Tag: Breastfeeding

Bottle-fed Babies 25 Percent More Likely To Become Obese: WHO

Infrequent or the absence of breastfeeding increases the risk of severe childhood obesity by 25 percent. Children who are at risk of developing obesity have poor health outcomes than those who were exclusively breastfed for six months.

Public Health May 1, 2019

Breast Milk Promotes Brain Growth In Premature Babies

Premature babies can significantly benefit from their mother's milk. Breastfeeding can boost levels of chemicals that are crucial for preemies' brain growth and development.

Public Health April 29, 2019

Pediatricians Issue New Advice To Prevent Food Allergies In Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out with a new guideline on how parents can prevent their children from developing food allergies and other allergic conditions. The key lies in the early introduction of allergenic foods to young children's diet.

Public Health March 18, 2019

Mothers Not Informed By Doctors About Link Between Breastfeeding And Breast Cancer Risk Reduction: Study

Do doctors tell mothers about the link between breastfeeding and reduced risk of getting breast cancer? A new study shows that most of those who know about it did not get their information from their doctor.

Feature | Health December 8, 2018

THC In Marijuana Can Linger In Breast Milk Close To A Week After Use

A research found that marijuana can seep into breast milk up to six days after the mother used the recreational drug. The American Academy of Pediatrics warned breastfeeding women to stay away from inhaling pot in the meantime.

Public Health August 29, 2018

US Delegates Oppose WHO Resolution Encouraging Breastfeeding

A report said U.S. delegates tried to block a breastfeeding decree discussed during a World Health Organization assembly. The delegates allegedly wanted to omit a particular language of the resolution that highly encourages breastfeeding over formula milk.

Public Health July 10, 2018

Babies Given Solid Foods At 3-Months-Old Sleep Longer, New Study Claims

A new study conducted in Britain suggests that parents should introduce solid foods to their infants when they are 3 months old. The study claimed that infants who were fed solid foods slept longer throughout the night.

Public Health July 9, 2018

Breastfeeding Linked To Genetic Mutation That Helped Ancient Native Americans, East Asians Survive Ice Age

A study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley linked breastfeeding to a genetic mutation distinct to ancestors of Native Americans and East Asians. This mutation may have helped the ancestors survive during the last Ice Age.

Ancient April 24, 2018

Smoking Pot While Breastfeeding: Can Marijuana Turn Up In Breast Milk?

Women, who regularly smoke marijuana while breastfeeding, could have exposed their babies to THC, a psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. Scientists have yet to find its effects on the baby’s neurological development.

Public Health April 11, 2018

Trans Medicine Breakthrough Allows Transgender Woman To Successfully Breastfeed Baby

A transgender woman was able to successfully breastfeed her adopted baby. This scientific medical breakthrough in transgender medicine will likely allow transgender women to lactate even without surgery.

Public Health February 15, 2018

Breastfeeding For More Than 2 Years Places Children At Higher Risk Of Dental Cavities

Children who were breastfed for over two years are more at risk of developing severe dental cavities. Prolonged nighttime feeding and the composition of human milk may also be contributing factors.

Public Health July 1, 2017

Moms, Breastfeeding Could Slash Your Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

A new study showed that breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s risk of suffering a heart attack and stroke later in life. Learn how the practice could positively impact a mom's cardiovascular health.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2017

Orangutan Moms Are Breastfeeding Champs That Nurse Kids For Up To 9 Years

Orangutans nurse longer than any other mammal, sometimes into the ninth year of life. Find out what drives this long breastfeeding in orangutans and how the food supply affects weaning in these primates.

Animals May 18, 2017

Breastfed Kids Not Necessarily Smarter But Mothers Should Still Consider Breastfeeding Babies: Here's Why

A new study debunks the idea that breastfeeding babies would make them smarter. Despite this, there are a number of reasons why mothers are still urged to consider giving breast milk to their kids.

Public Health March 28, 2017

Breastfeeding Has No Long-Term Cognitive Benefit, Study Shows

Researchers have concluded that while breastfeeding offers short-term benefits related to nutrition, the long-term cognitive and developmental effects are negligible. The mother and child relationship is also important, according to the research.

