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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...

2011-08-06 00:00:04

International campaign aims to improve the health of babies worldwide by educating the public about the important benefits of breastfeeding Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 05, 2011 In response to the recent Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia took part in an international effort to educate professionals and the public about the importance of giving every child the best possible start in life "” by breastfeeding newborns...

2011-08-03 12:37:00

Experts believe breast milk is still best, especially for premature babies. Hospital encourages moms to donate excess milk to local milk bank HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Because of the proven health benefits for infants, Texas Children's Hospital advocates feeding breast milk to babies and encourages breastfeeding moms nationwide to donate to their local milk bank. Not only does the hospital provide numerous breastfeeding support services, it also follows a protocol...

2011-07-12 11:30:00

New program will enhance services for expectant mothers and new families ROCKVILLE, Md., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, the area's largest nonprofit health plan and care provider, is debuting a new program - the Newborn Club - for Kaiser Permanente members throughout Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Kaiser Permanente launched the Newborn Club to help new mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges, and provide...


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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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