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2012-01-03 10:16:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Motherhood Maternity®'s Spring 2012 Collection gives a nod to fashions of the '50s and '70s with an updated take on the best of both eras. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120103/PH28937 ) Early in the season, bold pops of color serve as the first flush of Spring with color blocking and engineered stripes playing a key role after the pales and neutrals of Winter. As the season progresses, fluidity and structure blend...

2011-11-29 11:52:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente announced Tuesday it has signed a commitment with the Partnership for a Healthier America to support breastfeeding as a measure of hospital quality and a key strategy in preventing childhood obesity. 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. With more than 96,000 births in 2010, Kaiser Permanente cares for more...

2011-10-17 12:55:33

Efforts being made to overcome national low rates The low rate of breastfeeding among low-income, inner-city African-American mothers is a health disparity now receiving national attention. Two new studies from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital highlight some obstacles to increasing the breastfeeding rate in this population and identify methods to address this disparity. Both studies were led Lydia Furman¸ MD, of UH Rainbow Babies & Children's...

2011-10-17 10:44:41

Preliminary research suggests that fathers of low-income children support breastfeeding but are unsure how to influence or help their child's mother (their partner) with breastfeeding, according to new research presented Monday, Oct. 17, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Boston. The rate of breastfeeding among low-income, inner-city African-American mothers "is a health disparity now receiving national attention," according to the abstract,...

2011-10-17 05:37:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Fathers of low-income children support breastfeeding but are unsure how to influence or help their child´s mother with breastfeeding. The rate of breastfeeding among low-income, inner-city African-American mothers is a health disparity now receiving national attention. Researchers conducted two focus groups each comprising five men: two of the participants were expecting a child, and eight were current fathers. A moderator sought the men's views on...

2011-10-03 12:42:27

The study has been published in the Journal of Human Lactation New research analyses maternal breastfeeding in Spain throughout the second half of the twentieth century. Experts believe that its development is associated with socio-demographic factors such as the advice of healthcare professionals, longer maternity leave, a woman's integration into the workplace and her level of education. "Up until not long ago, maternal breastfeeding was vital for infant survival but things have...

2011-09-23 15:00:00

The Covillow, which combines a breastfeeding cover and pillow into one unique breastfeeding accessory, enters the retail market at the worldâs largest Childrenâs Trade Fair. Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 Covillow, LLC today announced the retail channel launch of their patented breastfeeding cover and is now accepting wholesale orders. The Covillow combines a nursing cover and pillow into one unique functional and easily transportable breastfeeding...

2011-08-20 07:00:00

I Want a Breast Pump dedicated to serving the needs of new mothers. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2011 I Want a Breast Pump, a specialty store catering to mothers interested in forgoing bottle feeding, is offering a special discount rate on the rental and purchase of personal breast pumps and accessories this month. The company is dedicated to providing breastfeeding mothers with hospital-grade, electric breast pumps at reasonable prices in the heart of the DUMBO area of Brooklyn, with...

2011-08-13 00:00:30

On the 62nd anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, the Global Justice Center leads a consortium of human rights groups in urging the President to lift abortion restrictions on all US humanitarian aid for victims of rape in armed conflict. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2011 Thousands of girls and women raped and impregnated in armed conflict are routinely denied abortions imposing additional suffering on these victims. This can be largely attributed to the abortion restrictions the US...

2011-08-06 00:00:04

International campaign aims to improve the health of babies worldwide by educating the public about the important benefits of breastfeeding Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 05, 2011 In response to the recent Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia took part in an international effort to educate professionals and the public about the importance of giving every child the best possible start in life "” by breastfeeding newborns...