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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...

2011-03-22 00:00:00

Little girls need to learn to breastfeed. Berjuan Toys, the company that has always supported the development of small children by producing interesting, engaging dolls, continues its tradition with the release of the world's first breastfeeding baby doll, The Breast Milk Baby. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 21, 2011 Little girls need to learn to breastfeed. Berjuan Toys, the company that has always supported the development of small children by producing interesting, engaging dolls, continues its...

2010-07-28 09:10:00

SEBASTOPOL, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2010, Traditional Medicinals®, the leader in medicinal teas(1), has launched MothersMilk.com - an online breastfeeding resource for new mothers. The new website, www.MothersMilkTea.com provides helpful tips for nursing mothers, articles on breastfeeding techniques, instructional videos for nursing mothers, and the newest information from a panel of experts. (Photo:...

2010-01-27 09:23:44

Ethnicity and number of previous births are factors that can predict the length of time a woman will breastfeed her child. A new study published in the open access journal BMC Pediatrics has examined the effects of maternal factors and hospital infant-feeding practices on breastfeeding. This is particularly important since the UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates worldwide. The UK Government recommends that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life based...

2009-10-06 01:15:00

(Editor's note: Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're tackling motherhood in the 21st century -- or being tackled by it. This is the latest in a series of reflections by UPI writers.) SKOKIE, Ill., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A friend once euphemistically referred to my style as intensive parenting. Her delicacy would've been more accurate had she said intensive mothering, as she was speaking about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a word that, back in the day, was freely used by us cognoscenti. The...

2009-08-19 06:40:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 7 out of 10 moms are doing what comes naturally and foregoing the bottle for the breast, according to the CDC. To an older sibling, however, breastfeeding is anything but a natural event. It's less time with Mommy. It's frustrating, annoying and really confusing. And what's wrong with the sippy cup anyway? Written to restore harmony through understanding, "Mommy Breastfeeds My Baby Brother" is a new children's book that will be treasured by today's...

2009-08-07 16:36:32

Some U.S. parenting Web sites have criticized a Spanish doll that simulates breastfeeding as inappropriate and a possible contributor to early sexual activity. The parenting groups said the Bebe Gloton doll, which comes wearing a halter top with detachable flowers over the nipples for simulated breast-feeding, is not appropriate for young children and could promote sexual activity at too young an age, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday. However, some breastfeeding advocates have come to...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.