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2012-02-07 23:13:37

Women who did not plan to get pregnant are much more likely to stop breastfeeding within three months of giving birth, according to a study published in the journal Current Anthropology. The research suggests that women whose pregnancies were unplanned often experience more emotional and physical discomfort with breastfeeding compared to women who planned to get pregnant. More than 40 percent of the women in the study, which focused on mothers from low-income neighborhoods in...

2012-02-07 12:03:57

Baby knows best? The impact of weaning style on food preferences and body mass index in early childhood in a case-controlled study Infants allowed to feed themselves with finger foods from the start of weaning (baby led weaning) are likely to eat more healthily and be an appropriate weight as they get older than infants spoon-fed purees, indicates a small study published in BMJ Open. The findings prompt the authors to suggest that baby led weaning could help ward off obesity in later...

No Cronobacter In Baby Formula, FDA And CDC Report
2012-01-02 05:46:22

No trace of a potentially deadly bacteria linked to two recent infant deaths and two other illnesses was found in a popular brand of baby formula, U.S. health officials revealed on Friday. According to Reuters and the Associated Press (AP), scientists with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested various brands of powdered, milk-based formula -- including Mead Johnson Nutrition Co.'s Enfamil -- as well as distilled or nursing...

Walmart Pulls Infant Formula After Baby’s Death
2011-12-23 12:47:27

Containers of Enfamil Premium Newborn formula are being pulled from Walmart shelves after an infant in Missouri became sick and died after developing a rare infection from the bacteria Cronobacter sakazakii that has previously been found in powdered infant formula, reports Kim Carollo for ABC News. Only ten days-old, Avery Cornett of Lebanon, Mo., died Sunday of an infection from the bacteria after being fed Enfamil Newborn formula, Elizabeth Weise reports for USA Today. The bacteria was...

Breastfeeding Promotes Healthy Growth
2011-12-22 04:44:58

A PhD project from LIFE — the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen has shown that breastfed children follow a different growth pattern than non-breastfed children. Breastfeeding lowers the levels of the growth hormones IGF-I and insulin in the blood, which means that growth is slightly slower. This is believed to reduce the risk of overweight and diabetes later in life. The PhD project is part of SKOT, a large-scale Danish study of small children, diet and...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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