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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...

2008-10-20 21:00:14

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. The USPSTF recommends primary care interventions before, around, and after childbirth to advocate and support breastfeeding. The recommendation appears in the October 21, 2008, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians' flagship journal. For the study, the...

2008-10-15 12:00:34

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. Presbyterian Hospital of Allen (PHA) is the first and only hospital in Texas to receive this distinction and the 68th in the nation. An international program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund, the...

2008-09-26 21:00:31

By Mike Waites Figures show women most likely to use formula milk are young, white and from deprived backgrounds.Professor Mary Renfrew, of York University, and Prof David Hall, of Sheffield University, writing in the British Medical Journal, say the problem is creating a major public health and inequalities problem.They say breastfeeding improves the health of both babies and mothers and has also been shown to be the single most important preventive approach to saving children's lives. In...

2008-09-23 18:00:37

A MIDLAND health trust has pledged to make its surgeries and health centres more babyfriendly as it works towards achieving a Unicef accreditation. New mums who want to breastfeed their babies will benefit under the scheme by Worcestershire Primary Care Trust. The Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative aims to inform parents about breastfeeding, which can boost a child's immunity and protect them against chest problems, asthma and ear infections. (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK)....

2008-09-18 12:00:11

By TOM RAYNER Half of new mothers see a health visitor only once or twice in the first two months after giving birth, a poll revealed today. A survey of 6,000 mothers found that 46% of women fell into that category, despite 53% of those polled saying they did not live near to close family. Health visitors are specially trained nurses who give advice on breastfeeding and infant development and also monitor the physical and mental health of both mother and baby. According to website...

2008-08-04 09:01:04

A TEESSIDE Hospital has achieved recognition for its baby friendly services. The maternity unit at the James Cook University Hospital has been commended for the high standard of care it offers to breastfeeding mothers and new born babies. This is the third time that the Middlesbrough hospital has been awarded the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Hospital award - along with 53 other maternity units across the UK. Midwife consultant Anne Holt said: "We are delighted that the maternity service...

2005-09-19 14:21:49

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. Three-fifths of women asked in a survey believed they had seen advertising for infant formula, even though advertising it in the UK has been banned since 1995, a survey for UNICEF UK and the National Childbirth Trust found. The researchers said baby milk firms were exploiting a loophole,...


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