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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...

2011-08-01 14:08:00

MCHENRY, Ill., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week, Medela is proud to honor the hard work, dedication and best practices of US-based lactation consultants and breastfeeding advocates. The company today announced the induction of two new members to the Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence: Madeleine Sigman-Grant, Las Vegas, Nev. and Kathleen Moren, Providence, R.I. "As the world focuses this week on the importance of breastfeeding, we are thrilled to honor...

2009-08-11 08:33:00

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. August is National Breastfeeding Awareness month and Independence Blue Cross (IBC) takes this opportunity to remind members of its support and incentives to breastfeed their newborns. "IBC is proud to offer...

2009-03-23 21:34:03

Hospital practices, such as supplementing newborns with formula or giving them pacifiers, reduce the odds new mothers will breastfeed, U.S. researchers say. A research team led by Eugene Declercq of the Boston University School of Public Health finds a significant drop-off between the numbers of mothers who intend to breastfeed exclusively and those who go on to fulfill that intention one week after giving birth. Among first-time mothers, 70 percent reported an intention to breastfeed...

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...

2008-08-04 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...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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