Latest Lactation Stories

2011-10-03 12:42:27

The study has been published in the Journal of Human Lactation New research analyses maternal breastfeeding in Spain throughout the second half of the twentieth century. Experts believe that its development is associated with socio-demographic factors such as the advice of healthcare professionals, longer maternity leave, a woman's integration into the workplace and her level of education. "Up until not long ago, maternal breastfeeding was vital for infant survival but things have...

Milking The Pigeon: Extracting The Mechanisms Involved
2011-09-19 11:45:11

  Production of crop milk, a secretion from the crops of parent birds, is rare among birds and, apart from pigeons, is only found in flamingos and male emperor penguins. Essential for the growth and development of the young pigeon squab, pigeon 'milk' is produced by both parents from fluid-filled cells lining the crop that are rich in fat and protein. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Genomics uses new technology to study the genes and proteins involved in...

2011-08-20 07:00:00

I Want a Breast Pump dedicated to serving the needs of new mothers. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2011 I Want a Breast Pump, a specialty store catering to mothers interested in forgoing bottle feeding, is offering a special discount rate on the rental and purchase of personal breast pumps and accessories this month. The company is dedicated to providing breastfeeding mothers with hospital-grade, electric breast pumps at reasonable prices in the heart of the DUMBO area of Brooklyn, with...

2011-08-18 08:45:00

MCHENRY, Ill., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking study available online in the Journal of Perinatology shows the addition of a unique pumping pattern can help mothers of premature infants pump nearly 75 percent more breast milk over the first 14 days after birth than mothers who did not use the pattern. Nearly 13 percent of all infants in the U.S. are born prematurely, and at risk for serious immaturity-related health problems. Research shows breast milk feedings lower the...

2011-08-15 12:41:20

A newborn baby's weight loss is often used to determine how well a baby is breastfeeding, and concern about a baby which loses too much weight may result in supplementing breastfeeding with formula.  However, many women receive IV fluids during labor, and new research published in BMC's open access journal International Breastfeeding Journal shows that some of a newborn's initial weight loss may be due to the infant regulating its hydration and not related to a lack of breast milk. A...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.