Latest Lactation Stories

2011-01-21 16:07:23

The levels of environmental contaminants in a mother's body decrease during breast-feeding.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2010-10-28 11:55:13

Pediatric researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe a successful program in which nurses helped mothers attain high rates of breast-feeding in very sick babies--newborns with complex birth defects requiring surgery and intensive care.

2010-10-12 16:46:50

Women who have survived breast cancer should not be denied the opportunity to breast-feed their children.

2010-08-31 10:06:06

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.