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Formula-feeding Linked To Increased Risk Of Later Disease And Metabolic Stress
2013-06-06 19:26:08

American Chemical Society New evidence from research suggests that infants fed formula, rather than breast milk, experience metabolic stress that could play a part in the long-recognized link between formula-feeding and an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other conditions in adult life. The study appears in ACS´ Journal of Proteome Research. Carolyn Slupsky and colleagues explain that past research showed a link between formula-feeding and a higher risk for chronic...

2013-05-31 23:04:53

Kathryn Michaels, author of “Crazy for Milk”, unravels the mystery behind embracing fatherhood for new dads this coming Father´s Day. (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 It´s three a.m. and the baby is still crying. Exhaustion, sleep deprivation and lack of intimacy with your partner have become a normal part of life over the past few months. With approximately 4 million babies born in the United States annually and Father´s Day just around the corner, is it any wonder that...

2013-05-28 23:20:24

Crazy for Milk, Kathryn Michaels´ book unveils the unspoken story of a wife confronted with breastfeeding, a new baby and motherhood. (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Author Kathryn Michaels reveals the confessions of a new mother obsessed with lactation, as she struggles to maintain the perfect balance between the needs of her newborn, her husband and herself in “Crazy for Milk”. It is the memoir of a millennium mom who has to juggle her career ambitions, her duties as a wife and her...

2013-05-24 23:21:18

As the nation pauses to honor its military service members this Memorial Day, Corporate Voices for Working Families has published an important new resource designed to assist breastfeeding and nursing mothers serving in the United States military. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 As the nation pauses to honor its military service members this Memorial Day, Corporate Voices for Working Families has published an important new resource designed to assist breastfeeding and nursing mothers...

Researchers Use Monkey Teeth To Help Reveal Neanderthal Weaning
2013-05-24 08:43:51

University of California, Davis Most modern human mothers wean their babies much earlier than our closest primate relatives. But what about our extinct relatives, the Neanderthals? A team of U.S. and Australian researchers reports in the journal Nature May 22 that they can now use fossil teeth to calculate when a Neanderthal baby was weaned. The new technique is based in part on knowledge gained from studies of teeth from human infants and from monkeys at the California National Primate...

2013-05-22 23:01:18

Research has shown that a majority of breastfeeding mothers bedshare at some point because they need more sleep and it makes breastfeeding easier at night. Contrary to the findings of the recent Carpenter 2013 meta-analysis, a significant body of recent, careful research indicates that bedsharing does not result in any increased risk of SIDS when seven conditions are met, which we call "The Safe Sleep Seven." Schaumburg, Illinois (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Few new mothers get enough sleep and...

Babies Who Finish Their Bottles Become Obese Adults
2013-05-22 15:41:06

[WATCH VIDEO: Infant Feeding Patterns and Obesity] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Parents who insist their infants finish their bottles could be setting them up to be obese adults, claims a Brigham Young University (BYU) study. Though babies are soon able to burn off those calories as their bodies grow, parents could be setting a pattern of overeating in their children which could be carried with them through adulthood. The BYU researchers, publishing a...

2013-05-22 12:25:32

Robert Sears, M.D., Noted Pediatrician, Addresses This Top Parenting Concern and Others at 5/29/13 Event in Manhattan NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 35,000 babies, or 28 percent of the more than 123,000 babies born in New York City this year, will be affected by colic, which is defined as unexplained crying three hours per day, three days per week, for at least three weeks. Colief® Colic Council member and board-certified pediatrician, Robert Sears, M.D.,...

2013-05-20 23:01:59

Mombo from Comfort & Harmony featured at conference of the US Lactation Consultant Association this past weekend. (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Mombo from Comfort & Harmony was featured at the first national conference of the US Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) May 2nd — 5th. The conference hosted lactation experts including nurses, doctors and other health professionals. The USLCA annual conference is a trade show aimed at helping lactation professionals discover and learn...

Mothers May Prevent ADHD Through Breastfeeding
2013-05-15 12:21:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Breastfeeding could help prevent children from developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later in life, according to research published in the latest edition of Breastfeeding Medicine, the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Aviva Mimouni-Bloch of the Tel-Aviv University (TAU) Sackler Faculty of Medicine and colleagues compared breastfeeding history and other factors in children between the...