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2014-03-26 23:21:57

Fairhaven Health’s Milkies Freeze received the prestigious Cribsie New Arrival Award, and was acknowledged as one of the best new products of 2013. The award honors the best new brands and products of 2013, as judged by the Cribsie Academy, a prestigious panel of industry leaders, experts, and celebrities. Bellingham, Washington (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 The annual Cribsie Awards recognized Fairhaven Health’s Milkies Freeze as one of the best new products of 2013. The Cribsies recognize...

2014-02-14 23:22:21

New breast pump system makes cold weather pumping easier. Silicon Valley, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 In October, 2013, weeks before a planned announcement, word leaked out on Facebook that a new product called the “Freemie” would soon be available that would effectively allow a woman to pump breast milk without taking her shirt off. The website wasn't even finished before thousands of inquiries a day began pouring in from potential customers and resellers around the world. Moms...

2014-02-04 11:26:55

Study shows fetal sex can influence milk production A new study, co-authored by a Harvard scientist, offers the first-ever evidence that fetal sex can affect the amount of milk cows produce, a finding that could have major economic implications for U.S. dairy farmers. The study, which examined 2.4 million lactations by nearly 1.5 million dairy cows in the U.S., found that cows which gestated back-to-back daughters produce as much as 1,000 pounds more milk than those that give birth to...

Through The Stomach Is The Way To A Chimpanzee's Heart
2014-01-16 13:38:29

Max Planck Institute Chimpanzees who share their food with others have higher levels of the hormone oxytocin in their urine The ability to form long-term cooperative relationships between unrelated individuals is one of the main reasons for human’s extraordinary biological success, yet little is known about its evolution and mechanisms. The hormone oxytocin, however, plays a role in it. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany,...

2013-12-30 23:23:06

Webinar teaches lactation consultants how to go from novice to expert and to be the kind of lactation consultant they always wanted to be. Long-time lactation consultant, Dawn Kersula, guides those who are new to the field through the challenges inherent in many clinical specialties. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Lactation consultants who have passed the exam, and know have new letters behind their names, might wander what is next for them in terms of personal and professional...

2013-12-17 23:04:00

Fairhaven Health recently added the Milkies Milk-Saver and Milkies Freeze to its breastfeeding support product line. The Milkies Milk-Saver collects leaking breast milk from a mother’s non-nursing side as she feeds, while the Milkies Freeze is an innovative “first in, first out” breast milk storage system. Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Fairhaven Health recently acquired the popular Milkies Milk-Saver and Milkies Freeze product line, the company’s newest addition to its...

2013-12-09 08:28:25

Supplier Lookup Launched on Medela.com MCHENRY, Ill., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela today announces the launch of a new service for moms. Medela's new supplier lookup feature on its website allows consumers to find an insurance-covered Medela breastpump by simply selecting their insurance provider and location. Coverage for breastfeeding supplies and support is one of the benefits provided by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Medela launched the supplier...

2013-11-11 12:26:55

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pre-pregnancy obesity and older maternal age are among the risk factors for delayed lactation for women with gestational diabetes mellitus, according to a Kaiser Permanente study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) The study analyzed 883 racially and ethnically diverse women to assess the incidence of delayed milk production among women with a history of GDM, or...

2013-10-31 23:38:32

Mothers of preterm babies may find that no one understands their unique needs and concerns and reach out to other mothers online. Praeclarus Press, in recognition of Prematurity Awareness Month, announces a new book that describes how mothers of preterm babies often become part of the Virtual Breastfeeding Culture by seeking support via social media. Amarillo, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Giving birth to a premature baby can be frightening and overwhelming. Mothers may find that no one...

2013-10-29 23:30:58

The Center for Nutritional Research recommends mothers consider bovine colostrum in the absence of breastfeeding or limited breastfeeding. Bovine colostrum is a safe and viable alternative to the significant health risks associated with breast milk sharing. Sedona, Arizona (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 In response to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal (Monday, October 21, 2013) titled “Donor Breast Milk Found to Be Risky – Study Finds High Levels of Bacteria in Majority of Samples...