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Translation into Practice: Dextrose Gel Treatment for Neonatal Hypoglycemia to Reduce NICU Admissions and Increase Breastfeeding Exclusivity

Oral dextrose gel is an evidence-based treatment that has been shown to reduce NICU admissions and support exclusive breastfeeding. The authors summarise a knowledge translation project to introduce dextrose 40 percent oral gel to treat hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Implementation took … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding duration and infant sleep location in a cohort of volunteer breastfeeding counselors

The first aim of this study was to investigate infant sleeping location in a dataset of mothers with strong breastfeeding outcomes. The second aim was to investigate the association between infant sleeping location and breastfeeding (exclusive breastfeeding to 6 months … Continue reading

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International perspectives concerning donor milk banking during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic

This article looks at the risks of Covid19 transmission through human milk. Abstract available in Journal of Human Lactation, April 15 2020(subscription and log in required to see the full article)

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COVID19 and breastfeeding: not that simple

Letter to the editor regarding the paucity of information regarding pregnancy and breastfeeding and covid19. Abstract available in Journal of Human Lactation, April 15 2020.(subscription and log in required to see the full article)

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The associations between light exposure during pumping and holder pasteurization and the macronutrient and vitamin concentrations in human milk

During pumping, storage, and pasteurization human milk is exposed to light, which could affect the concentrations of light-sensitive vitamins. Currently, milk banks do not regulate light exposure. The aim of this paper was to determine the influence of light exposure … Continue reading

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Analysis of Disialyllacto-N-Tetraose (DSLNT) content in milk from mothers of preterm Infants

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) have been recognized for the protective effects they may elicit among high risk infants. One HMO, disialyllacto-N-tetraose (DSLNT), has been shown to reduce the risk for developing necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants. The research aims are … Continue reading

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Ethical issues in use of medications during lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, medications given to mothers to treat medical conditions have the potential to impact the health and development of the fetus or infant. Women are often advised to protect their breastfed infant by avoiding the medication or … Continue reading

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