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2012-09-10 23:15:43

A University of Illinois microbial engineer has synthesized a sugar in human milk that is thought to protect babies from pathogens. That's important because 2FL, the shorthand scientists use to describe this human milk oligosaccharide (HMO), has not been added to infant formula because HMOs are incredibly expensive. "We know these oligosaccharides play a vital role in developing a breast-fed baby's gut microbiota and in strengthening their immunity. 2FL (2-fucosyllactose) is the most...

2012-08-27 19:45:08

The benefits of breast milk have long been appreciated, but now scientists at Duke University Medical Center have described a unique property that makes mother's milk better than infant formula in protecting infants from infections and illnesses. The finding, published in the August issue of the journal Current Nutrition & Food Science, explains how breast milk, but not infant formula, fosters colonies of microbiotic flora in a newborn's intestinal tract that aid nutrient absorption...

2012-08-05 23:02:56

InsidersHealth launches “Health Starts With Mom” a contest (deadline August 13, 2012) and ongoing media campaign to educate about the lifelong benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2012. Breastfeeding, the only way to feed infants until infant formula emerged in the mid-19th Century, prevents major diseases, increases IQ, and protects mothers from breast cancer, yet many women are encouraged to feed formula...

NYC Mayor Wants New Moms To Breast Feed Rather Than Use The Bottle
2012-07-31 08:34:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making a push to get hospitals to stop offering baby formula to new mothers and persuade them to take the natural route: breast-feeding. Of the 40 NYC-area hospitals, 27 have agreed to Bloomberg´s Latch On initiative, and said they will stop handing out free bags of formula and bottles. Beginning September 3rd, the city will monitor participating hospitals and demand medical reasons...

2012-06-15 06:22:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — More than 15 percent of new HIV infections occur in children. Without treatment, only 65 percent of HIV-infected children will live until their first birthday, and fewer than half will make it to the age of two. Although breastfeeding is attributed to a significant number of these infections, most breastfed infants are not infected with HIV, despite prolonged and repeated exposure. This has left researchers wondering if instead of causing HIV, does breastfeeding...


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