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2013-10-21 23:03:38

Results from a study led by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found more than three-fourths of breast milk samples purchased over the Internet contained bacteria that can cause illness, and frequently exhibited signs of poor collection, storage or shipping practices. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Results from a study led by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found more than three-fourths of breast milk samples purchased over the Internet contained...

2013-10-10 23:20:34

Comfort & Harmony™ applauds the lactation station kiosk that opened at Burlington International Airport in Vermont. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 A breastfeeding and pumping station has opened at Burlington International Airport in Vermont, reported CNN (8.29.13). The Mamava, Spanish for "mama goes," offers security, privacy and a clean, peacefully lit space. Traveling mothers can use the nursing kiosk for free. Comfort & Harmony™ supports the expansion of this project,...

2013-10-08 09:46:13

Subordinate female meerkats who try to breed often lose their offspring to infanticide by the dominant female or are evicted from the group. These recently bereaved or ostracized mothers may then become wet-nurses for the dominant female, an activity that may be a form of "rent" that allows them to remain in the community. Wet-nursing another mother's offspring – called allolactation – occurs across a variety of mammals and is thought to provide survival benefits to the nursed...

2013-10-03 16:06:02

Research finds cats adapt protein, fat and carbohydrate intake to meet the changing demands of pregnancy and feeding a litter Lactating cats not only increase their total calorie consumption, they also significantly alter the make-up of their diet to meet the demands of feeding a litter, research from the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition has shown. The research provides intriguing insights into cats' feeding behavior and strong evidence that they are able to adapt their macronutrient...

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...

2013-08-02 23:02:06

Insurance payments are a great relief for breastfeeding mothers. The days of out-of-pocket lactation consultant fees are disappearing. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 Just in time for World Breastfeeding Month in August, Stork and Cradle announces today its principal instructor and founder, Tamara Hawkins is accepting medical insurance for her lactation practice. Tamara Hawkins is a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with over...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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