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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...

2011-10-17 11:30:41

While breastfed babies initially awaken more during the night for feedings, their sleep patterns -- falling asleep, staying asleep and total sleep time -- stabilize in later infancy and become comparable to non-breastfed babies, according to an abstract presented Monday, Oct. 17, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Boston. In the study, "Long-Term Relationship Between Breastfeeding and Sleep," 89 mothers of exclusively breastfed infants and 54...

2011-08-24 17:23:03

The largest worldwide study on the association between breastfeeding, time of weaning and eczema in children has concluded that there is no clear evidence that exclusive breastfeeding for 4 months or longer protects against childhood eczema The largest worldwide study on the association between breastfeeding, time of weaning and eczema in children has concluded that there is no clear evidence that exclusive breastfeeding for four months or longer protects against childhood eczema. The...

2011-08-20 07:00:00

I Want a Breast Pump dedicated to serving the needs of new mothers. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2011 I Want a Breast Pump, a specialty store catering to mothers interested in forgoing bottle feeding, is offering a special discount rate on the rental and purchase of personal breast pumps and accessories this month. The company is dedicated to providing breastfeeding mothers with hospital-grade, electric breast pumps at reasonable prices in the heart of the DUMBO area of Brooklyn, with...

2011-08-06 00:00:04

International campaign aims to improve the health of babies worldwide by educating the public about the important benefits of breastfeeding Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 05, 2011 In response to the recent Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia took part in an international effort to educate professionals and the public about the importance of giving every child the best possible start in life "” by breastfeeding newborns...

2011-08-02 08:50:00

New CDC report shows missed opportunities for preventing childhood obesity beginning at birth ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Breastfeeding protects against childhood obesity, yet less than 4 percent of U.S. hospitals provide the full range of support mothers need to be able to breastfeed, according to the most recent Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Improving rates of breastfeeding by providing better hospital support to...

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2011-07-22 11:35:00

A study of more than 5,000 children, published in the European Respiratory Journal, found those who are not breastfed are up to 50 percent more likely to exhibit asthmatic symptoms than those who are. Young children who were never breastfed were 50 percent more likely to have persistent phlegm and 40 percent more likely to wheeze regularly. The researchers, from the Generation R Study, Erasmus Medical Center in The Netherlands, used gathered data from over 5,000 children. They ascertained in...

2011-06-22 00:00:34

The Covillow combines a breastfeeding cover and pillow into one unique breastfeeding accessory that provides privacy like never before Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 Covillow, LLC today announced the launch of their new nursing top aimed at addressing the social, emotional and practical challenges mothers face when breastfeeding in public. The Covillow combines a breastfeeding cover and pillow into one unique accessory that provides privacy like never before. This new nursing top is...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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