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Women who have immediate family members with breast cancer are strongly urged to consider breastfeeding their babies.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Breastfeeding reduces infant mortality by 21 percent and offers increased health benefits according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), yet only 54 percent of new mothers in the Philadelphia area attempt to breastfeed their newborns.
There is little evidence that mother's milk protects babies against illness or allergies, a leading British pediatrician said. Those observations are contained in National Health Service literature which is wrong or out of date, said Dr.
Most Canadian women have a positive experience during labor and birth, but few breastfeed their babies past 6 months as advised, a survey indicates. Dr.
Hospital practices, such as supplementing newborns with formula or giving them pacifiers, reduce the odds new mothers will breastfeed, U.S.
LOMA LINDA, Calif., Feb.
Breastfeeding may reduce the chance of children developing asthma, but a Canadian researcher says fast-food may negate the breast feeding benefits. Dr.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine feels that the social networking website, Facebook, would be well advised to review its policy banning photographs of breastfeeding mothers.
After reviewing the evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that primary care providers can increase breastfeeding rates and duration by encouraging and supporting breastfeeding.
ALLEN, Texas, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Presbyterian Hospital of Allen has been designated a "Baby-Friendly Hospital" by the World Health Organization, recognizing its comprehensive approach to supporting breastfeeding of newborns.
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.