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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...

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...

2013-07-18 23:03:39

The lack of guidelines for breastfeeding support coverage under the Affordable Care Act's Women's Prevention Services has created chaos for providers and patients alike. The National Breastfeeding Center and the United States Breastfeeding Committee have published a Model Policy aimed at helping insurers better understand what breastfeeding services and equipment should be covered in order to support improving our population's health. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 In...


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