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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...

New Invention Ensures Infants Receive Nutrients From Mothers’ Milk
2014-04-30 03:51:17

[ Watch The Video: Keeping Fat And Nutrients In Tube-Fed Preemies With Nutriflow ] Rice University Fat, the bane of many an adult, is precisely what babies born prematurely need to gain weight and grow strong and healthy. Some students at Rice University have invented a device to ensure preemies get enough fat, which has been a challenge. Babies born more than five or six weeks before their due dates are unable to feed from a bottle or breast because they cannot coordinate...

2014-04-29 23:09:28

Bay Area Company, My Brest Friend, is teaming up with the Milky Way Foundation to help promote their upcoming full-length documentary about the cultural and personal challenges breastfeeding women face in America. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 My Brest Friend announces their partnership with the Milky Way Foundation and is set to sponsor the release of their new breastfeeding documentary, The Milky Way. In partnership with the new documentary feature, My Brest Friend...

Rhesus Monkey Infants Express Sociability While On Oxytocin: Study
2014-04-29 13:47:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Involved in child birth and the production of breast milk, oxytocin is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that this hormone also promotes social behavior in infant rhesus monkeys, or macaques. While the hormone has been shown to promote a number of social behaviors in adults before, the recent study has shown this effect in primate infants of...

2014-04-25 16:24:02

Revised guidance aims to ensure health professionals have the most current information for parents and caregivers OTTAWA, April 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, Dietitians of Canada, and the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada today released a revised version of Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants: Recommendations from Six to 24 Months. This document provides detailed scientific guidance on infants and young children nutrition for health professionals...

2014-04-25 08:53:11

Lower weight babies and babies who aren't breastfed or not breastfed for long are at greater risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health problems later in life, according to a new study. "There were good reasons to hypothesize that breastfeeding was important to influencing levels of inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), a CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) fellow in the Child & Brain Development program. "It changes the...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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