GOLD Learning Speakers

United Kingdom

Dr. Wendy Jones, PhD, MSc

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Midwifery 2017, Optimizing Milk Production Lecture Pack 2018
  • Country: United Kingdom
Biography:

In her employed life Wendy was a community pharmacist and also worked in doctor surgeries supporting cost effective, evidence-based prescribing. She qualified as a pharmacist prescriber. Wendy left work to work on writing her book Breastfeeding and Medication (Routledge 2013), developing information and training material on drugs in breastmilk. She also recently published Breastfeeding for Dads and Grandmas (Praeclarus Press) and Why Mothers Medication Matters (Pinter and Martin). Wendy runs a helpline service on the use of medication in breastfeeding mothers for a UK charity, responding to healthcare professionals and mothers. She has been a breastfeeding supporter for 30 years. Wendy is passionate that breastfeeding should be valued by all and that medication should not be a barrier. The importance of breastmilk for vulnerable pre-term infants whose mothers are unable to breastfeed, for a variety of reasons, is an extension of this. Wendy has three daughters, all breastfed and as passionate about breastfeeding as her, and three grandchildren who seem just as keen!

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Breastfeeding and Medication: how to make an evidence based decision on safety
In the past 21 years of providing support to breastfeeding mothers requiring medication I have found that many women are given information which isn’t based on evidence. Sharing decision-making is about being honest about the limits of knowledge and not just about healthcare professionals avoiding risk. To make an informed decision mothers need an unbiased explanation of options with benefits and risks about what is known about the medicine and its passage into breastmilk. Interrupting breastfeeding to take medication also has risks and we cannot ignore the difficulties that pumping and dumping, produce for the mother. I aim to provide the tools to evaluate the risks and benefits of prescribing and taking medication during breastfeeding and to discuss some of the more commonly encountered conditions where treatment is necessary to maintain a mother if full health to nurture and care for her baby.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 13  |  Hours / CE Credits: 13.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Midwifery
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Galactogogues and Breastfeeding
We know that the most common reason mums stop breastfeeding before they would otherwise choose is because they believe they don’t have enough breastmilk. In many cultures there a herbal remedies to increase milk supply. We have medicinal options available as well. What is the research behind the “magic wands”? Can any products cause harm rather than benefit? When should they be used and when is skilled breastfeeding support more important? Why is some populations is poor milk supply never a concern? Who is responsible for the perceived need to increase milk supply?
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation