steroid acts directly in the brain to reduce depression.  Its only problem is that it requies a 60 hour IV infusion of drug in a clinical environment. Studies show it is highly effective.  Again, its indicated for SEVERE refractory PPD.

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