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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...

2014-04-23 09:44:18

Public awareness, interventions could help erode intractable disparities in health Individuals born at lower birth weights as well as those breastfed less than three months or not at all are more likely as young adults to have higher levels of chronic inflammation that contributes to cardiovascular disease, according to a new Northwestern University study. Based on data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Northwestern researchers evaluated how levels of C-reactive...

2014-04-21 23:10:59

Nearly 200 Expecting Parents Joined the BirthCare Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center for a Baby Shower and Complimentary Parenting Classes on Topics such as Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 On Sunday, April 6, nearly 200 expecting parents joined the BirthCare Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center (https://www.FloridaHospitalBabies.com) for a free baby shower and complimentary parenting classes on topics such as...

2014-04-17 23:12:11

Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Women, a new book by Jeanine Valrie Logan and Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka, shares the raw, inspiring and triumphant experiences of Black women who breastfeed their babies. Published by Praeclarus Press and released in honor of Minority Health Awareness Month. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Statistics reveal that in the United States Black infants suffer from much higher mortality rates than White infants, and the month of April has been chosen as...

2014-04-16 23:09:49

Loving Moments by Leading Lady SpokesMom Danah Bordner is competing in the LPGA Lotte Championship and has also recently announced her second pregnancy and continued sponsorship of Loving Moments nursing bras. Oahu, HI (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Loving Moments by Leading Lady SpokesMom and Pro golfer Danah Bordner is gearing up to compete in her next LPGA tournament and has exciting news to share with our nursing moms’ community—she and husband Steve Bordner are expecting baby number two!...

2014-04-11 10:11:22

University of Adelaide researchers have found that women on antidepressant medication are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they keep taking the medication, compared with women who quit antidepressants because of concerns about their babies' health. These results have been presented this week at the 18th Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) Annual Conference in Perth. Using data from the Danish National Birth Cohort in Denmark, researchers in the...

2014-04-10 11:22:17

Are babies who wake to breastfeed at night trying to delay the birth of a sibling? In a new article published online today in the journal Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, Professor David Haig argues that infants that wake frequently at night to breastfeed are delaying the resumption of the mother's ovulation and therefore preventing the birth of a sibling with whom they would have to compete. It has already been documented that smaller gaps between the births of siblings 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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