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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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