Neuroscience March 28, 2017

Breastfeeding Mom Shares Story Of Losing Baby After He Accidentally Starved

Jillian Johnson, a mother who decided to breastfeed her son Landon, shares the story of his death after he accidentally starved. 'Breast is best, but follow with the bottle,' she says.

Public Health March 4, 2017

The Best Baby Apps Every Parent Needs For Their Newborn

From editing cute pictures to tracking feedings, these are the best apps for babies that every parent needs to download.

Apps/Software February 23, 2017

Breast-feeding Gone Bad: North Carolina Mom Outraged After Day Care Worker Breast-fed Her Son Without Consent

A North Carolina mother wants to press criminal charges against a day care worker who breast-fed her 3-month-old son without permission. The baby, who was lactose-intolerant, had to be hospitalized after the incident.

Life & Style February 9, 2017

USPSTF Releases Recommendations On Primary Care Interventions, Highlights Role Doctors Play In Proper Breastfeeding

The US Preventive Services Task Force suggests that appropriate intervention by healthcare providers could help promote rate and duration of breastfeeding. The recommendations also challenge WHO’s advice on pacifier use.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 27, 2016

Breastfeeding Also Protects Moms From Premature Death And Serious Diseases: Study

Breastfeeding has long been treated as a child health issue but researchers have found that it also has a hand in protecting mothers. According to their findings, breastfeeding as recommended reduces risks of premature death and serious diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 30, 2016

Infants Predisposed To Asthma May Find Protection From Respiratory Symptoms In Breastfeeding

Infants are fragile, susceptible to various conditions because of their delicate state. Those predisposed to asthma, however, may find protection from respiratory systems if they are breastfed.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 5, 2016

Breast Milk Sugar May Protect Newborns Against Deadly Bacterial Infection

Newborn babies are susceptible to infections because they have not built up their immunity yet. Against a meningitis-causing bacteria, however, researchers have discovered that a certain breast milk sugar may have protective benefit.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 28, 2016

Breastfeeding Newborns Within First Hour Of Life Lowers Death Risk: UNICEF

UNICEF warns that as many as 77 million newborns in the world are not breastfed by their mothers within the first hour of life. This leaves them more likely to die as they are deprived of vital nutrients and antibodies.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 1, 2016

Antibiotics Can Reduce Breastfeeding Benefits In Babies: Study

Breastfeeding is good for babies but not when taken in conjunction with antibiotics. Prescribing antibiotics to infants reduces the health benefits they can get from their mother's milk, which carries lifelong consequences.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 16, 2016

Key Prebiotics In Mom's Milk For Baby's Healthy Microbiome Also Found In Cow's Milk

Cow’s milk might contain some vital prebiotic similar to what mother's milk constitutes of, according to a new research. This prebiotic compound encourages the growth of a baby’s gut bacteria and ensures supply of essential nutrients to the baby.

April 20, 2016

Breastfeeding, New Vaccines Tied To Reduced Infant Ear Infections

Fewer babies in the United States are getting painful ear infections now compared with two decades ago, a new study revealed. The decline is apparently connected to new vaccinations, higher rates of breastfeeding, and the drop in smoking rate.

Life March 29, 2016

Breastfed Babies Should Receive Vitamin D Supplements After First Birthday

Babies need to have vitamin D supplements if they continue to breastfeed after their first birthday. A new study shows that children may be at risk of vitamin D deficiency even if breast milk is supplemented with solid food beyond the age of 1.

Life February 21, 2016

Breastfeeding Could Save More Than 800,000 Lives Every Year: Study

A new report from the World Health Organization and UNICEF found that breastfeeding provided a number of benefits to both mothers and children. Researchers discovered that the practice can help prevent 800,000 child deaths and 20,000 breast cancer deaths annually.

Life January 29, 2016

New US Guidelines Urge Doctors To Support Decision Of Women Who Refuse To Breastfeed

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends breastfeeding for the first year of life, but it is also calling on ob-gyns to provide support for moms who decide not to breastfeed.

