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May 31, 2016

Breastfeeding App Shows Promise in Supporting First-Time Mothers

Apr. 30, 2016 — A pilot study found that use of a mobile phone app that provided supportive texts and an online community significantly increased the rate of breastfeeding among new ... read more

Infants With Strong Sucking Skills Are More Likely to Gain Additional Weight

Apr. 1, 2016 — A new study of African-American infants finds that those who feed more vigorously at one month of age have higher weight at four months, which may be associated with a later risk for ... read more

Child Care Providers Need More Education, Training on Benefits of Breastfeeding, Human Milk

Mar. 9, 2016 — A research team investigated individual child care centers' attitudes and policies related to breastfeeding in two distinct areas in Philadelphia. Their research concluded that there is much ... read more

Diabetes During Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk of Low Milk Supply

Feb. 17, 2016 — Women with diabetes during pregnancy face a significantly higher risk of having a low milk supply. This study is believed to be the first to examine maternal diabetes as a risk factor for low milk ... read more

Where Infants Sleep May Affect How Long They Are Breastfed

Feb. 6, 2016 — A new study indicates that mothers who frequently sleep, or bed-share, with their infants consistently breastfeed for longer than mothers who do not bed-share. Also, pregnant women who expressed a ... read more

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

Jan. 11, 2016 — The composition of the gut microbiome in infants at six weeks of age appears to be associated with the delivery method by which they were born and how they were fed, according to a new ... read more

Low Zinc Levels May Suggest Potential Breast-Feeding Problems

Dec. 22, 2015 — Zinc levels in breast milk may be able to serve as an indicator of breast function during lactation, according to health researchers who suggest that by identifying women with abnormally low levels ... read more

Breastfeeding Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Following Gestational Diabetes

Nov. 23, 2015 — Women with gestational diabetes who consistently and continuously breastfeed from the time of giving birth are half as likely to develop type 2 diabetes within two years after delivery, according to ... read more

Duration of Lactation Associated With Bone Density

Nov. 5, 2015 — Maternal bone density decreases after childbirth, but only among women who lactate for at least four months. The lactation period is unrelated to vitamin D ... 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

Factors in Breast Milk May Play a Role in Transmission of Obesity

Oct. 29, 2015 — The road to obesity may be paved with non-nutritious carbohydrates in breast milk, shifting popular notions about how and why children grow to become overweight adults, researchers ... read more

Oct. 28, 2015 — Breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of developing an aggressive form of breast cancer called hormone-receptor negative, a large international study shows. Hormone-receptor-negative (HRN) ... read more

Bio-Molecules in Human Breast Milk Stop Inflammation

Oct. 14, 2015 — Human breast milk, which provides essential nutrients and antibodies to newborns, has long been known to play an important role in infant development and the immune system. In a new study, ... read more

The Hormonal Factor FGF21, Present in Breast Milk, Plays a Key Role in Regulating Newborn Metabolism

Sep. 10, 2015 — A compound found in breast milk, named fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), plays a key role in neonatal nutrient absorption and intestinal function. FGF21 also contributes to improve newborn growth ... read more

Exclusive Breastfeeding and the Effect on Postpartum Multiple Sclerosis Relapses

Aug. 31, 2015 — Women with multiple sclerosis who intended to breastfeed their infants exclusively for two months had a lower risk of relapse during the first six months after giving birth compared with women who ... 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

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