MARIA TERESA HERNANDEZ-AGUILAR

MARIA TERESA HERNANDEZ-AGUILAR
Agència Valenciana de Salut · UNIT OF BREASTFEEDING MEDICINE

MD, PhD, MPH, Pediatrician, IBCLC

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November 2013 - February 2016
Agència Valenciana de Salut
Position
  • Pediatrician, IBCLC, Head breastfeeding Unit
Education
November 2013 - November 2015
University of Valencia
Field of study
  • MEDICINE
August 1991 - May 1993
University of California, Berkeley
Field of study
  • Public Health Nutrition
September 1977 - June 1982
Complutense University of Madrid
Field of study
  • MEDICINE

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Publications (48)
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Mastitis is the inflammation of one or several mammal lobes which can be accompanied by a mammary gland infection, and is the leading cause of undesired early weaning in humans. However, little information exists regarding the changes that this disease may induce in the biochemical composition of human milk, especially in terms of oxidative status....
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A central goal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is the development of clinical protocols for managing common medical problems that may impact breastfeeding success. These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical...
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Background: Although the positive effects of good clinical quality standards in perinatal care and breastfeeding support for women, newborns and families have been already demonstrated, many of these practices were disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of this study was to analyse the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on perinatal ca...
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Background: Maternity care practices such as skin-to-skin care, rooming-in, and direct breastfeeding are recommended, but it is unclear if these practices increase the risk of clinically significant COVID-19 in newborns, and if disruption of these practices adversely affects breastfeeding. Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 357...
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Sub-acute mastitis (SAM) is a prevalent disease among lactating women, being one of the main reasons for early weaning. Although the etiology and diagnosis of acute mastitis (AM) is well established, little is known about the underlying mechanisms causing SAM. We collected human milk samples from healthy and SAM-suffering mothers, during the course...
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A central goal of The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is the development of clinical protocols for managing common medical problems that may impact breastfeeding success. These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical...
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Human milk can be considered a complete source of antioxidants. The antioxidant protection offered by breastfeeding is key to an adequate health protection after birth. Several antioxidant components have already been described, but many others are still hidden to present knowledge. New antioxidant components and antioxidant properties of known com...
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The Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI-Spain) was founded in 1995 by members of key professional associations (pediatricians, midwives, obstetricians, and nurses) and some mother-to-mother support groups. The United Nations International Children's Fund was instrumental in supporting the establishment of BFI-Spain as a not-for-profit organization. In 20...
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To investigate the prevalence of overweight and obesity among our pediatric population and observe whether the use of different growth references for classification produce significant differences. A total of 35824 boys and girls aged between 2 and 14 years were included. Body mass index (BMI) was used to calculate the prevalence of overweight-obes...
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Objectives To investigate the prevalence of overweight and obesity among our pediatric population and observe whether the use of different growth references for classification produce significant differences. Material and methods A total of 35824 boys and girls aged between 2 and 14 years were included. Body mass index (BMI) was used to calculate...
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Chemical pollution affects all ecosystems of our planet. Human milk has been used as a biomarker of environmental pollution as, due to bioaccumulation processes in fat tissue, many chemical compounds reach measurable concentrations that can be readily tested in breast milk. Quite frequently information about the presence of contaminants in breast m...
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Chemical pollution affects all ecosystems of our planet. Human milk has been used as a biomarker of environmental pollution as, due to bioaccumulation processes in fat tissue, many chemical compounds reach measurable concentrations that can be readily tested in breast milk. Quite frequently information about the presence of contaminants in breast m...
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Human milk can be considered a complete source of antioxidants. The antioxidant protection offered by breastfeeding is key to an adequate health protection after birth. Several antioxidant components have already been described, but many others are still hidden to present knowledge. New antioxidant components and antioxidant properties of known com...
