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Dummies, Bad For Breastfed Babies – Study Challenge

Health professionals disagree with using dummy due to different developmental, hygienic or aesthetic reasons. A study in a medical journal gives authoritative //evidence that dummies are bad for babies and parents should be in need of advise. The research the results of 20 studies conducted ove...

Kids Face a Slim Chance of Growing Obese, If Breastfed Longer Than Three Months

Breastfeeding always comes with a host of benefits. One more, which emphasizes the weight problems prevalent amongst present day kids, explains the importance of // breastfeeding in ensuring that children do not grow obese. The study found that when children are breastfed longer than three mo...

Effect of Maternal Diet on Colic Among Breastfed Infants

Recent research suggests that maternal intake of food allergens is an important factor in the pathogenesis of infantile colic among breastfed infants. Infantile colic affects up to 28% of infants in the first months of life//. Colic symptoms usually peak at 6 weeks of age and improve gradually o...

New Breastfeeding Supplement Designed to Improve Milk Production for Nursing Mothers

...plemented with Vitamin D. Artificial baby formulas are fortified with higher Vitamin D levels for this very reason, hence the AAP recommendation that breastfed babies also need Vitamin D supplements. Breastfeeding mothers and their babies may also have low levels of other key nutrients, including Vitamins A,...

Survey Finds 64% of Americans Unaware Sunscreen Inhibits Vitamin D Production

...tates." (3) Populations who may need additional vitamin D, according to the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements include breastfed infants, people ages 50 and older, those with limited sun exposure, with dark skin, with fat mal-absorption and the obese. Wellesse liquid Vi...

Pre-chewed Food Could Transmit HIV

...-old infant who was referred to St. Jude because she was HIV positive after earlier tests had been negative. "Her HIV-positive mother had not breastfed her, and further investigation had ruled out transmission by blood transfusion, injury or sexual abuse," Gaur said. Also, genetic testing, led by Kali...

Pregnant women at high risk of complications from H1N1 influenza

...nd others such as those with chronic lung conditions. Only small amounts of oseltamivir and zanamivir are excreted into human milk. If an infant is breastfed by the mother on these drugs and needs treatment, the recommended dose of oseltamivir or zanamivir should be given to the infant. ...

Moms who breastfeed less likely to develop heart attacks or strokes

... According to the study, postmenopausal women who breastfed for at least one month had lower rates of diabetes...l, all known to cause heart disease. Women who had breastfed their babies for more than a year were 10 percent ... passed since women enrolled in the study had last breastfed an infant. "The longer a mother nurses her ba...

First-of-Its-Kind Program Aims to Reduce Primary Barrier to Breastfeeding for Hourly and Lower-Wage Working Mothers

...es instructions, tips and template materials. Important elements of the program include recommendations for employers on how to support employees with breastfed babies, guides for working mothers who breastfeed, and sample promotional materials to alert employees to the resources provided by the program. ...

LLUCH is First Children's Hospital in Nation to Receive 'Baby-Friendly' Designation

...Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). BFHI's goal is to promote breastfeeding. Scientific studies have shown that breastfed children have fewer and less serious illnesses including reduced risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), childhood cancer, and diabetes. ...

New Study: Higher DHA Levels Improve Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Premature Girls

...0 mg recommended by an expert body. DHA supplementation has been demonstrated to increase DHA levels in breast milk and thereby increase DHA levels in breastfed babies. Martek Biosciences Corporation (Nasdaq: MATK ) is a leader in the innovation and development of DHA and ARA and has developed patented...

Eating More Fish a Wise New Year Resolution, Studies Show

...ish women who consumed 3.5 fish servings per week prior to delivery and who breastfed eight months or longer had children with higher total developmental scores at 18 months of age compared to those who ate little fish and breastfed only one month or less. These findings strengthen previous evidence that fi...

Benefits of Breastfeeding Outweigh Risk of Infant Exposure to Environmental Chemicals in Breastmilk

... NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A study comparing breastfed and formula fed infants across time showed that the known beneficial effects of breastfeeding are greater than the potential risks associated with inf...

