This webinar will give an introduction to breastfeeding, exploring public perceptions and its implications, and highlighting the benefits to mother and baby. Pharmacokinetic factors that influence how medicines cross into breast milk will be discussed as will specific disease states. The speaker will review various real life scenarios faced by breastfeeding mothers and how to support women in these scenarios.
This event is aimed at primary and secondary care pharmacists involved in the care of maternity patients. The event is suitable for all grades and specialty of pharmacists, including generalist pharmacists, who may encounter these patients in their everyday practice. The webinar may also be of interest to other healthcare professionals.
The aim of this webinar is to inform and equip healthcare professionals to be able to support parents to make their own informed decisions about breastfeeding whilst taking medication.
After this webinar, participants should be able to:
- Explain the importance of breastfeeding and its impact on public health
- Describe the factors that determine how much of a drug reaches breastmilk and thus gain better understanding of drugs which pose a risk to breastfed infant
- Discuss how to support breastfeeding women in a variety of real life scenarios
Jessica Jones, Clinical Pharmacist, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Laura Kearney, Regional Principal Medicines Information Pharmacist, Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service (Midlands site) & UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory Service
Dr Wendy Jones, Community Pharmacist; founding member of the Breastfeeding Network
Christina Nurmahi, Lead Pharmacist Women and Newborn Care, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust