Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the world and is in fact encouraged for the health of new babies throughout the world. But if you’re a mother
Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the world and is in fact encouraged for the health of new babies throughout the world. But if you’re a mother who lives with migraine, you may have a lot of questions about the medication you take, how it might transmit to your baby and in some cases even forgo treating yourself so as not to put your baby at risk.
To help answer some of your questions and concerns, we are delighted to welcome Dr. Wendy Jones, MBE. Dr. Jones is one of the founders of the UK’s Breastfeeding Network Charity (BfN), having been previously an National Childbirth Trust (NCT) breastfeeding counsellor.
Wendy is known for her work on providing a service on the compatability of drugs in breastmilk and has been a registered breastfeeding supporter for 36 years.
This talk will touch on:
The Relationship between breastfeeding and migraine
How drugs get into breastmilk
Treatment of Migraine during breastfeeding
Prevention of Migraine during breastfeeding
Why HCPs may say breastfeeding and migraine treatments can’t co-exist
More about the speaker:
In Dr. Jones’s employed life she was primary care pharmacist. She qualified as a pharmacist prescriber on primary prevention of coronary heart disease.
She left paid work 12 years ago to concentrate on writing her books and developing her website to provide information for mothers and professionals. She is passionate that breastfeeding should be valued by all and that medication should not be a barrier.
She handed over the BfN drugs in breastmilk service to a group of 11 other pharmacists in 2022 but continues to work by herself.
Wendy was recognised in 2019 for her service to mothers and babies by being awarded an MBE. She was presented the award in May 2019 at Windsor Castle by the late Queen Elizabeth II.
She has 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren all of whom were breastfed. She continues to work on her website www.breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk and her Facebook Page Breastfeeding and Medication with no plans to retire anytime soon.
With thanks to the HSE CHO 5 Kilkenny for the funding for this event.