Temple researchers look for behavioral link between breastfeeding and lower risk of obesity

...s been comparing the feeding habits of mothers who breastfed their babies and mothers who bottle fed their babi...surveyed more than 120 mothers on whether they had breastfed or bottle-fed their babies, using either pumped breast milk or formula. They found breastfed children could more easily determine when they wer...

Eating fish while pregnant, longer breastfeeding, lead to better infant development

...r infant development, especially at 18 months. Breastmilk also contains omega-3 fatty acids. The benefit of fish consumption was similar among infants breastfed for shorter or longer durations. Women in the U.S. have been advised to limit their fish intake to two servings a week because some fish contains ...

Non-parental care of infants tied to unfavorable feeding practices

...as associated with increased overweight among infants. "Infants who initiated child care before 3 months of age had lower rates of ever having been breastfed and higher rates of early introduction of solid foods," they wrote. "Infants in parental care were more likely to have breastfeeding initiated and sol...

Breast-Feeding Support Lacking at Many Hospitals, Birth Centers

...ding for both babies and mothers include the facts that: breast milk contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral infections; breastfed babies are less likely to become overweight compared to formula-fed babies; and research shows women who breastfeed may have lower rates of diabetes ...

Saline is Safe Alternative to Harmful Cough and Cold Products

...troubling especially in the very young infant, prior to the ability to mouth breathe. The congestion can significantly impact the baby's ability to be breastfed or bottlefed. As pediatricians, we have long recommended the use of saline drops such as Baby Ayr followed by a bulb syringe as the best, safest way t...

New studies add insights to infant feeding and obesity issue

... as the gold standard in research, infants would be randomly assigned to be breastfed or formula-fed; however, such trials are generally not feasible in infant f...ers of children with diabetes were asked to recall if and for how long they breastfed their infant. Dr. Mayer-Davis reported that breastfeeding appeared to reduc...

Infant formula must contain DHA omega-3 and AA omega-6, say international experts

...that both DHA and AA should be added to infant formula in order to provide formula-fed infants these important nutrients at a comparable rate to their breastfed counterparts. The guidelines also recommend that pregnant or breastfeeding women should include enough DHA in their diets to support the brain and eye...

Breastfeeding study dispels sagging myth

...ent had had at least one pregnancy, and most of the mothers58 percent-- had breastfed at least one child. Additionally, the research team evaluated the patients'...s (TOE-sis) the medical term for sagging of the breast--for those women who breastfed and those who didn't. However, researchers found that several other factors...

Breastfeeding Does Not Create Sagging Breasts; Study Throws Out Old Wives' Tale

...wing breastfeeding does not change the appearance of their breasts." Breast milk provides indisputable health benefits to infants. Research has shown breastfed infants have improved general health, growth and development as well as a lower risk of many acute and chronic illnesses than bottle-fed infants. Vis...

Breastfeeding does not protect children against developing asthma or allergies

...ithin the experimental group there was a large increase in the number of women breastfeeding exclusively at three months. The women in this group also breastfed for longer. 13,889 children were followed up when they reached 6.5 years of age and tested to see if they showed any symptoms of asthma or allergi...

Nicotine in breast milk disrupts infants' sleep patterns

...l study, researchers measured the feeding behavior and sleep patterns of 15 breastfed infants over a 3-1/2 hour observation period on two separate days. The infa...one day and refrained from smoking on the other. On both occasions, mothers breastfed their infants on demand over the ensuing 3-1/2 hours. Following each feed, ...

New research explores newborn in-hospital weight loss

...tial difference in weight loss between exclusively breastfed and completely formula-fed newborns, which lost le... may be at risk of early overfeeding. Supplemented breastfed infants had similar weight loss patterns to the exclusively breastfed newborns. Degree of weight loss is critical in ...

Milk Firms in Philippines Violate Breastfeeding Code: WHO

... Philippines each year. Although he would not say infant formula caused these deaths, he noted that the number of Filipino infants who are exclusively breastfed until the age of five months fell to 16 percent in 2003 from 20 percent in 1998. Omi said infant formula companies spend more than 100 millio...

