Credentials:FDC, MSc, RD
Bio:Dawna Royall is a Senior Evidence Analyst for PEN® and is the Editor of the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. She is also a contract research consultant for the University of Guelph with research interests that focus on improving the effectiveness of nutrition services in primary care. She completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition at the University of Manitoba, a Dietetic Internship at Kingston General Hospital and an MSc in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. She has worked as a clinical dietitian and a research coordinator.
What is the impact of caffeine intake in pregnancy and lactation?
Last Updated: 2017-02-13
Do lactating women on vegetarian (lacto-ovo, lacto, and vegan) diets require vitamin B12 supplementation in amounts equal to or greater than the RDA?
Last Updated: 2012-09-14
How does lactation affect a woman's requirement for vitamin/mineral supplementation?
Are there safety concerns for the ingestion of fish in women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding related to mercury contamination?
Last Updated: 2019-08-26
What interventions are effective in promoting initiation and continuation of breastfeeding in the primary care setting?
Last Updated: 2012-09-15
What are the risks to the infant when the breastfeeding mother uses illicit drugs?
Last Updated: 2012-09-16
What are the risks to the infant and the quality of breastmilk when breastfeeding mothers smoke cigarettes or use snuff?
What are the risks to the infant when the breastfeeding mother consumes alcohol?
Is breastfeeding associated with a decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes among parous women without a history of gestational diabetes?
What are the benefits of breastfeeding on cancer prevention for the mother and infant?
What are the recommendations for postpartum weight loss for lactating women?
Does the conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) content of a breastfeeding woman's diet affect the total fat content and the CLA composition of her breastmilk?
Last Updated: 2016-03-14
Are there adverse effects of high protein diets (including protein powder supplements) in pregnant and lactating women?
Do trans fatty acids (from hydrogenated omega-6 fatty acids) consumed by a lactating woman have adverse effects on her breastfed infant?
What are the omega-3 fatty acid needs for breastfeeding women?
Can vitamin D content of breastmilk be increased by supplementing the mother with vitamin D as an alternative to administering vitamin D supplements to the infant?
Last Updated: 2013-01-23
Do herbs/herbal teas have an effect on breastmilk production?
What are the nutritional needs of a mother who is pregnant and breastfeeding an older child?
What are the infant and maternal health outcomes associated with breastfeeding compared to infant formula feeding?
Last Updated: 2014-07-01
What are the infant and maternal health outcomes associated with breastfeeding for six to 12 months or more compared to outcomes of infants and mothers who stop breastfeeding before six months?
Last Updated: 2016-05-05
What herbal beverages/supplements are safe to take during pregnancy and lactation?
Last Updated: 2020-02-17
Are there any specific considerations with regard to the use of sweeteners (e.g. nonnutritive, artificial, sugar substitutes, intense, low calorie) in pregnancy/lactation?
Last Updated: 2020-05-25
Last Updated: 2012-12-12