Breastfeeding may reduce risk of postpartum MS relapse

Multiple sclerosis and pregnancy can coexist.  There are just some issues to contend with including the need to stop disease-modifying therapy during pregnancy and preferably leading up to becoming pregnant. Then, during pregnancy, relapses (inflammatory attacks on brain or spinal cord) are generally reduced during pregnancy.  But 20-40% of women will have a relapse within […]

Breastfeeding and Epilepsy Medications

An observational multicenter study performed in the United States and Great Britain found that children who had been breastfed by mothers who were taking seizure medications did not have cognitive detriment at the age of 6.  In fact, these children had higher IQs and better verbal skills compared with children who were not breastfed.  The […]