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2013-11-19 23:00:56

Comfort & Harmony™ weighs in on a new study published in Pediatrics that found 92 percent of mothers have breastfeeding concerns. The mombo™ nursing pillow can help a number of new moms overcome some of these worries. (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Breastfeeding concerns are shared by 92 percent of mothers according to a new study published online September 23 in Pediatrics and reported on by Fox News (9.24.13). Common worries during their child’s first two months of life included...

2013-11-15 12:24:49

Kids need to get a flu shot - but it doesn't need to hurt OTTAWA, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario's (CHEO) 'Be Sweet to Babies' research team, led by Dr. Denise Harrison, recently launched a YouTube video demonstrating the best ways to reduce pain for babies' immunizations. This is a must-view video for all parents of babies who are getting ready for a flu shot or their standard vaccinations. As many parents can attest, immunizations can...

Premature Boys At Higher Risk Than Girls
2013-11-15 11:16:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Boys are at a much higher risk for death or disability due to being born prematurely compared to girls. This finding is just one of many reported in six major papers recently published by the journal Pediatric Research ahead of the third annual World Prematurity Day on Sunday, November 17. "Baby boys have a higher likelihood of infections, jaundice, birth complications, and congenital conditions but the biggest risk for baby boys is...

2013-11-13 23:30:46

South Florida’s The Natural Baby Store and Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas to Accept Breastmilk Donations from South Florida’s Broward County Mothers and help feed premature, medically fragile infants. Breastfeeding moms who want to become donors can be screened at no charge Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 A South Florida mother and volunteer is expanding community services for breastfeeding mothers with a new nonprofit “milk depot” in Pembroke Pines. The new...

2013-11-11 12:26:55

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pre-pregnancy obesity and older maternal age are among the risk factors for delayed lactation for women with gestational diabetes mellitus, according to a Kaiser Permanente study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) The study analyzed 883 racially and ethnically diverse women to assess the incidence of delayed milk production among women with a history of GDM, or...

2013-11-08 16:25:05

Donates $7,000 to Breastcancer.org MCHENRY, Ill., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela today announced it will make a $7,000 donation to www.Breastcancer.org. Trading their traditional yellow hues for pink for just one day, Medela employees proudly donned their best pink on Friday, October 25, to promote breast cancer awareness. For each person dressed in pink, Medela committed to donating $10, with a final donation totaling $7,000. Participation and enthusiasm was high in the...

2013-11-07 23:28:10

Walmart has a new destination for expectant and new moms; the Loving Moments by Leading Lady exclusive Maternity to Nursing Collection delivers stylish, affordable apparel that mom can wear from pregnancy through nursing. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Loving Moments by Leading Lady proudly announces Walmart’s new Maternity line that features maternity essentials that are functional, fun, and affordable for all moms. Loving Moments’ Maternity Collection complements the...

2013-11-07 13:04:41

In an article appearing in Medical Hypotheses on September 20, a New York-based physician-researcher from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has called for the testing of umbilical cord blood for levels of a growth protein that could help predict an infant's propensity to later develop autism. Based on an analysis of findings in prior published studies, Touro researcher Gary Steinman, MD, PhD, proposes that depressed levels of a protein called insulin-like growth factor (IGF) could...

2013-10-31 23:38:32

Mothers of preterm babies may find that no one understands their unique needs and concerns and reach out to other mothers online. Praeclarus Press, in recognition of Prematurity Awareness Month, announces a new book that describes how mothers of preterm babies often become part of the Virtual Breastfeeding Culture by seeking support via social media. Amarillo, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Giving birth to a premature baby can be frightening and overwhelming. Mothers may find that no one...

2013-10-31 23:38:20

New parents are often confused and concerned about their babies' sleep: bedsharing, breastfeeding, night waking and sleep training are common parent concerns. The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep offers guidance to parents and practitioners, and provides a summary of recent research on many aspects of mother-infant sleep. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 New parents often worry about their babies' sleep. Is bedsharing safe or does it increase the risk of SIDS? Is sleep...