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Mercury Dental Fillings while Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding with mercury fillings or after dental amalgam restoration is likely safe, and the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the risks. Extra-cautious mothers could choose not to breastfeed for ...

Vegan Diets during Breastfeeding

Vegan diets are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Evidence suggests that vegan diets may prevent long-term health consequences, but what does this mean for your baby? Diets that exclude all an...

Choline During Pregnancy and Lactation

Choline has become a “hot topic” for nutrition in pregnancy. Data suggests that most pregnant women in the U.S. don't get enough. Are you getting enough?

Vitamin D Supplementation and Breastfeeding

Breast milk is the optimal source of nutrition for infants that are essential for growth and development, however, breast milk typically contains an insufficient amount of vitamin D for breastfed infa...

Postnatal Vitamins While Breastfeeding

For decades, prenatal vitamins have been available and recommended by providers. Pregnancy is a time of intense physiological change both for mother and baby, and appropriate supplementation of variou...

Fad Diets During Pregnancy

It seems there is always a new diet that becomes “trendy” or popular in the media, many of which tout “healthier” or “clean” eating. It is important to consider that such diets may have negative effec...

Breastfeeding, Caffeine, and Energy Drinks

Caffeine is the most widely consumed stimulant in the world. As such, the safety of caffeine-containing drinks during lactation can raise a lot of questions for new mothers. Post-partum fatigue and fr...

Homemade Infant Formula Is Unsafe

The nutritional imbalances and potential foodborne illnesses from homemade infant formula could be life-threatening. For mothers who are unable to provide breast milk for their infants, commercial inf...

Neonatal Vitamin K Refusal Increasing

Vitamin K is an essential intervention recommended for all newborns to prevent Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB), and has been part of newborn care since 1961. Unfortunately, parental refusal of ne...