Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Herald Sun: Countess of Wessex was close to death [18nov03]
"The Countess of Wessex was said to be minutes from death during the traumatic birth of her daughter last week. Sophie is being kept in hospital for longer than planned to give her a chance to bond with her baby. She was said to be just 20 minutes from death after suffering both internal bleeding and placental abruption - where the placenta peels from the wall of the womb...." [Discusses briefly how a six-day separation could cause problems with breastfeeding (no doubt!) - JC]
Chickenpox Vaccine Okay for Nursing Mothers
Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage
Wed 19 November, 2003 00:16
"NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The virus that is used in the chickenpox vaccine doesn't seem to enter a mother's breast milk or pass to feeding infants, new research shows. This means that nursing mothers who are susceptible to chickenpox do not need to wait to get the vaccine. Although chickenpox is often thought of as a childhood illness, adults can get it too and usually it is much more serious than in kids..."