Articles by Azza Ahmed, DNSc, CPNP, RN, IBCLC

Energy Drinks: Implications for the Breastfeeding Mother

Thorlton, Janet; Ahmed, Azza; Colby, David A.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):179-185, May/June 2016.

Energy drinks are often used by new mothers who are fatigued by the demands of breastfeeding but little is known about the effects of the contents on infants and the interaction of the contents with the prenatal vitamins many times used by breastfeeding mothers. An overview of the clinical implications of energy drink use by new mothers is provided.

Strategies for Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: A Literature Review

Wells, Courtenay; Ahmed, Azza; Musser, Anna

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(6):377-382, November/December 2013.

This literature review brings you up to date on the important topic of hyperbilirubinemia in newborns.

Breastfeeding Knowledge of University Nursing Students

Ahmed, Azza; Bantz, Diana; Richardson, Clara

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 36(6):361-367, November-December 2011.

Nursing students were found to have general information about the benefits of breastfeeding, but little knowledge about physiology or breastfeeding management.