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Background: After delivery and birth, mothers and neonates are exposed to oxidative stress. We tested whether supplementing the diet of breastfeeding mothers with non-alcoholic beer, a product rich in antioxidants, could improve their oxidative status and the antioxidant content of their milk. A prospective trial begun on Day 2 postpartum was cond...
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The practice of bed-sharing by parents and their offspring has been a common behaviour among humans. In parallel with the increase of breastfeeding rates, a higher frequency of bed-sharing has been observed worldwide. And, it is probable that it occurs more frequently than what appears reflected in surveys. There seems to be an interrelated and mut...
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The practice of bed-sharing by parents and their offspring has been a common behaviour among humans. In parallel with the increase of breastfeeding rates, a higher frequency of bed-sharing has been observed worldwide. And, it is probable that it occurs more frequently than what appears reflected in surveys. There seems to be an interrelated and mut...
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Since 2002, the World Health Organization and many governments and professional associations have recommended exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months followed by complementary feeding (giving solid foods alongside breast milk) as optimal infant feeding practice. Several articles have been published challenging this recommendation. Arguably, the most i...
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Pacifiers are widely used in developed societies. They are used for soothing infants, reducing their stress and pain during procedures and to help them sleep. The use of pacifiers has been associated, however, with a shorter duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding, with higher rates of otitis media and dental problems, as well as a higher risk of...
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Pacifiers are widely used in developed societies. They are used for soothing infants, reducing their stress and pain during procedures and to help them sleep. The use of pacifiers has been associated, however, with a shorter duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding, with higher rates of otitis media and dental problems, as well as a higher risk of...
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Textbooks and other publications used by paediatricians, often do not offer the information that is needed when trying to solve doubts and problems affecting breastfeeding mothers. The breastfeeding committee of the Spanish Paediatric Association holds a breastfeeding forum in its webpage (www.aeped.es/lactanciamaterna/l) where mothers and fathers...
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The World Health Organization and the UNICEF launched in 1992 the "Baby Friendly Initiative". Its objective was to promote Breastfeeding (bf) all around the world by getting Maternities to adopt "The 10 steps to successful breastfeeding" and the International Code for Marketing of Human Milk Substitutes. After 18 years, the Initiative has succeeded...
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The World Health Organization and the UNICEF launched in 1992 the "Baby Friendly Initiative". Its objective was to promote Breastfeeding (bf) all around the world by getting Maternities to adopt "The 10 steps to successful breastfeeding" and the International Code for Marketing of Human Milk Substitutes. After 18 years, the Initiative has succeeded...
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Not infrequently an infection or an antibiotic treatment needed by a lactating mother leads to medical advice against breastfeeding. However, advising against breastfeeding increa- ses morbi-mortality risk in the infant. Besides there are few anti-infectious agents not compatible with breastfeeding, and in these cases, there is usually an alternati...
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Textbooks and other publications used by paediatricians, often do not offer the information that is needed when trying to solve doubts and problems affecting breastfeeding mothers. The breastfeeding committee of the Spanish Paediatric Association holds a breastfeeding forum in its webpage (www.aeped.es/lactanciamaterna/l) where mothers and fathers...
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Breast pain and other breast problems are frequent among breastfeeding mothers. They cause significant distress, undermine the mother's self-confidence in her ability to feed the baby and often contribute to early cessation of lactation. However, more than often, health professionals do not have the necessary knowledge for prevention or resolution...
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The Internet has introduced new ways of learning that may complement medical training during the residency period. We describe the experience with a new method of e-learning for training in human lactation and breastfeeding counselling. Pediatric residents participated in the Human Lactation Forum maintained by the Spanish Pediatric Association Bre...
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Human milk is the best way to nurture the human infant. By breast-feeding their babies, mothers provide them with the best opportunities to wholly develop their potential, while protecting the infants and themselves from a whole range of diseases in the near future and in the years to come. Even though these benefits are widely known and there is a...
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Title: Breast pain during lactation: management strategies for the pediatrician Breast pain and other breast problems are frequent among breastfeeding mothers. They cause significant distress, under- mine the mother's self-confidence in her ability to feed the baby and often contribute to early cessation of lactation. However, more than often, heal...

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