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2014-04-07 23:29:10

"Health Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby and Mom,” a new report on the website Vinamy.com uncovers health and nutrition benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mother. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 “Health Benefits Of Breastfeeding For Baby And Mom,” a new report created by Diane Rawson on the site Vinamy.com shows health and nutrition benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mother. In the first part of this report, people will discover some reasons why breastfeeding is...

2013-12-19 16:25:19

BRONX, N.Y., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In two separate clinical trials, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that periodic meetings with a lactation consultant encourages women traditionally resistant to breastfeeding to do so, at least for a few months--long enough for mother and child to gain health benefits. The results of the trials were published online today in American Journal of Public Health. (Logo:...

2013-08-15 20:44:19

A new analysis has found that breastfeeding for more than six months may safeguard nonsmoking mothers against breast cancer. The same does not seem to hold true for smoking mothers, though. Published early online in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, the findings add to the list of benefits of breastfeeding for women and their babies. To look at the relationship between breast cancer and certain aspects of pregnancy and breastfeeding, Emilio González-Jiménez, PhD, of the University of...

Breastfeeding Rates Continue To Rise In The US
2013-08-01 05:14:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Breastfeeding rates in the US have continued to rise over the past decade, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics released on Wednesday. The agency reported the percentage of newborns breastfeeding increased from 71 percent in 2000 to 77 percent in 2010. Over that same 10-year period, the percentage of babies breastfeeding at six months of age increased from 35 percent to 49 percent, and it...

Benefits Of Breastfeeding Social Mobility
2013-06-25 10:52:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Besides providing nutrition and a wealth of antibodies, breastfeeding can provide infants with a greater chance for social mobility, according to a new study in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The study, which included over 34,000 people born in the United Kingdom in either 1958 or 1970, found children who had been breastfed were 24 percent more likely to advance in social class – and 20 percent less likely to drop in social...

Breastfeeding Boosts Baby Brain
2013-06-07 08:33:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By the age of two, babies who were breastfed exclusively for at least three months experienced enhanced development in parts of the brain responsible for language, cognition and emotional function compared to infants that were given at least some formula as infants, according to a new study. A team of researchers used special child-friendly “quiet” magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines to study brain growth in...

2013-03-13 13:54:30

In research that included nearly 14,000 healthy infants in Belarus, an intervention that succeeded in improving the duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding during infancy did not result in a lower risk of overweight or obesity among the children at age 11.5 years, according to a study appearing in the March 13 issue of JAMA. Observational studies suggest that greater duration and exclusivity of having been breastfed reduces child obesity risk. "However, breastfeeding and growth are...

2012-12-28 05:00:05

Recent nursing research on "Kangaroo Care" indicates early health benefits for baby.The Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) of Women's Excellence in Midwifery have put this research into practice immediately after birth at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, MI. Oakland County, Michigan (PRWEB) December 27, 2012 Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs), Tracie Achrem and Chris Borowski, of Women's Excellence in Midwifery are putting evidence-based care into practice at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester,...

2012-10-19 07:23:28

NEPTUNE, N.J., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jersey Shore University Medical Center has received an international designation as a Baby-Friendly hospital. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals that offer an optimal level of care for...

2012-10-04 06:27:15

DETROIT, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses, doctors, lactation consultants, hospital administrators and physician leaders representing scores of birthing centers in hospitals across Michigan gathered today at the Michigan MotherBaby Summit to promote hospital policies that encourage breastfeeding. "You can't overstate the impact hospitals have," said pediatrician and Michigan summit organizer Dr. Paula Schreck. She also serves as breastfeeding coordinator at St. John Providence...