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2013-04-16 08:30:10

Breastfeeding toolkit for hospitals designed to encourage exclusive breastfeeding at discharge OAKLAND, Calif., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As a part of its commitment with the Partnership for a Healthier America, Kaiser Permanente launches its breastfeeding toolkit today. This toolkit is designed to provide hospitals and health care systems with information and resources to promote exclusive breastfeeding when moms leave the hospital. "At Kaiser Permanente, we are committed to...

2013-04-15 08:27:44

ALBANY, New York, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Breast Pumps Market (Manual, Battery-powered and Electric Pumps) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," in 2011, the global breast pumps market was valued at USD 0.62 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2012 to 2018, to reach an estimated value of...

Obesity In Adult Mice Typical When Overfed As Infants
2013-04-03 11:50:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas finds that when female mice are overfed as babies, they´re more likely to become obese as adults. The doctors conducting this study believe that this overfeeding changes the female´s DNA in the brain, thus causing her to become obese. Without this outside influence of overfeeding, the DNA is not wired to allow the mouse to grow so large. This is...

2013-03-27 08:33:05

Medela Issues Call for Applications for the National Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence MCHENRY, Ill., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A mother's breastfeeding journey can be a rewarding, though often tenuous, experience. To honor those who help moms successfully nurse and reach their breastfeeding goals, Medela is calling for nominations for its Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence program. Those eligible for recognition include lactation consultants, professionals and community...

Many Moms Introduce Solid Food To Their Babies Much Too Early
2013-03-25 06:56:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent study has shown (based on animal models) that babies who are started too early on foods high in carbohydrates will likely have a lifelong struggle with excess weight gain and obesity. New research to be published in the April issue of Pediatrics and released online today has found that forty percent of mothers start feeding their babies solid foods much too early, with many claiming they were given the go-ahead by their...

2013-03-14 10:34:21

Milk from goats that were genetically modified to produce higher levels of a human antimicrobial protein has proved effective in treating diarrhea in young pigs, demonstrating the potential for food products from transgenic animals to one day also benefit human health, report researchers at the University of California, Davis. The study is the first on record to show that goats' milk carrying elevated levels of the antimicrobial lysozyme, a protein found in human breast milk, can...

2013-03-13 13:54:30

In research that included nearly 14,000 healthy infants in Belarus, an intervention that succeeded in improving the duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding during infancy did not result in a lower risk of overweight or obesity among the children at age 11.5 years, according to a study appearing in the March 13 issue of JAMA. Observational studies suggest that greater duration and exclusivity of having been breastfed reduces child obesity risk. "However, breastfeeding and growth are...

2013-02-28 12:27:52

New approach in Malawi dramatically increases the number of mothers on treatment ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of pregnant and breastfeeding women in Malawi with HIV who started life-saving antiretroviral treatment increased by more than 700 percent in one year, according to a study in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The new treatment option, called Option B+, offers all pregnant or breastfeeding women infected with HIV lifelong antiretroviral...

2013-02-28 08:31:03

More than 60 percent say making it easier to breastfeed is everyone's responsibility ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 60 percent of Americans believe workplaces, hospitals and other public spaces are key to making breastfeeding easier for moms, according to a poll released Thursday by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The survey of 1,300 people found strong support for the idea that everyone--not only mothers--can help ensure that babies get the breast milk they...

2013-02-27 23:04:07

A new study published in Breastfeeding Medicine found that previous sexual assault has a pervasive negative effect on new mothers' sleep, well-being,and risk of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder, but breastfeeding lessens these effects. The study of 6410 new mothers was authored by Praeclarus Press' Editor-in-Chief, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, and Zhen Cong and Thomas Hale from Texas Tech University. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) February 27, 2013 Sexual assault has a pervasive...