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2014-08-07 00:21:44

--During World Breastfeeding Week, CHOP Experts, Colleagues Cover Multiple Topics in Using Human Milk in the NICU PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human milk is infant food, but for sick, hospitalized babies, it's also medicine. That's the central premise of a series of articles in a neonatal nursing journal's special issue focused on human milk for sick newborns. The articles are being published during World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, 2014....

2014-08-06 16:28:18

World Breastfeeding Week, August 1 - 7 BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first-ever Human Milk World Record, sponsored by Acelleron Medical Products, was set this August! One hundred twenty-one babies received human milk from 242 participants, who included moms, dads, and caregivers who gave human milk to their babies on August 2 at the MommyCon Boston 2014 Convention in Boston. Participants came from all over the United States, and from as far away as San Diego, California....

2014-08-05 23:02:31

The Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas counts six of its donors among the recent and current Guinness World Record™ holders, including current record holder, Alyse Ogletree of Argyle, TX, who donated 53,081 ounces (or 414 gallons) of her own breastmilk to the Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas Fort Worth, TEXAS (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 According to Guinness World Records™, six North Texas women are among the most prolific producers of breastmilk in the world. And that’s good news...

2014-08-05 17:28:56

Stanford University Medical Center Autism does not appear to be solely caused by a deficiency of oxytocin, but the hormone's universal ability to boost social function may prove useful in treating a subset of children with the developmental disorder, according to new findings from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Low levels of oxytocin, a hormone involved in social functioning, have for years been suspected of causing autism....

2014-08-05 16:27:20

-Families and employees will be able to donate breast milk to the most vulnerable CHOP patients- PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced that it will develop a non-profit milk bank to provide donor human milk for hospitalized infants at the Hospital's Main Campus, with the goal of opening in late summer of 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140805/133713 CHOP will develop the bank in cooperation...

2014-08-04 23:06:57

Loving Moments by Leading Lady partners with WIC offices nationwide to support moms who cannot afford nursing bras with donation of $15,000 worth of nursing apparel. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Loving Moments by Leading Lady, a fun, stylish and affordable nursing and maternity line available in WalMart, is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week and supporting new moms by donating $15,000 worth of nursing bras to deserving women. Through this donation, Loving Moments is offering...

2014-08-04 08:27:11

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by the federal government finds that community-based doulas - based on a program started by HealthConnect One - dramatically increase breastfeeding rates in underserved communities, where a baby's exposure to breast milk can help mitigate the impacts of poverty. "This study shows that community-based doulas can change the way our country cares for our most vulnerable moms and babies, and it can save taxpayer dollars," said...

2014-08-01 23:02:22

Abington Health encourages breastfeeding and supports World Breastfeeding Week, August 1 to 7, 2014. Abington, PA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 For years, proponents have praised breast-feeding as being more beneficial than bottle-feeding. A recent study conducted by the Ohio State University, suggests that bottle-fed babies may not lag too far behind in terms of their health and development, raising questions among mothers who simply want to know what’s best for their baby. So does this new...

2014-08-01 08:24:14

-- Events in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, South Florida and Denver Will Host Public Breastfeeding Meet Ups on August 1 -- NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August, and to empower moms to show the world it's their right to breastfeed baby whenever and wherever they need to, TheBump.com, a modern women's pregnancy and parenting website, announces the third-annual Boob-olution event....

2014-07-31 23:20:12

Film addresses how eating fish twice a week helps growing babies. NEW YORK, N.Y. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Today 40 Weeks, the first film to delve into the milestones of pregnancy on a week-by-week basis, and the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) have joined together to provide essential pregnancy nutrition information, including the latest advice about eating fish to expectant mothers. On a mission to serve the health and wellness of moms and babies across America, 40 Weeks and NFI are...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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