• THC and Breast Milk: Is it Dangerous?

    In the 2020 elections, 15 states legalized marijuana with 33 states allowing for the sale of medical marijuana. As of 2020, 93 million Americans li...
  • The Price of Breastfeeding: WIC in Lower Income Communities

    The Price of Breastfeeding: WIC in Lower Income Communities Did you know that breastfeeding not only offers great health benefits, but financial ad...
  • Heart to Heart: Breastfeeding and Cardiovascular Health

      By: Jordan Berns The impact of breast milk on infants is well-documented: it can help them build stronger immune systems while reducing their cha...
  • Toxic Metals in Breastmilk: Two Products to Avoid

    By: Jordan Berns New mothers are often told to take vitamins and supplements while pregnant and breastfeeding to protect their health and make the...
  • Are Vegan and Vegetarian Diets Safe During Pregnancy and Lactation?

    Are Vegan and Vegetarian Diets Safe During Pregnancy and Lactation? By Katie Black Vegan and vegetarian diets are traditionally associated with peo...
  • Implants and Breastfeeding: What You Should Know

    One topic of concern to some mothers with breast implants is whether they present any health risk to their baby through possible contamination of their breast milk. In particular, they ask about whether silicon, silicone gel or platinum used in implants can leak into their breast milk.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs does not feel that the evidence currently justifies classifying silicone implants as a contraindication to breastfeeding.

  • Mothers With Thyroid Issues Should be Cautious in Using Fenugreek

    Fenugreek is listed as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA and as long as mothers are aware of the possible side effects, this is a good option to try to increase supply. However, mothers with thyroid conditions should proceed cautiously and consult with their physician before taking a fenugreek supplement.
  • Lack of Research Affects Treatment Options for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms

    Not only must women watch what they eat and drink during pregnancy and breastfeeding, they must also be mindful of the drugs they take to treat common and not-so-common illnesses. This is made even more challenging by the fact that very little research is available on the use of drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Infants and Heavy Metals

    Consumer Reports has weighed in on the topic of exposure to toxic heavy metals by infants.

    Consumer Reports’ testing shows concerning levels of arsenic, cadmium and lead in many popular baby and toddler foods.

    This includes foods made just for babies and toddlers, such as popular snacks, cereals, prepared entrées, and packaged fruits and vegetables.