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Pregnancy, Breastfeeding May Guard Against Early Menopause

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Both pregnancy and breastfeeding may protect women against early menopause, new research suggests. The risk was lowest among those who breast-fed exclusively, meaning the baby received breast milk only — no liquids or solid foods. Early menopause is the end of menstruation before… Read More »

You Asked:  What Medications Can Be Used For Smoking Cessation in a Breastfeeding Woman?

Smoking is relatively common during pregnancy, with about 10% of all women smoking at some point during their pregnancy. The rates are even higher among women with psychiatric illness.  While many women may be able to stop smoking or reduce their intake during pregnancy, most women resume smoking during the postpartum period.  And women who… Read More »

Cannabis and Breastfeeding

At this point, nine states and Washington, DC have legalized the use of recreational marijuana.  Another 30 states have legalized medical marijuana. The downstream effect of these changes has been a significant uptick in the use of cannabis among women of childbearing age.  According to data collected from the National Survey on Drug Use and… Read More »