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2010-10-12 16:46:50

Women who have survived breast cancer should not be denied the opportunity to breast-feed their children, say researchers who presented the results of a new study at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Milan, Italy. There is no evidence that breastfeeding is dangerous for mother or child after breast cancer treatment, yet many women are advised by their doctors not to breastfeed after completing treatment for breast cancer, said Dr Hatem Azim from the...

2010-08-31 10:06:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Mothers who did not breastfeed their children have significantly higher rates of type 2 diabetes later in life than moms who breastfed, report University of Pittsburgh researchers. "We have seen dramatic increases in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes over the last century," Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of medicine, epidemiology, and obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, was quoted as saying....

2010-08-20 13:54:11

The hormone oxytocin has come under intensive study in light of emerging evidence that its release contributes to the social bonding that occurs between lovers, friends, and colleagues. Oxytocin also plays an important role in birth and maternal behavior, but until now, research had never addressed the involvement of oxytocin in the transition to fatherhood. A fascinating new paper by Gordon and colleagues reports the first longitudinal data on oxytocin levels during the initiation of...

2010-08-13 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and Kaiser Permanente believes that one of the most important choices a mother can make to promote the health of her family is to choose to breastfeed exclusively. Kaiser Permanente, with more than 90,000 births in 2009, uses its integrated care delivery model to help mothers understand the benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and child and support the mother's infant feeding decision. "Kaiser...

2010-07-28 09:10:00

SEBASTOPOL, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2010, Traditional Medicinals®, the leader in medicinal teas(1), has launched MothersMilk.com - an online breastfeeding resource for new mothers. The new website, www.MothersMilkTea.com provides helpful tips for nursing mothers, articles on breastfeeding techniques, instructional videos for nursing mothers, and the newest information from a panel of experts. (Photo:...

2010-07-15 14:50:55

TAU says early exposure to milk protein from cows increases allergy resistance later in life Many doctors suggest that whole cow's milk be avoided in the early months of an infant's feeding. Lactation specialists go even further, counseling "mother's milk only" until baby starts eating solid food. But new research from Tel Aviv University says that mothers who feed their babies cow's milk in the first 15 days of life may be protecting their children from dangerous allergies later on. Prof....

2010-07-02 20:23:52

Doctors advise new mothers to breastfeed for at least the first six months of a baby's life, but a simple yet often untreated problem can sabotage their efforts, University of Florida researchers say. Called a tongue tie, the problem occurs when the connective tissue under the tongue is too tight. A tongue tie can hinder some newborns from being able to breastfeed properly and painlessly, and this struggle can lead many new mothers to give up breastfeeding. A simple snip can fix the problem,...

2010-05-12 06:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Labor Commissioner Angela Who: Bradstreet Denise Padres, Deputy Chief, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement Wendy Wright, Lactation Consultant and Founder of Lactation Navigation, LLC What: Seminar & Networking Event Thursday, May 13 - three events When: throughout the day 8:00 -9:00 12:00 Noon...

2010-05-10 06:00:00

MCHENRY, Ill., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of National Women's Health Week, Medela today announced the availability of resources and services to help employers create a supportive workplace for nursing mothers. With corporations now required to provide nursing mothers breaks to express breastmilk under the new Patient Protection and Affordability Act signed by President Obama, Medela's Corporate Lactation program offers companies direction on setting up a successful program to...

2010-05-03 06:40:05

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, is essential for the growth and development of infants' brains. Very premature infants may be deficient in DHA because they miss out on the third trimester in utero when the fatty acid accumulates in tissues. In addition, their gastrointestinal system is immature, and health problems often increase the risk of malnutrition. Furthermore, breastfeeding mothers' diets may lack DHA, which is found in cold water fatty fish and fish oil...


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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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