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2013-07-10 15:54:05

Scientists are making strides toward unraveling the surprisingly complex chemistry underpinning that axiom of infant feeding "breast is best," according to an article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News. C&EN is the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. Jyllian Kemsley, C&EN senior editor, points out that their findings reveal many intriguing and sometimes counterintuitive ways in which sugars, proteins...

Solid Foods Linked To Diabetes Infants
2013-07-09 14:49:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Deciding when to switch an infant's diet from liquid to solid food can be a tough choice for any mother. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado indicates babies who are given solid food before 3 months of age and after 6 months of age could be at an increased risk for developing type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). According to the study which was published in JAMA Pediatrics, the best time to introduce solid foods...

2013-07-08 23:23:32

To further its mission and to be a reliable source of information for moms all over the world, Fit for Expecting is expanding its offering of online exercise and wellness resources. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 The amount of information available on the internet is incredible. Unfortunately, when it comes to exercise-related topics for pregnant and new moms, a lot of the information is outdated or simply inaccurate. Fit for Expecting’s mission is to help moms...

2013-07-08 10:51:30

Why do so many mothers have difficulty making enough milk to breastfeed? A new study by scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of California Davis adds to their previous research implicating insulin's role in lactation success. The study is the first to describe how the human mammary gland becomes highly sensitive to insulin during lactation. It is also the first study to get an accurate picture of how specific genes are switched on in the human...

2013-06-30 23:04:25

Maternal and Family Health Services announced that the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program has expanded income guidelines allowing more families to participate in the free nutrition education program. According to the new income guidelines for WIC, beginning on July 1, 2013, a family of four could earn $43,568 annually and qualify for WIC. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 Maternal and Family Health Services announced that the Women, Infants and Children...

2013-06-27 23:47:59

Hygeia Inc. recently announced another step forward in its on-going initiative to better support mothers and babies by eliminating the waiting period for mothers who hope to utilize Hygeia’s hospital-grade performing personal use breast pump. Hygeia breast pumps are now carried by Humana in-network DME’s. Fullerton, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Hygeia Inc. recently announced another step forward in its on-going initiative to better support mothers and babies by eliminating the waiting...

2013-06-27 23:21:15

Comfort & Harmony™, a leader in soothing and stylish baby products, shares information on the mombo breastfeeding pillow and other solutions for common breastfeeding problems. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 The team at Comfort & Harmony™, a leader in nurturing baby products offers solutions for common breastfeeding problems. It is common for moms to have some problems with breastfeeding, but many problems can be easily solved. A mombo™ nursing pillow is one way to make breastfeeding...

Oxytocin Helps Reach Out Times Of Stress
2013-06-26 08:35:41

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online When faced with the pain of social rejection, many people try to hide from the situation to soothe their wounded pride. However, scientists have recently shown this may not be the most helpful strategy. According to researchers at Concordia University, reaching out to others after a stressful event instead of secluding oneself boosts levels of the hormone oxytocin which helps against feelings of rejection. Oxytocin has been...

2013-06-25 23:26:42

Crazy for Milk’s author, Kathryn Michaels exposes the truth behind what happens when a new mother gets obsessed with breastfeeding. (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 It’s summer time – the top season for births in the US. Every mom-to-be wants to be happy and entertain only good thoughts during her pregnancy, without worrying too much about the aftermath when she has to start breastfeeding her newborn infant but it isn’t easy. Not everyone can be happily obsessed with breastfeeding like Kim...

Benefits Of Breastfeeding Social Mobility
2013-06-25 10:52:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Besides providing nutrition and a wealth of antibodies, breastfeeding can provide infants with a greater chance for social mobility, according to a new study in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The study, which included over 34,000 people born in the United Kingdom in either 1958 or 1970, found children who had been breastfed were 24 percent more likely to advance in social class – and 20 percent less likely to drop in social...