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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

Mothers Are Made to Feel Guilty Whether They Breastfeed or Formula Feed Their Baby

Nov. 16, 2016 — Mothers can experience negative emotions such as guilt, stigma and the need to defend their feeding choices regardless of how they feed their baby, research ... read more

Baby and Toddler Food Advertising Contradicts Expert Advice, Promotes Manufactured Foods Over Healthier Options

Nov. 1, 2016 — Marketing for baby and toddler foods often contradicts health professionals’ advice, according to new research released at APHA ... read more

Rural Employers Failing to Meet Needs of Working Breastfeeding Mothers

Sep. 26, 2016 — The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers of more than 50 employees to provide sufficient space and time for mothers to breastfeed during the first year of their babies’ lives. Researchers ... read more

Increasing Nursing Mothers' Vitamin D Levels May Benefit Babies

Aug. 30, 2016 — New research has found that giving breastfeeding mothers monthly high-dose vitamin D supplements may be a possible way to improve their babies' vitamin D status. Vitamin D is essential for ... read more

Breast Milk Sugar May Protect Babies Against Deadly Infection

Aug. 26, 2016 — A type of sugar found naturally in some women’s breast milk may protect newborn babies from infection with a potentially life threatening bacterium called Group B streptococcus, according to a new ... read more

Breastfeeding Twice as Likely After Home Births Than Hospital Births

Aug. 10, 2016 — There is a strong positive relationship between planned birth at home and breast feeding, research has found: breastfeeding was twice as likely after planned home births compared to hospital births. ... read more

New Method Opens Up the Possibility of Customizing Breast Milk for Premature Children

Aug. 9, 2016 — There is a difference between breast milk from women who give birth prematurely and from women who give birth to full-term babies. However, a new research method has demonstrated that this difference ... read more

Maternal HIV Status May Disrupt Normal Microbiome Development in Uninfected Infants

July 27, 2016 — Maternal HIV infection influences the microbiome of their HIV-uninfected infants, new research suggests. These findings may account for some of the immunological and survival differences seen these ... read more

HIV Therapy for Breastfeeding Mothers Can Virtually Eliminate Transmission to Babies

July 18, 2016 — For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their ... read more

Garlic Aroma Found in Breast Milk

July 15, 2016 — Food chemists have found that garlic aroma is evident in the breast milk of women who have consumed garlic. This is caused by allyl methyl sulfide -- a metabolite which is first formed in a strong ... read more

Breastfeeding Gaps Between White, Black, and Hispanic Mothers in the US

July 12, 2016 — Breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers, new American research indicates. This study looked to see if ethnic and racial disparities in breastfeeding could be explained by ... read more

Breast Is Best for Premature Babies' Hearts, Study Confirms

June 14, 2016 — Breastfeeding premature babies improves long-term heart structure and function, an new study has found. And in those fed a combination of breastmilk and formula, the more breastmilk consumed in the ... read more

Breastfeeding, Antibiotics Before Weaning and BMI in Later Childhood

June 13, 2016 — Breastfeeding in children who had received no antibiotics before weaning was associated with a decreased number of antibiotic courses after weaning and a decreased body mass index (BMI) later in ... read more

June 2, 2016 — A global boom in the sale of infant and baby formula is underway, especially in China and Southeast Asia, raising concerns about the health of millions of mothers and their ... read more

Babies Fed Directly from Breast May Be at Less Risk for Ear Infections

May 24, 2016 — Feeding at the breast may be healthier than feeding pumped milk from a bottle for reducing the risk of ear infection, and feeding breast milk compared with formula may reduce the risk of diarrhea, ... read more

Dietary Intake Differs in Infants Who Follow Baby-Led Weaning

May 17, 2016 — Researchers have undertaken the first-ever study looking at what infants eat when they follow baby-led weaning and found that they have a lot of healthy eating habits, but also some less healthy ... read more

Babies of Mothers With Gestational Diabetes Have More Body Fat, Scans Reveal

May 12, 2016 — Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat at two months of age compared to babies born to healthy mothers, says a new study. Scientists used MRI scanning to measure body fat ... read more

Does Supplemental Donor Milk Instead of Formula Reduce Infections in Preterm Infants?

May 2, 2016 — The combined incidence of serious infection, the intestinal disease necrotizing enterocolitis and death was similar in very low-birth-weight infants who received either pasteurized donor milk or ... read more

Breast Milk Linked to Significant Early Brain Growth in Preemies

Apr. 30, 2016 — Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk during the first month of life appears to spur more robust brain growth. Those preemies whose daily diets were at least 50 percent breast milk had more ... read more

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

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