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National Breastfeeding Month: August 2022

This month, we recognize National Breastfeeding Awareness Month.

Ob-gyns know the extensive benefits—for both mother and baby—that result from breastfeeding. As your go-to source for all things women's health, we gathered the top stories to help you counsel, educate and support your breastfeeding patients.

Clinical considerations for monkeypox in pregnancy

What we know about monkeypox in pregnancy, including treatment recommendations, vaccination, and postpartum care.

Beware of “forever chemicals”

Counsel pregnant and breastfeeding patients about dangers from exposure to PFAS.

Study finds association between longer duration of exclusive breastfeeding and childhood asthma protections

A new study examines the relationship between an extended duration of mother-child breastfeeding and protective associations to asthma.

What impacts a woman’s contraceptive decisions while breastfeeding?

Interviews with mothers in the immediate postpartum period revealed that most decisions on breastfeeding and contraception were based on the personal experiences of participants and their friends and family.

Using technology tools for optimal perinatal outcomes

At the 2022 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, 3 physicians talked about how apps, AI and remote blood pressure monitoring could improve perinatal outcomes and move the diversity, inclusion, and equity needle for women forward.

Alcohol and breastfeeding: What are the risks?

What are the impacts of alcohol use during lactation?