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2012-11-12 11:10:33

Fresh, refrigerated or frozen, colostrum still is the best thing dairy owners can feed newborn calves, according to a joint study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the University of Florida. Colostrum is the milk secreted for a few days from a mother, whether human or animal, after giving birth and is characterized by high protein and antibody content. "It is well known that an adequate colostrum feeding is the most important management factor determining calf health and survival,"...

2012-09-17 02:25:24

Hospital provides access to human milk as an alternative to formula for newborns needing supplemental feeding. HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, one of the nation's premier facilities for women's, fetal and newborn health, is now offering pasteurized donor breast milk to breastfeeding mothers of healthy newborns who need supplementation during the important early days of the baby's life. For a variety of medical...

2012-09-16 22:21:18

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents want the best baby formula when deciding to bottle-feed their infants, and reviews on Viewpoints (www.viewpoints.com) show the most popular products are the least expensive. Baby formula sold under store brands at Target, Walmart and Costco consistently get the most positive reviews. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120830/CG65482LOGO) Viewpoints top-rated milk-based formula Viewpoints ranks up & up infant formula with iron...

2012-08-27 19:45:08

The benefits of breast milk have long been appreciated, but now scientists at Duke University Medical Center have described a unique property that makes mother's milk better than infant formula in protecting infants from infections and illnesses. The finding, published in the August issue of the journal Current Nutrition & Food Science, explains how breast milk, but not infant formula, fosters colonies of microbiotic flora in a newborn's intestinal tract that aid nutrient absorption...

2012-08-16 00:51:49

Compound in human milk associated with reduced transmission from HIV-infected mother to breastfed infant An international team of researchers has found that certain bioactive components found in human milk are associated with a reduced risk of HIV transmission from an HIV infected mother to her breast-fed infant. Their study will be published in the August 15 online edition of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. "In developing countries, HIV-infected mothers are faced with the...

2012-08-05 23:02:56

InsidersHealth launches “Health Starts With Mom” a contest (deadline August 13, 2012) and ongoing media campaign to educate about the lifelong benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2012. Breastfeeding, the only way to feed infants until infant formula emerged in the mid-19th Century, prevents major diseases, increases IQ, and protects mothers from breast cancer, yet many women are encouraged to feed formula...

2012-08-01 10:24:35

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fact: Breast milk sells on the Internet for approximately 262 times the price of oil. Why? It's the greatest gift a mom can give her baby. Not only a benefit to baby by boosting immunity and promoting brain development, breastfeeding also reduces mom's lifetime risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer, while burning an average of 500 calories per day! (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120618/MM26636LOGO-c) (Logo:...

NYC Mayor Wants New Moms To Breast Feed Rather Than Use The Bottle
2012-07-31 08:34:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making a push to get hospitals to stop offering baby formula to new mothers and persuade them to take the natural route: breast-feeding. Of the 40 NYC-area hospitals, 27 have agreed to Bloomberg´s Latch On initiative, and said they will stop handing out free bags of formula and bottles. Beginning September 3rd, the city will monitor participating hospitals and demand medical reasons...

2012-07-16 06:26:25

NEW YORK, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US-based International Breast Milk Project (IBMP), Prolacta Bioscience and Quick International Courier in a joint humanitarian effort delivered 11,000 ounces (2,375 bottles) of donor breast milk to South Africa, this week. The shipment, sent from Monrovia, California, to be split between Durban and Cape Town, will be used to feed premature, sick and orphaned infants. The Cape Town-based non-profit, Milk Matters, distributes donor...

2012-06-26 10:24:14

LAS VEGAS, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research findings on evidenced-based approaches to tackle childhood obesity were presented and discussed today by a panel of national experts at the Institute of Food Technology annual meeting in Las Vegas. The approaches ranged from maximizing food satiety while reducing both calories and portion size to new insights into infant satiety. The symposium, "Preventing childhood obesity: What the food industry can do," brought together prominent...