News tagged with breast feeding

The importance of long chain fatty acids in early life

Fats are essential constituents of breast milk. They supply the infant with energy, and are also essential for growth and development. Some fatty acids, key components of dietary fats, play an important role in a child's ...

Jul 02, 2015
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Video: Is that double mastectomy really necessary?

When Angeline Vuong, 27,was diagnosed with cancer in one breast earlier this year, her first reaction was "A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY. NOW. " Turns out, she's far from alone: a recent JAMA study of 190,000 breast cancer cases in ...

Oct 24, 2014
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Right amount of fat and protein, key to babies

The early childhood diet and that of the mother during pregnancy determines the health of a child later life. This is the claim that the EU-funded research project Early Nutrition is trying to substantiate by the time it ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Women who use IVF less likely to breastfeed

Women in Australia who conceive using assisted reproductive technology, such as IVF – and who have a caesarean birth before going in to labour – are less likely to breastfeed. This is despite the majority of pregnant ...

Sep 20, 2013
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