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2010-05-13 11:27:30

Is breast milk so different from infant formula? The ability to track which genes are operating in an infant's intestine has allowed University of Illinois scientists to compare the early development of breast-fed and formula-fed babies. They say the difference is very real. "For the first time, we can see that breast milk induces genetic pathways that are quite different from those in formula-fed infants. Although formula makers have tried to develop a product that's as much like breast milk...

2010-01-28 16:51:00

Quick International Courier donates its services for fast delivery NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, International Breast Milk Project (IBMP) and Quick International Courier delivered close to 500 ounces of donor breast milk for premature, sick and orphaned infants aboard the USNS Comfort's Medical Treatment Center stationed outside Haiti. The ship is equipped with a neonatal intensive care unit and medical staff to provide emergency care to the youngest victims of the...

2009-10-01 13:55:14

The levels of the components in breast milk change every 24 hours in response to the needs of the baby. A new study published in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience shows, for example, how this milk could help newborn babies to sleep. Breast milk contains various ingredients, such as nucleotides, which perform a very important role in regulating babies' sleep. The new study confirms that the composition of breast milk changes quite markedly throughout the day. The scientists looked for three...

2009-06-30 09:56:45

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that an ingredient in human breast milk protects and repairs the delicate intestines of newborn babies.The ingredient called pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor, or PSTI, is found at its highest levels in colostrum - the milk produced in the first few days after birth.The lining of a newborn's gut is particularly vulnerable to damage as it has never been exposed to food or drink. The new study* highlights the importance of...

2009-05-15 10:05:35

Marijuana-smoking mothers who breastfeed pass the drug to their babies through the milk, U.S. health experts said. There is a higher concentration of marijuana in breast milk than in the mother's bloodstream so these babies are getting a fair amount of marijuana, said Sarah Kabalka, a registered nurse who specializes in addiction. Marijuana, which is nearly three times stronger than it was two decades ago, also can result in gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts, and lower sperm motility, Dr....

2009-02-03 10:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- UpSpring Baby(TM) today announced that its Milkscreen(TM) home test for alcohol in breast milk is now available for purchase over-the-counter at over 6,000 Walgreens drugstores across the U.S. Walgreens is the nation's largest drugstore chain and the first brick and mortar drugstore to carry the Milkscreen home test. Milkscreen is also available for purchase through other leading national retailers and independents. The American Academy of...

2008-07-13 12:00:00

The evidence just keeps mounting that breast-feeding a newborn, even over the short term, provides some benefits that can't be gained in any other way, according to a pair of experts who fielded calls Saturday during the Deseret News/ Intermountain Healthcare Hotline. Short-term means at least the first three months of a baby's life, according to Dr. Peter Lindgren, a pediatrician in Intermountain's Memorial Clinic in Salt Lake City. Tracy Karp, neonatal nurse practitioner at Intermountain...

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2007-08-02 22:18:46

ATLANTA -- Nearly three-quarters of new mothers in the United States are breast-feeding their babies, but they are quitting too soon and resorting to infant formula too often, federal health officials said Thursday. A government survey found that only about 30 percent of new moms are feeding their babies breast milk alone three months after birth. At six months, only 11 percent are breast-feeding exclusively. Formula isn't as good at protecting babies against diseases, eczema and childhood...

2006-08-16 18:15:00

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - PNC Financial Services, WhiteWave Foods and Mothering Magazine were cited on Wednesday as the best U.S. companies for nursing mothers to work for, according to WorldWIT, a networking organization for professional women in business. The three offered the best resources, services and policies for nursing mothers who have returned to work, said Boulder, Colorado-based WorldWIT, which selected the winners. Research has shown that breast milk offers babies...

2005-09-09 08:40:00

NEW YORK -- When breastfeeding is not properly established, the baby may become dehydrated and levels of sodium in its blood can become excessive, according to a study published this week. The condition is relatively common but can be difficult to recognize. In the journal Pediatrics, clinicians explain that so-called "hypernatremic dehydration" in newborns arises from the inadequate transfer of breast milk from mother to infant. Poor milk drainage from the breasts leading to persistently...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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