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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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Disparities in donor human milk supplementation among well newborns

Donor human milk supplementation for healthy newborns has increased. Racial-ethnic disparities in supplementation have been described in the neonatal intensive care unit but not in the well newborn setting. The aim of this study was to identify maternal characteristics associated … Continue reading

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Expressing parameters, maternal milk yield and discharge breastfeeding outcomes – proposing future avenues of research

This article outlines exploratory analysis of a small audit population to generate hypotheses for further research on how mothers of preterm babies can optimally express milk to maximise the volumes expressed and improve longer-term breastfeeding outcomes. Available in Infant 2019;15(5): … Continue reading

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A Typology of Breastfeeding Mothers of Preterm Infants:A Qualitative Analysis

Breastfeeding is an important element of motherhood with a preterm infant, but the role of maternal emotions in relation to breastfeeding is vague. The purpose of this  qualitative study was  to describe maternal emotions regarding and insights into breastfeeding during the first … Continue reading

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Very High Weight Gain During Exclusive Breastfeeding Followed by Slowdown During Complementary Feeding: Two Case Reports

Two cases are presented of infants that have very high weight gain from exclusive breastfeeding, which is then followed by a decrease in weight-for-age z-scores (WAZ) during complementary feeding. Potential factors that might have influenced their very high weight gain led … Continue reading

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The correlation between frequency and duration of breastfeeding and the severity of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia

Abstract Introduction: Inadequate intake of calorie or inadequate breastfeeding can cause neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. The present study was conducted to examine the correlation between frequency and duration of breastfeeding and the severity of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia among newborns admitted to Ghaem Hospital … Continue reading

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The Neonatal Eating Assessment Tool: Development and Content Validation

Abstract Purpose: To develop and content validate the Neonatal Eating Assessment Tool (NeoEAT), a parent-report measure of infant feeding. Design: The NeoEAT was developed in three phases. Phase 1: Items were generated from a literature review, available assessment tools, and … Continue reading

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