What Your Mother Never Told You About the Love Hormone!

with guest Wendy Jones

Air Date: July 17, 2017



We all know that oxytocin is the love hormone. But oxytocin has some amazing attributes that are often overlooked. If you’re a breastfeeding mother, you’ve faced situations where you wish oxytocin would go gangbusters in your body–while at other times, you wish it would fade into the background! Sure, oxytocin is stored in your pituitary gland, but what triggers or inhibits its release? Yes, it’s floating around in your blood, but where else is it? Do men have oxytocin, and how does it affect them? Does it affect your baby, or just your let-down? And, with more than one-third of women in the United States being given synthetic oxytocin for labor induction or augmentation, what effects does that have on breastfeeding? Join Marie and her guest, Wendy Jones, for a deep-dive to discover what you can do to maximize the oxytocin for you, your baby, and your family truly immersed in the amazing, almost magical effects of this love hormone.

Guest Profile – Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones BSc, MSc, PhD, MRPharmS has been a pharmacist for more than 40 years. Since 1987, she has been a breastfeeding supporter, and in 1995 she developed a specialist interest in the safety of drugs in medicine. Wendy and has developed fact sheets and educational materials for pharmacists, health care providers, and parents. Wendy is the author of “Breastfeeding and Medication” (Routledge, 2013), which has been praised by the program director of UNICEF UK’s Baby Friendly Initiative as “carefully researched and comprehensive, yet still easy to read … a valuable resource.” These days, Wendy often can be found online, answering questions for enquiring breastfeeding mothers via her web site and social media. A mother of three breastfed daughters and several grandchildren, she lives in the United Kingdom and is available at https://www.breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk/
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