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Science You Can Use: Could your blood pressure medication be causing breastfeeding pain?

A recent case study has raised an interesting issue:  For women with a vascular condition called Raynaud’s phenomenon, could taking a certain blood pressure medication – Labetalol – cause breastfeeding pain?* This article told the story of a woman in … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Moms with breastfeeding pain suffer when providers don’t know how to help

This post is the 55th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Pain with breastfeeding is a leading cause of early weaning.  So when moms are in pain and turn to … Continue reading

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It’s Thrush. Or Is it?

If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it must be a duck right? Not necessarily if that “duck” is thrush in a breastfeeding mom. Thrush (a yeast infection most commonly caused by the fungus Candida albicans) … Continue reading

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