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2011-10-17 12:55:33

Efforts being made to overcome national low rates The low rate of breastfeeding among low-income, inner-city African-American mothers is a health disparity now receiving national attention. Two new studies from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital highlight some obstacles to increasing the breastfeeding rate in this population and identify methods to address this disparity. Both studies were led Lydia Furman¸ MD, of UH Rainbow Babies & Children's...

2011-10-03 12:42:27

The study has been published in the Journal of Human Lactation New research analyses maternal breastfeeding in Spain throughout the second half of the twentieth century. Experts believe that its development is associated with socio-demographic factors such as the advice of healthcare professionals, longer maternity leave, a woman's integration into the workplace and her level of education. "Up until not long ago, maternal breastfeeding was vital for infant survival but things have...

2011-08-01 14:08:00

MCHENRY, Ill., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week, Medela is proud to honor the hard work, dedication and best practices of US-based lactation consultants and breastfeeding advocates. The company today announced the induction of two new members to the Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence: Madeleine Sigman-Grant, Las Vegas, Nev. and Kathleen Moren, Providence, R.I. "As the world focuses this week on the importance of breastfeeding, we are thrilled to honor...

2011-03-01 08:00:00

MCHENRY, Ill., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela today announced the launch of the 2011 Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence - an exciting expansion of the Lactation Consultant Hall of Excellence. The program will now honor the hard-work, dedication and best practices of lactation consultants, as well as other professional and community breastfeeding advocates. The Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence inductees will be announced during World Breastfeeding Week in August 2011 and will be...

2010-05-10 06:00:00

MCHENRY, Ill., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of National Women's Health Week, Medela today announced the availability of resources and services to help employers create a supportive workplace for nursing mothers. With corporations now required to provide nursing mothers breaks to express breastmilk under the new Patient Protection and Affordability Act signed by President Obama, Medela's Corporate Lactation program offers companies direction on setting up a successful program to...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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