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2013-10-09 10:53:43

Animal study suggests stress-induced depression in new mothers extends to daughters A recently published study suggests that exposure to social stress not only impairs a mother's ability to care for her children but can also negatively impact her daughter's ability to provide maternal care to future offspring. Researchers at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University conducted a transgenerational study with female rats, examining the behavioral and physiological...

2013-10-04 23:02:13

Comfort & Harmony™ educates new moms on baby products that are essential for breastfeeding. (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 Moms need to be ready with breastfeeding supplies after baby comes home from the hospital. Luckily, babies do not need all the products and gadgets available. Some main basics are all a newborn child really needs. Baby products suggested by BabyCenter (1.12) and Comfort & Harmony™: 1. Nursing/feeding pillow: These specially designed pillows allow mom and baby...

2013-10-02 12:05:01

Community health officers (health workers who are not trained midwives) can safely give injections of the drug oxytocin to prevent severe bleeding after delivery (postpartum hemorrhage) when attending home births in rural areas of Ghana, according to a study by US and Ghanaian researchers in this week's PLOS Medicine. The researchers, led by Cynthia Stanton from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US, also found that oxytocin injections halved the risk of postpartum...

2013-10-01 23:23:49

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Breast Pumps Industry. London (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Breast Pumps in Thousand Units by the following Product Segments: Non-Powered Breast Pumps, and Powered Breast Pumps. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also,...

Infant Bed Sharing On The Rise
2013-10-01 13:37:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite a wealth of information advising against it, the number of infants sharing a bed with their parents or a sibling increased between 1993 and 2010, according to a new report in JAMA Pediatrics. While parents and their babies sharing the same bed may seem like a benign or even loving habit, studies have shown that the practice is connected to an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Based on a series of annual...

2013-09-26 23:36:59

Female supplement company, femMED (http://www.femmed.com), gives away free bottles of Premium Prenatal Supplements to expectant moms across Canada. (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Women’s supplement company, femMED, is proud to announce their Ultimate Baby Bundle Free Bottle Giveaway. This limited time promotion allows women who are pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding the opportunity to try one month supply of femMED’s Pregnancy Supplement at no cost. Pregnant women have...

2013-09-24 10:16:27

Prenatal exposure to antiepileptic medications was associated with an increased risk of impaired fine motor skills (small muscle movements) in children at age 6 months, but breastfeeding by women taking the medications was not associated with any harmful effects on child development at ages 6 to 36 months, according to a report published by JAMA Neurology, a JAMA Network publication. Few studies have examined development during the first months of life of children of mothers with epilepsy,...

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...


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