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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...

2012-04-18 22:10:33

Targeting the vital enzymes in female flies could aid tsetse reduction efforts An unprecedented study of intra-uterine lactation in the tsetse fly, published 18 April 2012 in Biology of Reproduction's Papers-in-Press, reveals that an enzyme found in the fly's milk functions similarly in mammals, making the tsetse a potential model for lipid metabolism during mammalian lactation. Better yet, reduced levels of this enzyme led to poor health in offspring, leading the authors to suggest...

2012-02-18 08:00:00

Xpecting Boutique announced today that they have expanded their selection and now stock a vast assortment of nursing essentials. In an effort to support the needs of their current clientele, along with new and expectant moms everywhere, they will offer the expanded products and services. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2012 Xpecting Boutique announced today that they have expanded their selection and now stock a vast assortment of nursing essentials. In an effort to support the...

2012-02-10 21:30:00

SoCalMD representative Dwight Cromie recently had the opportunity to speak with Jenny Pricer, a senior lactation consultant at Parkview Community Hospital about their new Baby-Friendly designation, and exactly what that means for both the hospital and surrounding communities. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 As technology continues to advance, and more and more professional and personal interactions are conducted virtually over the Internet, it is easy to forget just how important it...


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