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2013-01-07 16:24:47

Researchers track folklore in US, find consistent advice from mom to mom Breastfeeding can be a difficult time for both mother and baby, so using cabbage leaves and tea bags to ease pain or eating oatmeal to increase milk production are among the folk remedies that women pass along to new mothers seeking help. As experts in this field, lactations specialists were surveyed to see how often they pass along this folklore to breastfeeding mothers, despite a lack of research-based evidence...

2012-08-05 23:02:56

InsidersHealth launches “Health Starts With Mom” a contest (deadline August 13, 2012) and ongoing media campaign to educate about the lifelong benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2012. Breastfeeding, the only way to feed infants until infant formula emerged in the mid-19th Century, prevents major diseases, increases IQ, and protects mothers from breast cancer, yet many women are encouraged to feed formula...

Pacifiers OK For Breastfeeding Infants
2012-05-01 05:31:03

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com When Beyoncé first had her baby, the media went wild over her decision to breastfeed in public. Following that breastfeeding incident, breastfeeding is again in the news; however, it´s in relation to a new medical study rather than a celebrity happening. An experiment by physicians at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) challenges the perspective that pacifiers interfere with breastfeeding. The study, presented Monday, April 30 at...

2012-04-23 23:18:35

The benefits of breast milk are well known, but why breastfeeding protects against various forms of cancer remains a mystery. A new study in the Journal of Human Lactation (published by SAGE) found high levels of cancer-fighting TNF-related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) in human milk, which might be one source of breast milk's anticancer activity. Researchers took samples of colostrum, the first milk available to newborns, and of mature breast milk from new mothers. Researchers then...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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