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2013-08-15 20:44:19

A new analysis has found that breastfeeding for more than six months may safeguard nonsmoking mothers against breast cancer. The same does not seem to hold true for smoking mothers, though. Published early online in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, the findings add to the list of benefits of breastfeeding for women and their babies. To look at the relationship between breast cancer and certain aspects of pregnancy and breastfeeding, Emilio González-Jiménez, PhD, of the University of...

2013-08-15 16:24:06

National Breastfeeding Month highlights importance of breastfeeding OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and Kaiser Permanente believes that one of the most important choices a mother can make to promote the health of her family is to choose, if possible, to exclusively breastfeed her newborn. Kaiser Permanente uses its integrated care delivery model to help mothers understand the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child,...

2013-08-07 12:26:45

2013 Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence Inductees Announced MCHENRY, Ill., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela today announced the induction of three honorees to the Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence. The inductees, Sherry Payne, MSN, RN, CNE, IBCLC, David Duresky and V. Kuroji Patrick, will each be awarded a $5,000 grant to fund research, sponsor continuing education, purchase equipment for use in their practice or donate to the breastfeeding charity of their choice. In honor of...

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...

Nursing Moms May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease Through Breastfeeding
2013-08-05 14:03:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What began as a modest pilot study has resulted in a striking new finding surrounding the development of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found a strong correlation between breastfeeding and lowered risk of Alzheimer's in women within a relatively small study group of 81 women, according to a report in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. The study authors said their findings were only preliminary...

2013-08-05 08:28:42

ALLEGAN, Mich., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (NYSE: PRGO; TASE) today announced that its infant formula division, Perrigo Nutritionals, is working with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to increase educational awareness around infant nutrition, health, and feeding options. The relationship between the two organizations includes Perrigo's sponsorship of AAP's educational resource, HealthyChildren.org. The website offers pediatrician-approved health information...

2013-08-02 23:02:06

Insurance payments are a great relief for breastfeeding mothers. The days of out-of-pocket lactation consultant fees are disappearing. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 Just in time for World Breastfeeding Month in August, Stork and Cradle announces today its principal instructor and founder, Tamara Hawkins is accepting medical insurance for her lactation practice. Tamara Hawkins is a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with over...

2013-08-01 23:21:14

Family-owned nursing bra company partners with Breastfeeding USA, the Best for Babes Foundation and WIC to support breastfeeding efforts nationwide. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Leading Lady, a premiere nursing bra and intimate apparel company, today announced plans to donate one thousand Leading Lady and new Loving Moments by Leading Lady nursing bras to breastfeeding moms nationwide in honor of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month. Through partnerships...

2013-08-01 12:33:58

-- Events in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Denver Will Host Public Breastfeeding Meet Ups on August 15 -- NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This year alone, 22,240 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, 2,500 infants will die from SIDS and obesity remains at an all-time high among children and adolescents--almost tripling since 1980. One possible free and natural solution: Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding has been proven to reduce the risk of developing these...

Breastfeeding Rates Continue To Rise In The US
2013-08-01 05:14:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Breastfeeding rates in the US have continued to rise over the past decade, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics released on Wednesday. The agency reported the percentage of newborns breastfeeding increased from 71 percent in 2000 to 77 percent in 2010. Over that same 10-year period, the percentage of babies breastfeeding at six months of age increased from 35 percent to 49 percent, and it...