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2011-03-30 07:56:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Brain growth in babies is linked to the amount of time and energy mothers "Ëœinvest', according to this study. The study of 128 mammal species, including humans, shows that brain growth in babies is determined by the duration of pregnancy and how long they suckle. The Durham University research concludes that the longer the pregnancy and breastfeeding period in mammals, the bigger the baby's brain grows. The researchers say the findings reinforce the...

2011-03-01 08:00:00

MCHENRY, Ill., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela today announced the launch of the 2011 Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence - an exciting expansion of the Lactation Consultant Hall of Excellence. The program will now honor the hard-work, dedication and best practices of lactation consultants, as well as other professional and community breastfeeding advocates. The Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence inductees will be announced during World Breastfeeding Week in August 2011 and will be...

2011-02-23 00:00:42

A new baby bottle design proves to be a lifesaver for new moms allowing them to breastfeed longer. The breast like design has been accepted by specialists as a good tool for breastfeeding mothers. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) February 21, 2011 Across the US and Canada, new moms are being introduced to a new type of baby bottle. Lactation specialists, nurses, and physicians are introducing the mimijumi "Very Hungry" bottle as a way to make it easier to breastfeed longer. Karen Todaro, a Registered...

2011-02-16 12:14:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Across the US and Canada, new moms are being introduced to a new type of baby bottle. Lactation specialists, nurses, and physicians are introducing the mimijumi "Very Hungry" bottle as an easier means to breastfeed longer. Karen Todaro, a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, owns Bosom Babies, a breastfeeding and baby boutique in Covington, Louisiana. She states that mimijumi's "Very Hungry" baby bottle...

2011-01-27 08:15:00

MCHENRY, Ill., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of moms who choose to breastfeed and/or breastpump, Medela is launching a new application for the iPhone and iPod touch. iBreastfeed is free and available now through the iTunes App Store. iBreastfeed will give moms helpful information and practical advice throughout their breastfeeding experience. It also helps moms and caregivers manage babies' daily activities. The App's features include a locator to find local breastfeeding...

2011-01-21 16:07:23

The levels of environmental contaminants in a mother's body decrease during breast-feeding. After a year of lactation, the levels of a number of environmental contaminants in breast milk drop by 15 "“ 94 per cent, according to a recent study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. There has been little study into this topic previously. Breast milk is nutritionally the best food for infants and contains all the substances a child needs for optimal growth and development. However,...

2011-01-21 00:00:51

Employers need tools and resources to close the implementation gap Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 Corporate Voices for Working Families has issued a response to the U.S. Surgeon General's "Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding," emphasizing the need for creating a broader awareness of the tools and resources that are available to both employers and employees to effectively support nursing mothers at work. Read Corporate Voices' response online at:...

2011-01-10 07:20:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaymie Gomez, former fashion publicist and wife to Black Eyed Peas singer Taboo, will be designing a line of breastfeeding loungewear for nursing mothers. "While nursing my first son I struggled to find comfortable and functional nursing bras and clothes with a contemporary style. Pregnant again with my second son, I was determined to design a line of loungewear clothes for moms who want to feel sexy and stylish while nursing," Jaymie said....

2010-12-15 15:45:00

MCHENRY, Ill., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela announced today the award recipients from its November Virtual Human Milk (breastmilk) Collection Campaign in honor of the March of Dimes' National Prematurity Awareness Month. This year 4,750 participated in the campaign, voting for their preferred Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In addition, the number of winning hospitals grew from only four last year to six in 2010. Each of the following hospitals will receive $5,000 in neonatal human...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

MCHENRY, Ill., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela will host its second annual Human Milk (breast milk) Collection Campaign in honor of the March of Dimes' National Prematurity Awareness Month. As part of the campaign, Medela will donate a total of $30,000 in breastfeeding support products to neonatal intensive care units across the country. "Our goal is to continue to help raise awareness of the importance of human milk feeding -- which works like a medicine to help protect premature...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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