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Ultimate Healthy Infant Feeding Guide

Breastfeeding During Disasters

We have become accustomed to making preparations for bad weather, floods, and similar natural disasters. However, we rarely plan for emergency measures as it relates to breastfeeding, during these stressful times. Please note the following list of breastfeeding emergency preparations that are advised, if you find that you are involvedRead More

Alabama Assists Other States to Address Breast Pump Reimbursement Issues

In late December, durable medical equipment providers received a letter from Anthem informing them of a reduction in reimbursement for E0603, from $169.15 to $95.00. The effective date is April 1, 2018. Anthem Inc. (Often just called “Blue Cross” or in New York “Empire”) insures tens and tens of millionsRead More

ABC Donates to Help Incarcerated Mothers to Breastfeed

ABC recently donated over $400 to the Alabama Prison Project. This money helped them to reach their goal to assist pregnant women at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, in Wetumpka. Infants born to incarcerated mothers have committed no crime, yet they are faced with separation from their mothers very soonRead More

Going back to work?

Prepare your employer of your needs to pump your breastmilk at work BEFORE you have the baby, then keep them informed after delivery! All of the information that you need is located at the following website: http://womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/employer-solutions/index.html Click on the “industry” button for the particular type of work that youRead More

Letter to the Fed is Best Foundation

2017-08-15-Joint-Letter-to-FIB-Fndtn Dear Colleagues: On August 15, 2017, we joined over 40 organizations in requesting a meeting with the co-founders of Fed is Best Foundation.  Fed is Best has engaged in a very public campaign that draws links between the practice of exclusive breastfeeding, as well as its education and promotionRead More

Did You Know? Methadone Use While Breastfeeding

The concentrations of methadone found in human milk are low, and that women on stable doses of methadone maintenance should be encouraged to breastfeed if desired, irrespective of maternal methadone dose.   Providers should ensure that the mothers are receiving the methadone through an approved methadone maintenance program and receive routineRead More

Did You Know? Marijuana Use While Breastfeeding

Marijuana should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.    Studies show possible long term effects on learning and behavior.    Urine drug screens done on infants, whose m others smoked marijuana may often screen positive for weeks after one use.  Breastfeeding mothers should be counseled to reduce or eliminate their useRead More

Clinical Report on Breastfeeding and Medicine from AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new clinical report stating breastfeeding mothers can take most prescription drugs without risking their babies’ health. Many mothers are inappropriately advised to discontinue breastfeeding or avoid taking essential medications because of fears of adverse effects on their infants. The report discusses several topics of interest surrounding lactation,Read More

Alabama’s Baby-Friendly Hospitals

  East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL (03/2015) Regional Medical Center, Anniston, AL (12/2011)  University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, AL (11/2015)

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