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2014-03-06 12:27:43

Top Pediatric Dentist in New York, Dr. Barry L. Jacobson, says that regardless of whether a baby is bottle-fed or breastfed, oral care should start early in children. NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There are some people who believe that there is a link between breastfeeding and tooth decay, according to Dr. Barry L. Jacobson, DMD, FAAPD, (www.949pediatricdentistry.com), a leader in New York pediatric dentistry. Although there is hard evidence that bottle feeding can...

2014-02-26 12:25:56

Only 12 percent without coverage take classes; suggests more breastfeeding support needed, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just 12 percent of parents without insurance coverage take breastfeeding support classes that can offer crucial support and encourage new moms to breastfeed, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. The American...

2013-09-23 11:13:32

Most new mothers in the United States begin breastfeeding when their children are born, but new research shows that those who report early concerns or problems with breastfeeding are nearly 10 times more likely to abandon breastfeeding within two months. In a new study 92 percent of new moms reported at least one breastfeeding concern three days after birth. The most predominant concern, in 52 percent of mothers, was infant feeding at the breast, which refers to the behavior of the baby,...

Most Medications Can Be Used Safely By Breastfeeding Moms
2013-08-26 14:51:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is claiming that most medications are safe  for mothers who are breastfeeding to take. It is widely assumed that women should either stop taking medications or discontinue nursing due to the potential harm the drugs could cause to the infant. However, the latest study provides an outline for physicians to follow when advising which medications mothers can still take, and the safe list far...

2013-08-21 23:29:15

The Hygeia EnJoye breast pump has been recognized as the premiere product in its category by BabyCenter.com with the awarding of its prestigious Editor’s Award for 2012. Fullerton, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 The Hygeia EnJoye breast pump has been recognized as the premiere product in its category by BabyCenter.com with the awarding of its prestigious Editor’s Award for 2012. With hospital grade performance, the Hygeia EnJoye pump is a unique single or double pump engineered to...

2013-08-07 12:26:45

2013 Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence Inductees Announced MCHENRY, Ill., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela today announced the induction of three honorees to the Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence. The inductees, Sherry Payne, MSN, RN, CNE, IBCLC, David Duresky and V. Kuroji Patrick, will each be awarded a $5,000 grant to fund research, sponsor continuing education, purchase equipment for use in their practice or donate to the breastfeeding charity of their choice. In honor of...

2013-08-01 12:33:58

-- Events in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Denver Will Host Public Breastfeeding Meet Ups on August 15 -- NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This year alone, 22,240 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, 2,500 infants will die from SIDS and obesity remains at an all-time high among children and adolescents--almost tripling since 1980. One possible free and natural solution: Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding has been proven to reduce the risk of developing these...

2013-07-22 23:00:10

Breastfeeding Community Support is now available on New Allied Pediatrics Facebook Page. Long Island, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Allied Pediatrics, a large group of individual pediatric practices that have merged resources, has taken their comprehensive breastfeeding medicine services online. Now available at http://www.Facebook.com/AlliedBreastfeedingSupport, this social media profile was recently created to share up-to-date breastfeeding information with new moms and as an outlet for...

2013-07-12 23:30:04

Inaugural Fitness Challenge “Team We’ve Got Your Back, Babe!” Aims To Support All Moms By Removing Barriers To Healthy Infant Feeding; Coincides With National Breastfeeding Month Little Silver, NJ (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Determined to put prevention first and give every mom and baby the chance to thrive, the Best for Babes® Foundation and Breastfeeding USA are launching the national Team We’ve Got Your Back, Babe! to ensure that more mothers get individualized support and...

2013-06-27 23:47:59

Hygeia Inc. recently announced another step forward in its on-going initiative to better support mothers and babies by eliminating the waiting period for mothers who hope to utilize Hygeia’s hospital-grade performing personal use breast pump. Hygeia breast pumps are now carried by Humana in-network DME’s. Fullerton, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Hygeia Inc. recently announced another step forward in its on-going initiative to better support mothers and babies by eliminating the waiting...