Tag: breastfeeding

COVID 19 Vaccine: Pregnancy and Lactation

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant or possibly pregnant women? The CDC has provided the following guidance for pregnant women: ● There is no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women. ● If a woman is part of a group (e.g., health care personnel, education) who is recommended to receive a […]

Trying to Improve your Milk Supply? Have you Tried Meditation?

The benefits of breastfeeding infants have been well studied and are generally well known.  Breastfeeding continues to be the recommended source of newborn feeding as long as it’s practical and sustainable for mom and healthy for baby.  Breastfed infants are at lower risk of developing gastrointestinal issues and infections in their infancy. Breastfeeding also plays […]

Fed is Best

Do ALL women really have to breastfeed? We’ve all heard the slogan “Breast is Best” for years.   There is good data that there is some benefit to breast feeding.  For those of us who’ve been able to breastfeed our babies, there’s a lot of feelings of it’s benefits, convenience, and the positive feedback from the […]

Struggle to exclusively breast feed? Don’t worry, your intention was enough…

Did you struggle to exclusively breastfeed your newborn? About 1/3 of women who intend to exclusively breastfeed are able to do so until 6 months. In 2014, there was a large study establishing that long-term outcomes between breastfed and formula fed children were essentially the same. But guess what? A new study published in Population […]

Marijuana and Breastfeeding

30 states have broadly legalized medical marijuana and 9 states and the District of Columbia have also  legalized marijuana for recreational use. Sales are exploding across North America. Like other legal substances: alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, there are still important affects marijuana can have on a developing fetus and a breast fed infant that are important […]

My Challenges with Breastfeeding

by Amy Teng, DO     As an obstetrician I counsel patients daily regarding the challenges of pregnancy, labor, and breastfeeding.  As most mothers will acknowledge, the expectations and goals that are set for this time in a woman’s life can be numerous, complicated, and sometimes difficult to achieve.  My goal is to make sure […]