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Helping nursing mothers unravel the do's and don'ts of breast feeding is an everyday task for Libby Svoboda, RN, a lactation consultant at University McDonald Lactation and Childbirth Education Center in Cleveland. The center helps more than 2,000 nursing mothers each year and fields more than 4,000 cries for help from anxious mothers who call the center's 24-hour "warmline."

Most mothers do know that drugs and other substances can be passed to their babies, says Svoboda. With cold and flu season coming up, Svoboda says that her staff is gearing up for the onslaught of calls "from women who get a cold and are worried about what cold medicine they can take."

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