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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...

2012-05-23 19:16:32

Scientists are reporting development of a healthy "designer fat" that, when added to infant formula, provides a key nutrient that premature babies need in high quantities, but isn't available in large enough amounts in their mothers' milk. The new nutrient, based on hazelnut oil, also could boost nutrition for babies who are bottle-fed for other reasons. Casimir Akoh and colleagues explain that human milk is the "gold standard" for designing infant formulas. Mothers naturally provide the...

Researchers Examine Human Breast Milk Ingredient
2012-05-15 09:57:47

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A report by the University of Illinois (UI) demonstrates that human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) can create short-chain fatty acids that can help beneficial microbial populations in an infant´s gut. The bacterial composition can alter itself as the baby grows older and its needs change.  Based on the fact that HMOs are a large part of human milk and absent from infant formula, the researchers wanted to better understand what formula-fed babies were...

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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.