Decline in Breastfeeding Linked to Child Deaths in Asia: UNICEF

...less than five months old who were not exclusively breastfed were at much higher risk of diarrhea and pneumonia...5 percent of babies in the region were exclusively breastfed in the first four months of their lives. In a join...ity. In 2000, just 11 percent of Cambodian mothers breastfed their babies for the first six months. By 2005, 60...

New Research Promises To Take The Pain Off Breast Feeding

... She spotted 17 reflexes in babies when they were breastfed lying down, including reflexes normally associated...- routing, latching and sucking. Mothers whom breastfed lying down seemed to have more success and, althou...lying on your side. "I found that mothers who breastfed their infants semi-reclined or flat-lying (as oppo...

Farm Milk Reduces Childhood Asthma and Allergies but Raw Consumption is Unsafe

...ables and whether they were farm-produced or shop-bought. They also answered questions about their childs height and weight, whether they were breastfed and any allergies or asthma problems affecting the child or their family. Allergy- related blood tests were also carried out on just under 4,0...

Flash-heating Inactivates HIV in Breast Milk: Study

...eveloping world, and the heating method can be easily incorporated into a mother's normal daily routine. Studies indicate that when babies are breastfed exclusively, there is a 3 to 4 percent risk of HIV transmission. However, when babies are given formula or other foods in addition to breast milk, the...

Drinking Oolong Tea can Help Fight Obesity

...are bottle-fed are more likely to become obese in later life as compared to breastfed babies, because they tend to develop a larger appetite as they are fed each time they cry. This is not the case with breastfed babies, as the secretion of breast milk is limited. ...

New Research Promises To Take The Pain Off Breast Feeding

... She spotted 17 reflexes in babies when they were breastfed lying down, including reflexes normally associated... - routing, latching and sucking. Mothers whom breastfed lying down seemed to have more success and, althou... lying on your side. "I found that mothers who breastfed their infants semi-reclined or flat-lying (as oppo...

Breast Fed Children also Likely to Gain Weight on Adulthood

...d. But it should not be promoted as a solution for either the childhood or adult obesity epidemic.” This new study involved 14,500 women who were breastfed in childhood and 21,000 who were not. And it was found that many of the breasts fed women were at the risk of being obese just as the bottle-fed women...

Breastfeeding Could Cut HIV Risk to Babies

...vadia and other researchers from the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, compared solely breastfed babies with those also given formula or solid foods, reported the online edition of BBC News. In the developed world, the risk of mother-to-chil...

Pacifier Use May Lower Risk of SIDS

...he stresses, however, that parents must be counseled on how to use pacifiers safely. 'Pacifiers shouldn’t be used before the age of one month in breastfed infants to avoid the disruption of regular feeding habits,' says Damato. 'Also, infants should not be forced to take a pacifier and parents should not...

Breastfed Kids Enjoy Greater Social Mobility Than Bottle-fed Children

... breastfed kids climb higher up the social ladder than bottle-fed children, reveals a ...gs, birth order, or social class in childhood. But those who had been breastfed as babies were 41% more likely to move up the social ladder as adults than ...

The Blessing of Good Mental Health Begins with Breast Milk, Says a Study

...uring their growing years. Analyzing the growth and development of 2500 Australian children for 16 years, the study found that children who were breastfed for more than six months had remarkably reduced hostility and unsocial manners, and were found to handle the ups and downs of life with poise. There w...

Mother’s Milk may have no influence on child’s Q

...s in the past 80 years have reported higher IQs in breastfed children than in formula or cow’s milk fed ones. H...s that the reason could be that the mothers of the breastfed babies could be more intelligent. Other influencin... in the sample group, in which, one group had been breastfed and the other had not. "Breastfeeding has little ...

Breastfed Babies are Less Likely to be Fat

... breastfed infants may be less likely to grow into overweight...e 473 had diabetes. They found that children breastfed during their first year of life were less likely t... diabetes, the researchers said. Exclusively breastfed babies had roughly a 34 percent reduced risk of be...

Breast Feeding - The Key in Fighting Child Mortality in Africa

...hed the age of one month. This research, funded by the British Government, has shown that nearly a quarter of these babies could be saved if they were breastfed from the first hour of life. Researchers studied the history of around 11,000 babies born within the same period of 12 months in 2003-04 in Bron...
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