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Breastfeeding Stimulates Beneficial Gut Bacteria Growth In Newborns
2014-05-08 09:53:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has linked being raised on breast milk to lower prevalence of obesity, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease later in life and a newly published study indicated that this positive effect could be due to breast milk’s promotion of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, the new study found that breastfeeding stimulates the development of helpful lactic acid...

2014-05-08 08:31:15

CR releases most comprehensive info ever on C-section rates for individual U.S. hospitals, covering 1,500 hospitals in 22 states YONKERS, N.Y., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Consumer Reports analysis of over 1,500 hospitals in 22 U.S. states suggests that some hospitals do a much better job than others at helping mothers avoid unnecessary C-sections. Consumer Reports' Ratings are the largest one-stop shop for consumers to compare hospitals on C-section rates. The Ratings...

2014-05-07 23:09:56

Mississippi’s Memorial Hospital in Gulfport ready to accept additional breastmilk donations from healthy, lactating mothers who want to help feed premature, medically fragile infants. Gulfport, MI (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss., and the Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas today announced its plans to increase the supply of donor human milk in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in hospitals in Gulfport and across the state by offering free screenings to...

2014-05-07 09:46:25

According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Low-income and minority communities and people participating in food assistance programs are more likely to consume fewer fruits and vegetables, depriving them of the health benefits of those foods. However, the government provides assistance, such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), designed to improve the dietary quality of at-risk women and children and improve...

2014-05-07 09:35:41

Study shows pregnant women who watched television while eating were more likely to have TV on when feeding their infants Turning the TV off during mealtimes to help prevent childhood obesity may need to start even before a child is born, according to a study to be presented Tuesday, May 6, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Researchers found that pregnant women who watched television while eating were more likely to sit in...

2014-05-06 14:45:21

New studies provide fresh evidence that the same factors that lead to diabetes contribute to low milk supply in some new mothers. In a study to be presented May 5, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers discovered that problems with mothers' insulin metabolism may affect their milk production. The study found that women diagnosed with low milk supply were 2.5 times more likely to have experienced gestational diabetes compared to women seen at the clinic solely because...

2014-05-06 08:33:39

- Medela Expands Neonatal Services and Solutions to Support More At-Risk Infants - MCHENRY, Ill., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire the enteral feeding assets of Acacia, Inc., a Brea, Calif.-based company that designs and produces a line of high-quality neonatal feeding devices. The acquisition, which is expected to be finalized in the coming weeks, further expands Medela's commitment and leadership in feeding solutions for...

2014-05-05 11:24:57

Twenty-edight percent of Hispanic mothers share a bed with their babies; 22 percent of black mothers put infants to sleep on their stomachs Each year, 4,000 babies die unexpectedly during sleep time from sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation or unknown causes. To keep infants safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises caregivers to put babies to sleep on their backs and avoid sharing a bed, among other practices. Many families, however, are not following this...

2014-05-01 23:10:30

Plan My Baby is the newest method created to help parents determine their baby’s gender. The website hynguyenblog.com has written a complete review to show whether this program is worth buying or not. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Plan My Baby is a new brand program that has helped thousands of couples all over the world plan determine the gender of their baby. This method has been tested to be 95% effective with couples that have used it to select the gender of their next baby....

2014-05-01 16:36:58

Survey Uncovers Top Issues Facing America's New Mothers WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only 8% of new and expectant mothers report being extremely satisfied with their ability to manage the multiple demands of their lives, according to a new survey by Bravado Designs. A leader in intimate apparel for pregnant and nursing moms, Bravado also discovered that though breastfeeding rates in the US continue to climb(1), breastfeeding out of the house continues to be an...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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