Curiosity question how much training have you gotten on breastfeeding? - page 2
I am wondering how much they train nursing students on breastfeeding. I recently had a friend of mine told by an ER doc that she had to quit breastfeeding because of the meds she was subscribed. ... Read More
Sep 27, '01Occupation: PCT Joined: Sep '01; Posts: 17; Likes: 1I am a second year nursing student and currently in my OB clinical rotation. I recently followed a Lactation consultant around on the mother-baby floors. I learned alot about the proper techniques of breast feeding, good positions for latching on such as "football" and cradling the baby across the chest, reasons for sore breasts/nipples, and the usual time of milk secretion (after colustrum secretion for a few days). The only thing I really did not learn was certain medications that could be taken with breastfeeding. I would assume that most medications would not be permitted during breastfeeding (because of the passage to the infant). I also think that maybe training as nursing students would not be so extensive for breastfeeding (as far as specific medications), unless we were training specifically to be lactation consultants. I hope this information is helpful.
Sep 27, '01Occupation: Nursing Student Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 153; Likes: 6Originally posted by APinkston
I would assume that most medications would not be permitted during breastfeeding (because of the passage to the infant)
I'd recommend the textbook 'Breastfeeding and Human Lactation' by Jan Riordan and Kathleen Auerbach if you're interested in the topic. Subscribing to LACTNET, mentioned above, would also be a good move if you're interested in learning about breastfeeding.
Sep 27, '01Joined: Jul '00; Posts: 11,351; Likes: 388I always have to laugh about the baby getting meds passed on from the mother thing. I know women who won't take a tylenol when they're breastfeeding but they want as much meperedine as they can get when they're in labor and it actually gets to the babe.