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2010-01-27 09:23:44

Ethnicity and number of previous births are factors that can predict the length of time a woman will breastfeed her child. A new study published in the open access journal BMC Pediatrics has examined the effects of maternal factors and hospital infant-feeding practices on breastfeeding. This is particularly important since the UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates worldwide. The UK Government recommends that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life based...

2010-01-25 14:48:00

Local Broadcasts in Creole Urge New Mothers to Nourish Infants Through Breast Milk; Cautions Against Baby Formula Made with Dirty Water PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The global humanitarian organization Save the Children is supporting efforts to promote breastfeeding among new mothers in Haiti to ensure the protection of the youngest and most vulnerable survivors of the devastating January 12 earthquake. The agency has translated internationally recognized...

2010-01-04 15:45:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year since 2002 Women's eNews has held a gala to celebrate the achievements of 21 people who have bettered the lives of women and girls worldwide. Why 21 Leaders? The fact that 21 is the smallest number we could use says so much about the vitality of women's movement worldwide, whittling the nominations down that much is such a hard task! During the autumn, Women's eNews asks its readers and previous nominees to nominate leaders committed...

2009-12-01 14:30:00

RED BANK, N.J., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A national survey reveals the majority of mothers know breastfeeding is ideal for their babies and themselves but at the same time want the right to decide what works best for them and their families. See video from HealthyWomen at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/IFC_37156/ The survey of mothers of children aged 12 months and younger found that most mothers (83%) made their infant feeding decision prior to going to the hospital to give birth. The vast...

2009-11-24 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Motherhood Maternity® revealed today the first pieces of the Spring/Summer 2010 collection, presenting an assortment of trendy, affordable maternity fashions. The line sees a return to easy femininity that simplifies and softens the dramatic themes of Fall 2009. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091124/PH16285 ) Cool colors are important as the weather heats up. Blue emerges as the key color range of the season: from...

2009-11-23 09:37:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representative Patrick J. Kennedy's support for women's reproductive justice is strong - and he stands in solidarity with Catholics across the United States. He is one of many Catholic politicians who stand by both the courage of their convictions and their consciences to support women's reproductive choices. Bishop Thomas Tobin's recent statement that Representative Kennedy (D-Rhode Island) should not take Communion puts Bishop Tobin in the...

2009-11-17 10:51:00

Eight-Year Worldwide Study Finds U.S. Lacking Compared to Other Nations on Paid Sick Days, Paid Paternal Leave, Breastfeeding, Other Worker Supports WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major new study by researchers at Harvard and McGill Universities - the largest ever to look at working conditions worldwide - finds the United States far behind other economically successful nations in terms of adopting policies that support workers and families. The new study finds that 14...

2009-10-06 01:15:00

(Editor's note: Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're tackling motherhood in the 21st century -- or being tackled by it. This is the latest in a series of reflections by UPI writers.) SKOKIE, Ill., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A friend once euphemistically referred to my style as intensive parenting. Her delicacy would've been more accurate had she said intensive mothering, as she was speaking about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a word that, back in the day, was freely used by us cognoscenti. The...

2009-08-07 16:36:32

Some U.S. parenting Web sites have criticized a Spanish doll that simulates breastfeeding as inappropriate and a possible contributor to early sexual activity. The parenting groups said the Bebe Gloton doll, which comes wearing a halter top with detachable flowers over the nipples for simulated breast-feeding, is not appropriate for young children and could promote sexual activity at too young an age, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday. However, some breastfeeding advocates have come to...

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2009-07-31 14:35:00

To mark the arrival of World Breastfeeding Week, the World Health Organization announced that breastfeeding could save 1.3 million children's lives each year. WHO recommends that mothers begin breastfeeding their children within one hour of being born, and that those children remain on an exclusive breastfed diet for six months, after which, it recommends that mothers begin to add "safe and properly fed complementary foods" while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years of age. However,...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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