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2009-01-26 10:32:16

Mothers who breastfeed are less likely to neglect their children, said a Baylor College of Medicine researcher in a report that appears online in the journal Pediatrics today. Although many factors are associated with maternal neglect, this study provides new evidence that breastfeeding may have a protective effect, said Dr. Lane Strathearn, assistant professor of pediatrics at BCM and Texas Children's Hospital and the senior author on the study.Strengthening bond "Promoting breastfeeding may...

2009-01-19 16:31:13

A longer breastfeeding was associated with lower body mass index at age 1, but this relationship disappeared by age 7, British researchers said. The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, found there was no significant difference in BMI at the age of 60 years associated with duration of breastfeeding. These findings may help explain why some studies that examined breastfed infants during the first year of life suggested a protective effect of breastfeeding and obesity, whereas other...

2009-01-08 09:51:29

Two new studies led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, suggest that taking maternity leave before and after the birth of a baby is a good investment in terms of health benefits for both mothers and newborns.One study found that women who started their leave in the last month of pregnancy were less likely to have cesarean deliveries, while another found that new mothers were more likely to establish breastfeeding the longer they delayed their return to work.Both papers...

2008-09-22 09:00:58

Roundup: UN warns of high risk of maternal death in Africa, S. Asia By Daniel Ooko NAIROBI, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- A new report on maternal mortality just released by UNICEF says nearly all maternal deaths occur in developing countries with over 80 percent being in sub- Saharan Africa and South Asia. The report received here on Saturday highlights the risks faced during pregnancy and childbirth by women in developing countries. The Progress for Children: A Report Card on Maternal...

2008-07-31 12:00:22

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In Recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (http://www.liebertpub.com/) will provide free online access to Breastfeeding Medicine (http://www.liebertpub.com/bfm) for the entire month of August. Breastfeeding Medicine, a MEDLINE journal, the official publication of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, is an international peer-reviewed medical journal providing physicians with the evidence-based information they need to...

2008-06-14 15:00:25

NORWAY - All registered nurses who work permanently in The Family Birthplace at Stephens Memorial Hospital have become certified breastfeeding counselors. The staff participated in a two-day certification course in April, hosted at the hospital by registered nurse Shannon Nassa, the new lactation consultant at Birthplace. Nassa is a board certified lactation consultant, and is experienced in all areas of maternal child and perinatal education. The program covered pertinent topics such...

2006-02-27 08:49:48

LONDON (Reuters) - A re-usable, lightweight suit could help save the lives of thousands of women in poor countries who die each year during childbirth, researchers said on Monday. The garment, which resembles the bottom half of a wetsuit, restores blood flow to vital organs in women in shock and suffering from obstetrical haemorrhaging, or bleeding, during the birth. In a pilot study of 364 women in Egypt, the non-pneumatic, anti-shock garment, or NASG, reduced death and severe...

2005-07-19 13:31:19

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado (July 19, 2005) "“ There's little controversy about the benefits of breastfeeding infants over giving them formula. Mother's milk is the perfect food, providing exactly the correct nourishment for newborns, while protecting them from many illnesses. There also are good economic and maternal health reasons that would seem to make a compelling case for breastfeeding for the six-to-12 months recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. "However one major...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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