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Posts Tagged ‘Laurie Jones MD’

How to handle conflicting advice on infant care

conflicting advice on infant care

When it comes to finding trusted information on infant feeding, vaccines and sleep environments, where do new mothers get their information? Researchers at Boston Medical Center surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,031 mothers of infants ages 2 to 6 months about advice they receive from doctors, nurses, family and media about pacifier use, breastfeeding, […]

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Breastfeeding duration depends on preparation

Concerns about breastfeeding during the first 14 days after delivery can impact how long a new mother is likely to breastfeed, according to a study in the October 2013 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Study authors interviewed first-time moms during pregnancy, 24 hours after giving birth and then periodically for the […]

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New AAP report: Most medications safe for breastfeeding moms

Many women who are breastfeeding are wrongly advised to stop taking necessary medications or to discontinue nursing because of potential harmful effects on their infants, according to a new report published online today by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Receiving mixed messages from physicians and other providers about safety can lead some mothers to unnecessarily […]

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Breastfeeding support for physician moms

Laurie Jones, MD

Pediatrician and new mom Laurie Jones, M.D., just couldn’t get her first-born daughter, Caroline, to latch. She’d been to three lactation consultants. Nothing worked. “I knew how important it was to breastfeed her,” Jones says. “My mother had nursed me until I was a year old. My husband supported me. But I was bleeding and […]

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Paging Dr. Milk: How physician moms find breastfeeding support

Dr. Milk, Laurie Jones MD, breastfeeding

Medical students, residents and physician moms can face unique challenges when it comes to meeting their breastfeeding goals. But when physician mothers experience personal success with breastfeeding, no matter their specialty, there’s a ripple effect that helps all moms.

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The breast milk supply over time

It can be a huge challenge to make pumping time part of the workday routine. Perhaps an even greater barrier to maintaining a supply over time, says Jones, is based on the misperception that a mother should produce more milk over time.

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Not enough milk: debunking breastfeeding myths

not enough milk

The majority of mothers are quite capable of feeding their young. In fact, Jones says that 95 to 99 percent of mothers make enough milk for their baby.

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Preparing for breastfeeding: choosing where to deliver

breastfeeding choosing where to deliver

A key predictor of long-term success for breastfeeding rests on what happens between a mother and her newborn in those precious hours after birth.

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How to select a breastfeeding-friendly pediatrician

breastfeeding-friendly pediatrician

Parents should select a pediatrician who understands and supports breastfeeding and does not routinely supplement infants with formula.

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