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2014-02-27 18:39:10

Only 12 percent without coverage take classes; suggests more breastfeeding support needed, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health Just 12 percent of parents without insurance coverage take breastfeeding support classes that can offer crucial support and encourage new moms to breastfeed, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusively breastfeeding until...

2013-08-06 13:06:46

A new analysis has found that mothers who are more extroverted and less anxious are more likely to breastfeed and to continue to breastfeed than mothers who are introverted or anxious. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the study indicates that new mothers with certain personalities may need additional support and education to help them feel confident, self assured, and knowledgeable about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is important for the health of both mother and...

2013-07-18 23:03:39

The lack of guidelines for breastfeeding support coverage under the Affordable Care Act's Women's Prevention Services has created chaos for providers and patients alike. The National Breastfeeding Center and the United States Breastfeeding Committee have published a Model Policy aimed at helping insurers better understand what breastfeeding services and equipment should be covered in order to support improving our population's health. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 In...

2013-07-12 23:30:04

Inaugural Fitness Challenge “Team We’ve Got Your Back, Babe!” Aims To Support All Moms By Removing Barriers To Healthy Infant Feeding; Coincides With National Breastfeeding Month Little Silver, NJ (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Determined to put prevention first and give every mom and baby the chance to thrive, the Best for Babes® Foundation and Breastfeeding USA are launching the national Team We’ve Got Your Back, Babe! to ensure that more mothers get individualized support and...

2009-10-06 01:15:00

(Editor's note: Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're tackling motherhood in the 21st century -- or being tackled by it. This is the latest in a series of reflections by UPI writers.) SKOKIE, Ill., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A friend once euphemistically referred to my style as intensive parenting. Her delicacy would've been more accurate had she said intensive mothering, as she was speaking about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a word that, back in the day, was freely used by us cognoscenti. The...

2009-08-15 01:04:24

Breastfeeding mothers had a nurse-in Friday at a fast-food restaurant in Orlando, Fla. The protest was inspired by a woman who said an employee at the Chick-Fil-A had told her to cover her breast and offered her a towel as she fed her baby, WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported. Florida law allows women to breastfeed almost anywhere at any time and specifically says the nipple does not need to be covered. The woman said she tried complaining to the manager and to Chick-Fil-A's head office, but to no...

2009-07-27 19:53:37

Most mothers recognize the benefits of breastfeeding for themselves and their babies but many say formula is a safe alternative, a U.S. survey indicates. The survey of 876 mothers of children age 12 months and younger throughout the country, conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and Public Opinion Strategies, found 84 percent said they believe breastfeeding is healthier for their babies and 79 percent believe it is healthier for themselves. Eighty-three percent of mothers made their...

2008-08-19 00:00:30

Health bosses have appointed a new adviser to encourage mothers to breast feed their babies. Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a infant feeding adviser, Katy Thompson, who has worked as a midwife at Stafford Hospital for the past five years. She said: "My role is to provide care, support and up-to-date advice to women, their families and colleagues about infant feeding. "There is clear evidence that breastfeeding has health benefits for both mum and baby. "We need to...

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2005-08-06 15:15:00

Breastfeeding toddlers: it's considered a social no-no, which means very few mothers end up breastfeeding their babies past 12 months of age. A University of Western Sydney researcher has carried out Australia's first study of mums and bubs who breastfeed beyond infancy - looking at why these women are bucking the trend against premature weaning, and asking the toddlers themselves how they feel about breastfeeding. Dr Karleen Gribble from the UWS School of Nursing, Family and Community...


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