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How babies absorb calcium could be key to treating osteoporosis in seniors

September 11, 2019

New research reveals the mechanism that allows breastfeeding babies to absorb large amounts of calcium and build healthy…
Bedrest for high-risk pregnancies may be linked to premature birth

September 9, 2019

Newborns whose mothers spent more than one week on bedrest had poorer health outcomes, according to a new…
First human ancestors breastfed for longer than contemporary relatives

August 30, 2019

By analysing the fossilised teeth of some of our most ancient ancestors, a team of scientists led by…
Improving Breastfeeding: With a Little Help?

August 5, 2019

New research raises questions about whether too many infants are getting tongue-tie and upper-lip tether surgery (also called…
Gut Bacteria from Breastfeeding Linked to Improved Infant Response to Vaccines

June 19, 2019

Higher levels of a customary gut bacteria enhanced by breastfeeding in early infancy were found to be coupled…
Pregnancy-specific anxiety may impact how long a woman exclusively breastfeeds her child

June 18, 2019

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended by the World Health Organization for the first six months of life because of…
A Little Formula in First Days of Life May Not Impact Breastfeeding at 6 Months

June 4, 2019

A study has lodged a new kink in the breastfeeding dilemma that adds to the angst of exhausted…
Breast Milk and Obesity

June 3, 2019

New research suggests the composition of breast milk in normal weight mothers differs from that of overweight mothers,…
Breastfeeding struggles linked to postpartum depression in mothers

May 30, 2019

As a doctor, I encourage mothers to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is affordable, helps with bonding and has health benefits for both the…
Fluoride reduces dental risk from minimal and extended breastfeeding

May 13, 2019

Cavity-conscious mothers can rest assured their children will not be at increased risk of tooth decay if they…
“Highly significant” results of HIV transmission study released

March 19, 2019

Positive results from a University of Liverpool led research project that aims to reduce mother to child transmission…
Measuring Newborns’ Weight Loss With Electronic Health Records to Give Babies a Healthy Start

December 4, 2018

Weight loss is normal for healthy newborns in the first few days, especially for those exclusively breastfed, until…
Breast milk & babies’ saliva shape oral microbiome

November 13, 2018

Newborn breastfed babies’ saliva combines with breastmilk to release antibacterial compounds that help to shape the bacterial communities…
Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood

November 13, 2018

New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as…
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To Ward off Fatty Liver, Breast is Best for Mom

November 2, 2018

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Kaiser Permanente have discovered that mothers who…
California and New Jersey Family Leave Policies Improve Breastfeeding Rates for Some Women

October 30, 2018

Partially paid family leave policies in California and New Jersey helped increase breastfeeding in those states, a new…
Inadequate evidence to guide caffeine intake for breastfeeding mothers, review finds

October 3, 2018

A systematic review of the literature into the effects of caffeine on breastfed infants has concluded that there…
Breastfeeding changes gene activity that may make babies less reactive to stress

October 3, 2018

It has long been known that there are many physical and mental health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers…
Study shows link between breastfeeding and infant health is not straight-forward

September 27, 2018

There’s little question about the value of breast milk as a source of infant nutrition, but a University…
Study finds struggle with infant feeding in disaster

August 7, 2018

Breastfeeding is widely regarded as the healthy and safe choice for infant feeding, especially during a disaster when food…
Did last ice age affect breast feeding in Native Americans?

April 30, 2018

The critical role that breast feeding plays in infant survival may have led, during the last ice age,…
Alumna Launches Video Series to Address Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding

January 3, 2018

When Elizabeth G. Bayne learned only 59 percent of African-American women breastfeed their babies, she was indignant. “This…
Lack of peer support for breastfeeding mums

July 10, 2017

Peer support for breastfeeding mothers is not available in many areas of the UK, finds a study by…
Breast-feeding plays important role in ‘seeding’ infant microbiome with beneficial bacteria

May 8, 2017

Mothers protect their babies and teach them habits to stay healthy and safe as they grow. A new…
Mother’s milk changes with the seasons, influencing baby’s well-being

February 22, 2017

Seasonally-influenced changes in a mother’s environment and diet can have a profound impact on levels of beneficial sugars…
For bonding and breastfeeding, newborns benefit from a cheek full of dextrose

February 1, 2017

Newborns with hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, are becoming more common worldwide, a result of the growing number…
Researcher Seeks to Bridge Breastfeeding Disparity

January 18, 2017

Breastfeeding rates in the United States are rising, and that’s good news for babies, because breastfeeding provides babies…
Infant feeding – an emotionally charged topic

November 16, 2016

New research conducted by the University of Liverpool shows that mothers can experience negative emotions such as guilt,…
Study finds pesticide levels in WA breast milk lowest in world

October 18, 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University have found that levels of pesticides in breast…
Antiretrovirals pose low risk to nursing mothers, babies

October 3, 2016

Researchers have found that breastfeeding mothers taking the antiretroviral drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine have a low risk of…
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