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2014-04-25 08:53:11

Lower weight babies and babies who aren't breastfed or not breastfed for long are at greater risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health problems later in life, according to a new study. "There were good reasons to hypothesize that breastfeeding was important to influencing levels of inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), a CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) fellow in the Child & Brain Development program. "It changes the...

2014-04-23 09:44:18

Public awareness, interventions could help erode intractable disparities in health Individuals born at lower birth weights as well as those breastfed less than three months or not at all are more likely as young adults to have higher levels of chronic inflammation that contributes to cardiovascular disease, according to a new Northwestern University study. Based on data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Northwestern researchers evaluated how levels of C-reactive...

2014-04-07 23:29:10

"Health Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby and Mom,” a new report on the website Vinamy.com uncovers health and nutrition benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mother. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 “Health Benefits Of Breastfeeding For Baby And Mom,” a new report created by Diane Rawson on the site Vinamy.com shows health and nutrition benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mother. In the first part of this report, people will discover some reasons why breastfeeding is...

2013-09-24 10:14:58

Frequent bedsharing between a mother and infant was associated with longer duration of breastfeeding, but researchers warned of the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) associated with bedsharing, in a study by Yi Huang, Ph.D., of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and colleagues. The authors write that while some experts and professional societies advocate bedsharing to promote breastfeeding, others recommend against it to reduce the risk of SIDS. The American Academy of...

2013-09-23 11:13:32

Most new mothers in the United States begin breastfeeding when their children are born, but new research shows that those who report early concerns or problems with breastfeeding are nearly 10 times more likely to abandon breastfeeding within two months. In a new study 92 percent of new moms reported at least one breastfeeding concern three days after birth. The most predominant concern, in 52 percent of mothers, was infant feeding at the breast, which refers to the behavior of the baby,...

Most Medications Can Be Used Safely By Breastfeeding Moms
2013-08-26 14:51:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is claiming that most medications are safe  for mothers who are breastfeeding to take. It is widely assumed that women should either stop taking medications or discontinue nursing due to the potential harm the drugs could cause to the infant. However, the latest study provides an outline for physicians to follow when advising which medications mothers can still take, and the safe list far...

Breastfeeding Boosts Baby Brain
2013-06-07 08:33:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By the age of two, babies who were breastfed exclusively for at least three months experienced enhanced development in parts of the brain responsible for language, cognition and emotional function compared to infants that were given at least some formula as infants, according to a new study. A team of researchers used special child-friendly “quiet” magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines to study brain growth in...

2013-05-22 23:01:18

Research has shown that a majority of breastfeeding mothers bedshare at some point because they need more sleep and it makes breastfeeding easier at night. Contrary to the findings of the recent Carpenter 2013 meta-analysis, a significant body of recent, careful research indicates that bedsharing does not result in any increased risk of SIDS when seven conditions are met, which we call "The Safe Sleep Seven." Schaumburg, Illinois (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Few new mothers get enough sleep and...

Early Limited Formula Helps Babies Keep Weight, Mothers Breastfeed Longer
2013-05-14 06:00:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends healthy mothers and their infants should breastfeed exclusively for the first six months of life. However, high levels of infant weight loss early on often causes mothers to switch over to formula. A new study from researchers at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) has found limited amounts of formula can combat weight loss in the first few days after birth and extend...

2013-01-07 16:24:47

Researchers track folklore in US, find consistent advice from mom to mom Breastfeeding can be a difficult time for both mother and baby, so using cabbage leaves and tea bags to ease pain or eating oatmeal to increase milk production are among the folk remedies that women pass along to new mothers seeking help. As experts in this field, lactations specialists were surveyed to see how often they pass along this folklore to breastfeeding mothers, despite a lack of research-based evidence...


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