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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...

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,...

2013-09-23 10:29:59

'Odor is a means of chemical communication between mother and child' -- Johannes Frasnelli, University of Montreal What woman has not wanted to gobble up a baby placed in her arms, even if the baby is not hers? This reaction, which everyone has noticed or felt, could have biological underpinnings related to maternal functions. For the first time, an international team of researchers has found evidence of this phenomenon in the neural networks associated with reward. "The olfactory -- thus...

2013-09-12 23:29:45

The hospital-recommended Ameda Purely Yours Personal Double Electric Breast Pump is now available for new moms through insurance or patient cash pay from Aeroflow Healthcare. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Aeroflow Healthcare, an online medical supply company, recently added a new breast pump to its already impressive repertoire. The hospital-recommended Ameda Purely Yours Personal Double Electric Breast Pump comes equipped with custom-fit breast flanges and a handy tote bag....

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Autistic Children Experience Reward
2013-09-12 07:36:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Stanford University have shown that oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone,” is involved in a wider range of social interactions than previously understood, findings that may have implications for neurological disorders such as autism as well as scientific conceptions of our evolutionary heritage. Scientists estimate that the advent of social living preceded the emergence of pair living by about 35 million...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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