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By FAY TINNION MATERNITY services were rated this year (for the first time ever) as to the quality of care provided. We now know that Gateshead's Foundation Trust is one of the best- performing providers in the country.
By MUSSEN, Deidre THREE INFERTILE women have stunned New Zealand's maternity sector by breastfeeding their babies despite never giving birth.
By JOHANN HARI Imagine if today, scientists discovered a drug that could save 13 per cent of all the babies who currently die. Now imagine that drug also made your baby cleverer - and dramatically slashed her chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, leukaemia, asthma or obesity as an adult.
A new study suggests that the longer infants are breastfed, the lower the likelihood they'll be overweight as adolescents, a relationship that does not appear to be influenced by sociocultural factors.
A number of factors influence whether a women will give up breastfeeding before the baby can derive any health benefits from it, new research suggests -- but with more encouragement and help many more women might persevere.
Though efforts to encourage breastfeeding are usually aimed at new mothers, getting dads on board can also help, according to a study published Monday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Baby milk manufacturers are confusing mothers with clever marketing that evades a ban on advertising their infant formulas in Britain, according to research published on Monday.
By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low-income women may be more likely to breastfeed their infants if they get a little encouragement from their peers, a new study suggests.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.