Navigation Links
Wider Breast-Feeding Could Save Babies' Lives
Date:4/5/2010

It could also save U.S. $13 billion a year, study finds

MONDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, more than 900 preventable child deaths occur in the United States because too few mothers follow breast-feeding recommendations, a new study has found.

Child health problems associated with poor breast-feeding compliance cost the country $13 billion a year in direct health-care costs and indirect costs, such as missed time from work, according to the researchers at Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts.

Of the 911 deaths per year cited in the report, 95 percent were infants and resulted from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), lower respiratory tract infections (such as pneumonia), and necrotizing enterocolitis, which is a disease that occurs primarily in preterm infants.

The study was published online April 5 in the journal Pediatrics.

Nearly 75 percent of U.S. mothers start to breast-feed, but only 32 percent breast-feed exclusively at three months, and that drops to 12 percent by six months. At one year, only 22 percent of mothers are doing any breast-feeding, the study authors noted.

The medical recommendation is to breast-feed exclusively for six months with some breast-feeding for at least the first year of life.

"People shouldn't blame mothers because they are often not supported well, even from the moment their babies are born," study author Dr. Melissa Bartick, a hospitalist at Cambridge Health Alliance and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School, said in a news release.

The average U.S. hospital does a poor job of providing evidence-based care around infant feeding, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other factors that make it difficult for mothers to follow breast-feeding recommendations include limited work, social and cultural support, as well as aggressive marketing of infant formula, Bartick said.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Wider Adult Screening May Mean Fewer Children With Cystic Fibrosis
2. Antidepressants May Complicate Breast-Feeding
3. Breast-Feeding Can Help Moms Heart Decades Later
4. Breast-Feeding May Protect a Womans Heart
5. Many Women Quit Breast-Feeding Early
6. Breast-Feeding Helps Mom Stay Slimmer Later in Life
7. Long-Term Breast-Feeding Tied to More Aggressive Cancers
8. Road mapping could be key to curing TB
9. What if You Could Help to Influence the NYC Taxi of Tomorrow?
10. Stronger Ozone Standard Could Dramatically Reduce Asthma, Premature Deaths
11. Mechanical forces could affect gene expression
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The United States ... from Ebola-affected nations of West Africa land at ... for infection with the virus. In a ... noted that 94 percent of air passengers from ... one of these five airports -- New York ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 During the ... fresh water supply runs dangerously low, Southern Oregon’s water ... Oregon’s rivers, despite the lowest mountain snow pack on ... late summer and early autumn.* That was the observation ... the new book “Hiking Southern Oregon,” during an interview ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Lintelus, Inc., an event software provider, ... Sales, will be speaking on the subject of “Event ... October 28, at the Holiday Inn in New York ... well as a Tech Demo at 12:45pm, to educate ... more engaging event experience. , The Annual Meetings Technology ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two sisters in high school ... Ilina and Medha Krishen use electronic stethoscopes, which ... trouble in breathing patterns or heartbeats. Ilina, a ... wanted to find a way to detect early lung ... an electronic stethoscope, Ilina recorded one breath cycle each ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 ... while working for NBC News in Liberia has cleared ... unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where he had been ... A blood test confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... Providence, R.I., NBC News reported Tuesday night. "Recovering ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 2Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 2Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 4Health News:Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Lintelus, Speaks about Event Technology Integration at Meetings Technology Expo in NYC 2Health News:Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 3
... unknowingly has generated awareness about breast cancer. Her may breast ... mammogram bookings.// ,In the two weeks following the singer's ... lump removed, there were double the usual number of bookings ... , ,The study reported by the Australian Medical ...
... Exposure to cosmic radiations while flying may increase the ... to non-pilots. The research was published in the recent ... airline pilots are reported to be at an increased ... effects of their exposure // to cosmic radiation have ...
... say health professionals and patients require education programmes in ... the counter drugs. Of the many conditions treated , ... that people choose to treat by themselves by purchasing ... include heartburn, migraine, period pain, coughs, colds, and acid ...
... big bang, bringing hope and aspirations for people// around the world. ... 2001 opened with it Pandora ’s Box of both natural disasters ... disaster was in 2000 on February 1st in California when a ... whole string of disasters followed. ,Droughts hitting India, the ...
... of genes known as a gene signature, that could help ... risk for having a future cancer recurrence .// ... from 209 lymph-node-negative breast cancer patients were examined. The patients ... treatment and varied in age and in their tumor sizes. ...
... melanoma ,however researchers as the number of patients with skin ... the disease. // Two new studies show sun exposure may ... a study conducted by researchers on patients who were diagnosed ... melanoma patients with higher levels of sun exposure were less ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Kylie generates awareness about mammography 2Health News:Airlines Pilot At Heightened Risk Of Having Cataracts, 2Health News:SARS (Bird Flu) spreading in the Asian continent 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... SHANGHAI , Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... FMI ) and WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ... Foundation Medicine,s comprehensive genomic profiling to biopharmaceutical companies conducting ... Under the terms of the collaboration, Foundation ... laboratory component of Foundation Medicine,s FoundationOne® assay at the ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... , Oct. 20, 2014  Luoxis Diagnostics, Inc., ... AMPE), today announced that its academic collaborators will ... research potential for its novel RedoxSYS Diagnostic System, ... in the body in response to injury or ... ORP as a clinical marker will be presented ...
(Date:10/20/2014)...  AnaptysBio, Inc., a leader in the discovery ... appointment of Marco Londei , M.D. as ... preclinical and clinical development of AnaptysBio,s proprietary antibody ... welcome Dr. Londei to AnaptysBio,s executive leadership team," ... Executive Officer of AnaptysBio. "Dr. Londei,s extensive expertise ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 2Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 3Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 4Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 5Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 2Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 3Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 4Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 5AnaptysBio Appoints Dr. Marco Londei to Newly Created Chief Development Officer Position Clinical Immunologist to Lead AnaptysBio's Pipeline Advancement 2
... Mapping. Biosense Webster offers a complete ... SANTORO Fixed Catheter is designed for ... the coronary sinus. The pair of ... tip permit pacing in the coronary ...
Standard Deflectable Catheters...
... Soft HIS diagnostic catheters provide ... designed curve that allows for ... HIS bundle. In addition, the ... reduce the risk of perforation ...
The Explorer 360 and 360 Jr. catheters have a rotational connector for ease of use during procedures....
Medicine Products: