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Considerations for lactation with Elhers-Danlos syndrome: a narrative review

January 2022

Background: Elhers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a rare genetic connective tissue condition that is poorly understood in relation to action. As diagnostic methods improve, prevalence has increase. EDS, a disorder that impacts connective tissue, is characterized by skin extensibility, joint hyper mobility, and fragile tissue which can affect every organ and body system leading to complications during pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period. Traits of this disease can cause mild to severe physiologic and functional obstacles during lactation. Unfortunately, there is little clinical evidence and minimal guidance for lactation management, and providers may feel uncomfortable and hesitant to address these concerns with patients due to a lack of readily available resources on the subject and inexperience with such patients. This narrative review describes and discusses the types of EDS, identifying symptoms, considerations, and precautions for care providers to implement during lactation and breastfeeding. [Click for more…]

Physical Analysis of the Breast After Direct Breastfeeding Compared with Hand or Pump Expression: A Randomized Clinical Trial

December 2019

Background: Expressing human milk using commercially available pumps has increased. Most women use mechanical means to transfer their milk at some point during lactation. Yet, there is very little quantification of any breast tissue changes that occur when using mechanical devices to facilitate milk transfer. [Click for more…]

Preventative Health Application to Increase Breastfeeding

October 2019

Background: Mother-infant dyads are not meeting recommended breastfeeding goals. There is lack of consensus regarding any program’s ability to increase breastfeeding duration to meet the recommended guidelines, and effective strategies are needed moving forward to help families meet those goals. Primary prevention utilizing consistent visits with lactation professionals with a group of new mothers may efficiently address this care gap. [Click for more…]

Impact of vitamin D supplementation during lactation on infants’ vitamin D status

March 2018

Vitamin D has a role in tetal and infant skeletal development, and exclusively brestfed infants who are not supplemented with vitamin D are at increased risk for both insufficient vitamin D and calcium and the resulting short- and long-term health consequences (Mahon et al., 2010). [Click for more…]