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2013-06-25 23:26:42

Crazy for Milk’s author, Kathryn Michaels exposes the truth behind what happens when a new mother gets obsessed with breastfeeding. (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 It’s summer time – the top season for births in the US. Every mom-to-be wants to be happy and entertain only good thoughts during her pregnancy, without worrying too much about the aftermath when she has to start breastfeeding her newborn infant but it isn’t easy. Not everyone can be happily obsessed with breastfeeding like Kim...

Benefits Of Breastfeeding Social Mobility
2013-06-25 10:52:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Besides providing nutrition and a wealth of antibodies, breastfeeding can provide infants with a greater chance for social mobility, according to a new study in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The study, which included over 34,000 people born in the United Kingdom in either 1958 or 1970, found children who had been breastfed were 24 percent more likely to advance in social class – and 20 percent less likely to drop in social...

2013-06-21 23:02:53

TJL Enterprises featured Colic Calm, Tummy Calm. LONG BEACH, California (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 TJL Enterprises, maker of Colic Calm and Tummy Calm, was part of La Leche League of Southern California/Nevada Area Conference. Held May 24-26 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa, the La Leche League brought together experts and mothers to discuss the important topic of breastfeeding. "We always enjoy exhibiting at La Leche League conferences," said Jacqueline Lawrence,...

2013-05-24 23:21:18

As the nation pauses to honor its military service members this Memorial Day, Corporate Voices for Working Families has published an important new resource designed to assist breastfeeding and nursing mothers serving in the United States military. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 As the nation pauses to honor its military service members this Memorial Day, Corporate Voices for Working Families has published an important new resource designed to assist breastfeeding and nursing mothers...

2013-05-22 23:01:18

Research has shown that a majority of breastfeeding mothers bedshare at some point because they need more sleep and it makes breastfeeding easier at night. Contrary to the findings of the recent Carpenter 2013 meta-analysis, a significant body of recent, careful research indicates that bedsharing does not result in any increased risk of SIDS when seven conditions are met, which we call "The Safe Sleep Seven." Schaumburg, Illinois (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Few new mothers get enough sleep and...

2012-10-04 06:27:15

DETROIT, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses, doctors, lactation consultants, hospital administrators and physician leaders representing scores of birthing centers in hospitals across Michigan gathered today at the Michigan MotherBaby Summit to promote hospital policies that encourage breastfeeding. "You can't overstate the impact hospitals have," said pediatrician and Michigan summit organizer Dr. Paula Schreck. She also serves as breastfeeding coordinator at St. John Providence...

Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Breastfeeding
2012-04-27 09:02:48

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Breastfeeding has suddenly become more popular, with celebrities like music star Beyoncé, musician Gwen Stefanie, and actress Maggie Gyllenhaal doing it openly. However, how does breastfeeding add up cost-wise? Some would say that it´s free, while a new study would argue otherwise. The report, "Is Breastfeeding Truly Cost Free? Income Consequences of Breastfeeding for Women," is published in the April issue of the American Sociological...

2012-03-15 23:19:41

Less than 2 percent of low-income mothers met breastfeeding recommendations in a recent study - a drastic decline compared with a more affluent population - and a lack of support and available resources appears to play a key role. The research findings out of Michigan State University suggest in addition to raising overall awareness of breastfeeding, especially among women of lower socioeconomic status, physicians can play a role in removing barriers that prevent new mothers from...

2012-02-07 23:13:37

Women who did not plan to get pregnant are much more likely to stop breastfeeding within three months of giving birth, according to a study published in the journal Current Anthropology. The research suggests that women whose pregnancies were unplanned often experience more emotional and physical discomfort with breastfeeding compared to women who planned to get pregnant. More than 40 percent of the women in the study, which focused on mothers from low-income neighborhoods in...

2011-08-04 07:10:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Commonly, when a mother leaves the hospital with her new baby, she is given samples of infant formula and coupons from the manufacturer. "What they really should be providing her with is a calculator," says Mark Repkin, author of children's book "Mommy Breastfeeds My Baby Brother." "$1,500! That's approximately what the family that bottle feeds will be spending the first year for the cost of basic formula," Repkin continues. "If the health benefits...