Life January 27, 2016

Babies, Toddlers Who Rapidly Gain Weight May Have Higher Childhood Blood Pressure Risk

Rapid weight gain in infants and toddlers was linked to a greater risk of high blood pressure later during childhood. More health issues could follow in young adult years, including high cholesterol and high blood sugar.

Life January 25, 2016

Baby Who Only Fed On Almond Milk Develops Scurvy

An 11-month-old infant developed a rare case of scurvy. The condition emerged as a result of the infant being fed only with almond milk.

Life January 18, 2016

This Is What Happens When Adults Drink Human Breast Milk [Video]

Some adults have never drank breast milk probably because they were never breastfed when they were babies. In a new BuzzFeed video, volunteers were asked to taste breast milk, and the results were astounding.

Life December 16, 2015

Anti-HIV Drug For Infants Counters Virus In Breastmilk

A study found that babies who are given up to a year of liquid HIV drug formula, while being breastfed by HIV-positive mothers, were protected from infection. It emphasized the need to educate moms about continuing risks of HIV transmission to babies.

Life November 24, 2015

Breast-Feeding May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risks For Some Women

Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) who exclusively or mostly breast-fed for at least two months after giving birth and continued to do so afterwards slashed their chances of developing type 2 diabetes by half. GDM strikes in up to 9 percent of pregnant Americans.

Life November 24, 2015

Hormone In Mother's Milk May Influence Children's Social Behavior After Weaning

Breast milk is still best for babies in more ways than one. New research found levels of cortisol in breastfed babies to be less impulsive at six months.

Life October 20, 2015

Breastfeeding Support In US Hospitals Improving But CDC Says More Still Needs To Be Done

More hospitals are supporting new moms to breastfeed, but more improvements are needed. This is according to CDC's f latest Vital Signs report, which measured the percentage of hospital practicing the 'Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.'

Life October 7, 2015

Breast Feeding No Different From Bottle Feeding For Improving Baby IQ

The IQ of babies who were breastfed for at least the first four months of life is no better than those of babies who were bottle-fed. Researchers said that breasfeeding offers little or no benefit to a child's cognitive development.

Life September 24, 2015

Breast Milk Is Best For Babies But Moms Could Also Be Passing Harmful Chemicals, Experts Warn

Scientists conducted a study to find out how much of a widely-used chemical is transmitted to babies through breastfeeding. They found PFAS levels to increase in the blood of children and decrease after breastfeeding ended. There is no reason to discourage breastfeeding and there are no current laws to test PFAS transfer to children.

Life August 22, 2015

UN Calls For Better Breastfeeding Policies For Working Moms

Policies that promote breastfeeding in the workplace must be implemented to increase the numbers of children and mothers benefiting from the said healthy nursing practice. Experts say that in the long run, business owners and employers may also reap rewards from such policies as employee satisfaction and less absenteeism become more possible.

Life August 4, 2015

World Breastfeeding Week: How Breastfeeding Benefits Babies And Moms

Breastfeeding does not only provide benefits to babies, but to moms as well. In line with this, the World Breastfeeding Week is being held every year to promote the utmost importance and advantages of continuous breastfeeding.

Life August 3, 2015

Many New Moms Aren't Getting Proper Infant Care Information, Warns New Study

New mothers are not being provided with proper information on care of their infant, a new study reveals. How could this happen?

Life July 28, 2015

IBM Loves Moms And Babies: Big Blue Plans To Launch Breast Milk Delivery Service For Working Mothers

Come September, working mothers at IBM will be able to take advantage of a breast milk delivery service when they are traveling.

Life July 15, 2015

Breastfeeding Found To Reduce Risk Of Most Common Childhood Cancer

Infants breastfed for at least six months face reduced risks for childhood leukemia, a study review finds. The risk is 19 percent less than for infants who aren't breastfed, researchers say.

Life June 1, 2015

Study Shows Breast Feeding May Reduce The Risk Of Breast Cancer

Among its many benefits, breastfeeding could reduce both the risk of breast cancer recurrence and death by breast cancer.

Life April 29, 2015

Now You Can Buy Breast Milk Over The Internet And That's A Dangerous Thing

Breast milk bought online can be contaminated and dangerous for infants, researchers say. They call for more regulation on a fast-growing Internet activity.

Society March 25, 2015

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