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Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Breastfeeding
2012-04-27 09:02:48

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Breastfeeding has suddenly become more popular, with celebrities like music star Beyoncé, musician Gwen Stefanie, and actress Maggie Gyllenhaal doing it openly. However, how does breastfeeding add up cost-wise? Some would say that it´s free, while a new study would argue otherwise. The report, "Is Breastfeeding Truly Cost Free? Income Consequences of Breastfeeding for Women," is published in the April issue of the American Sociological...

2012-03-15 17:08:24

A serial qualitative interview study of infant feeding experiences: Idealism meets realism Advising women to breastfeed exclusively for six months may be "unhelpful" and far too idealistic, suggests a qualitative study of new mothers, their partners, and close relatives, published in the online journal BMJ Open. Exclusive breastfeeding for six months is known to confer considerable health benefits for mother and baby, and many governments around the world endorse the World Health...

2012-02-07 23:13:37

Women who did not plan to get pregnant are much more likely to stop breastfeeding within three months of giving birth, according to a study published in the journal Current Anthropology. The research suggests that women whose pregnancies were unplanned often experience more emotional and physical discomfort with breastfeeding compared to women who planned to get pregnant. More than 40 percent of the women in the study, which focused on mothers from low-income neighborhoods in...

2010-11-10 06:35:00

A new study has found that women who breastfeed their newborns appear to get as much sleep as women who rely on bottles or a combination of both methods of feedings. The results represent "good information to be able to tell women, (that) not breastfeeding is not going to help you get better sleep"¦ and the benefits (of breastfeeding) for both mom and baby are tremendous," study author Dr. Hawley Montgomery-Downs of West Virginia University told Reuters Health. Research has shown...

2009-06-15 09:54:06

Women with multiple sclerosis who exclusively breastfeed for at least two months after giving birth may be less likely to experience a relapse within a year of their baby's birth than new mothers with MS who opt to forgo breastfeeding in order to restart MS therapies, according to a new study. Frequently, MS patients suffer from fewer relapses during pregnancy but there's a high risk of relapse during the postpartum period, doctors said. Medications used to treat MS are not recommended for...

2009-03-17 07:26:46

Women who breastfeed their children should wait on giving their baby their first pacifier, new research from Denmark suggests. Drs. Hanne Kronborg and Michael Vaeth of the University of Aarhus discovered that infants given pacifiers in the first weeks following birth were less likely to breastfeed after. In Denmark, a procedure was put in place where nurses visited mothers with newborns after returning home from the hospital. To look into the connection between breastfeeding and pacifier use,...

2008-08-20 09:00:22

A U.S. study suggests exclusive breastfeeding promotes greater weight loss than mixed feeding among mothers, even during the early postpartum period. University of Georgia researchers Irene Hatsu, Dawn McDougald and Alex Anderson investigated the effect of infant feeding mode on maternal body composition. They measured the weight and changes in body fat among 24 mothers who were 19-42 years old. Results showed that mothers who exclusively breastfed lost the most weight, most likely due to...

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