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May 6, 2015

History of Breastfeeding Associated With Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Apr. 28, 2015 — Women diagnosed with breast cancer who previously breastfed their babies had a 30 percent overall decreased risk of the disease recurring, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published in the ... read more

Mar. 5, 2015 — Human milk provides the best nutrition for most babies and breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for infants and very young children, according to an updated position paper. The paper also ... read more

Feb. 5, 2015 — Researchers found that a baby’s diet during the first few months of life has a profound influence on the composition, diversity, and stability of the gut microbiome. These factors influence the ... read more

Boosting Length of Breastfeeding Could Save NHS More Than £40 Million Every Year

Dec. 5, 2014 — Doubling the number of mothers who breastfeed for 7-18 months in their lifetime and helping others to continue for at least four months could save the National Health Service more than £40 million ... read more

Are the Benefits of Breast Milk Stimulant Worth the Risk?

Dec. 4, 2014 — While some specialists encourage the off-label use of domperidone to stimulate breast milk production, some studies have suggested it may be related to negative side effects, including irregular ... read more

Some Newborns Lose Weight Much Faster Than Previously Recognized

Dec. 1, 2014 — A new study is the first to detail the weight loss patterns of exclusively breastfed newborns. The investigators have captured their findings in an online tool that is the first of its kind to help ... read more

Research Finds Tooth Enamel Fast-Track in Humans

Nov. 20, 2014 — Researchers have discovered a link between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies. The research found that incisor teeth grow quickly in the early stages of the second ... read more

Puree Helps Kids Make Smooth Transition to Vegetables

Nov. 12, 2014 — Adding tiny amounts of vegetable puree to milk and then rice at the time of weaning makes children more likely to eat vegetables, new research shows. Infants who consumed either milk (breast milk or ... read more

Controversial Medication Has Benefits for Breastfeeding, Researchers Find

Nov. 11, 2014 — A controversial medication used by breastfeeding women should not be restricted because of the benefits it offers mothers and their babies, according to researchers. The medication domperidone has ... read more

Moms Who Choose to Breastfeed Older Babies Motivated by Health, Nutrition Benefits

Oct. 10, 2014 — Mothers who decide to breastfeed their children beyond 1 year of age consider their child's physical and social development to be most important, while the advice of health care professionals, ... read more

Lactation Linked to Reduced Estrogen Receptor-Negative, Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Risk

Sep. 16, 2014 — Women who have had children (parous women) appear to have an increased risk of developing estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer, the subtype that carries a higher mortality rate and is more common ... read more

Breast Milk May Be Protective Against Devastating Intestinal Disorder

Sep. 9, 2014 — A protein called neuregulin-4 (NRG4)—present in breast milk, but absent from formula, may be protective against the intestinal destruction caused in necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Thirty percent ... read more

Human Milk Fat Improves Growth in Premature Infants

Aug. 15, 2014 — For premature infants, adequate growth while in the neonatal intensive care unit is an indicator of better long-term health and developmental outcomes. Researchers have now successfully incorporated ... read more

How Critically Ill Infants Can Benefit Most from Human Milk

Aug. 7, 2014 — Human milk is infant food, but for sick, hospitalized babies, it’s also medicine. That’s the central premise of a series of articles in a neonatal nursing journal’s special issue focused on ... read more

Scientists Call for New Strategy in Pursuit of HIV-Free Generation

July 30, 2014 — In light of the recent news that HIV has been detected in the Mississippi baby previously thought to have been cured of the disease, researchers are assessing how to help those born to HIV-infected ... read more

How Does Working Part-Time Versus Working Full-Time Affect Breastfeeding Goals?

July 17, 2014 — While many women intend to breastfeed despite returning to work, a new study finds that mothers who plan to breastfeed for at least three months but return to work full-time are less likely to meet ... read more

Vitamin D and the Nursing Mother

June 6, 2014 — The not-often-discussed issue of Vitamin D deficiency in nursing mothers is discussed by an expert, and how it can affect the infants in their care. An "adequate" intake for nursing mothers ... read more

Breastfeeding Initiation, Success Impacted by Diabetes Status of Mother

May 19, 2014 — Women diagnosed with diabetes before or during pregnancy are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding their newborns than women without diabetes, a new study suggests. Out of nearly 73,000 ... read more

Community Doulas Can Be Big Help for Mother-Baby Relationships

May 7, 2014 — Young mothers are more likely to breastfeed and have positive relationships with their babies when they have another woman “mothering” them in the delivery room, according to new research on the ... read more

Factors Leading to Diabetes May Contribute to Milk Supply Problems for New Mothers

May 5, 2014 — The same factors that lead to diabetes contribute to low milk supply in some new mothers, new evidence demonstrates. Researchers discovered that problems with mothers' insulin metabolism may ... read more

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