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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Maternal Diet Alters the Breast Milk Microbiome and Microbial Gene Content

Feb. 2, 2016 — Breast milk contains a diverse microbiome that is presumed to colonize the infant gastrointestinal tract and contribute to the establishment of the infant gut microbiome. The composition of the ... read more

Breast Is Best, but Might Not Protect from Allergies

Nov. 5, 2015 — Breastfeeding is thought to reduce the risk of allergic rhinitis (hay fever), asthma, food allergies and eczema in children. According to a new study no significant difference in allergies were found ... read more

Breastfeeding Could Reduce Commons Infections Among Indigenous Infants

Aug. 17, 2015 — Promoting breastfeeding could lead to a substantial reduction in common infections and even deaths that are more common in Indigenous infants than non-Indigenous infants, a new study ... read more

New Moms Are Concerned About Beginning Breastfeeding, Survey Shows

Aug. 4, 2015 — Beginning breastfeeding is the second-greatest concern of pregnant moms, ranked just after proper recovery from labor and birth, said more than 1,000 survey ... read more

Adult Craze for Human Breast Milk Purchased Online Poses Serious Health Risks

June 18, 2015 — The recent craze for human breast milk amongst certain fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers is ill advised say the authors of a new study. Failure of women to sanitize ... read more

June 15, 2015 — It has long been known that zinc, an essential trace element, is passed to infants through mother's breast milk. The levels of zinc in mother's milk and the effects of zinc deficiency in ... read more

June 10, 2015 — An analysis of breast milk concludes that levels of health-promoting compounds known as carotenoids differ by country, with the U.S. lagging behind China and Mexico, a reflection of regional dietary ... read more

Breast Milk Shared to Help Babies Via Online and Offline Communities

June 10, 2015 — Sharing breast milk is thriving today and it appears high income, highly educated white women are some of the people to most often use the Internet to facilitate the exchange, a new study suggests. ... read more

Early Support Vital for Success in Breastfeeding

June 9, 2015 — Most women understand the benefits of breastfeeding their infants, but there are physical and emotional roadblocks that can make it a challenge for moms. During the first weeks of a baby’s life it ... read more

Breastfeeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia, Study Suggests

June 1, 2015 — Breastfeeding for six months or longer was associated with a lower risk of childhood leukemia compared with children who were never breastfed or who were breastfed for a shorter time, according to an ... read more

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

Breast Milk Sharing Among Friends, Relatives Likely Increasing, but Still Risky

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new study offers insight into the attitudes around the growing -- and unregulated -- practice of breast milk sharing. Results indicate that friends and relatives are sharing breast milk with each ... read more

BPA Risk to Newborns May Be Smaller Than Previously Believed

Apr. 23, 2015 — While a large majority of newborns are exposed in their earliest days to bisphenol A (BPA), a much-studied chemical used in plastics and in food and soda can linings, they can chemically alter and ... read more

Breastfeeding May Prevent Postpartum Smoking Relapse

Apr. 16, 2015 — While a large number of women quit or reduce smoking upon pregnancy recognition, many resume smoking postpartum. Previous research has estimated that approximately 70 percent of women who quit ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — A gene, which is not active in some mothers, produces a breast milk sugar that influences the development of the community of gut bacteria in her infant, researchers have discovered. The researchers ... read more

New Study Questions Role of Breast Milk in Obesity Prevention

Apr. 7, 2015 — A new study supports human milk as the optimal first food for babies, but the study raises questions about whether breast milk protects children from becoming ... read more

Cow Milk Is Added to Some Breast Milk, Sold to Parents Online, Study Finds

Apr. 6, 2015 — A study on the safety of human breast milk bought over the Internet found that 10 percent of samples contained added cow's milk. The discovery that purchased samples of human milk may be ... read more

Concerns Over the Online Market of Human Breast Milk

Mar. 24, 2015 — The sale of human breast milk on the internet poses serious risks to infant health and needs urgent regulation, argue experts. Purchasing human breast milk on the internet can be cheaper than buying ... read more

Mar. 16, 2015 — Human babies appear to need more of a nutritional boost from breast-milk proteins than do infants of one of their closest primate relatives, suggests a study comparing human milk with the milk of ... 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

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