Latest Breastfeeding Stories

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...

2013-08-02 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...

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...

Breastfeeding Boosts IQ
2013-07-30 09:11:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Doctors have been espousing the benefits of breastfeeding for years, and a new study in JAMA Pediatrics has found further evidence breastfeeding can boost babies' intelligence. While previous studies have made a similar connection, experts said the new study took steps to account for the mother's IQ and the child's upbringing, which other studies have failed to do as comprehensively. Based on the latest study's...

2013-07-27 23:01:11

Comfort & Harmony™, a leader in soothing and stylish baby products, introduces mombo nursing pillows with a new line of fashions that will be sold at Target. (PRWEB) July 27, 2013 The team at Comfort & Harmony™, a leader in nurturing baby products, are introducing new mombo™ nursing pillows with exclusive fashions at Target this month. Customers of the store will find an assortment of mombo pillows and fashionable slipcover designs. “We are excited to launch mombo at...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'