News tagged with breastfeeding
(Medical Xpress) -- Women who breast-feed are far more likely to demonstrate a "mama bear" effect aggressively protecting their infants and themselves than women who bottle-feed their babies ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 30, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
If I could sum up my breast-feeding ordeal in one image, it would be me sitting in a hospital bed with one of my newborn sons cradled in my arms.
Pediatrics Dec 24, 2012 | 3 / 5 (4) | 5
(Medical Xpress) -- Research by the University of Otago in Christchurch and Wellington has shown that breastfeeding of infants has a clear protective effect against children developing asthma or wheezing up to six years of ...
Health Feb 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
New research analyses maternal breastfeeding in Spain throughout the second half of the twentieth century. Experts believe that its development is associated with socio-demographic factors such as the advice of healthcare ...
Health Sep 30, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
A PhD project from LIFE the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen has shown that breastfed children follow a different growth pattern than non-breastfed children. Breastfeeding lowers the levels ...
Health Dec 20, 2011 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A study conducted at Montana State University concludes that even though breastfeeding is healthy, cheap and benefits both mother and child, there exists a strong bias against nursing mothers by both men ...
Health Aug 09, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
While breastfeeding babies has numerous health advantages to both mother and child, mothers who breastfeed may find that other people look down on them and do not want to work with them. A recent study released by Personality an ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 11
(Medical Xpress) -- In a new study published in Pediatrics, lead researcher Dr. Fern Hauck from the University School of Medicine analyzed previous sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, studies and agrees ...
Health Jun 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Feeding a baby on only breast milk and for up to 6 months after birth can reduce their risk of developing asthma-related symptoms in early childhood, according to new research.
Health Jul 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A newborn baby's weight loss is often used to determine how well a baby is breastfeeding, and concern about a baby which loses too much weight may result in supplementing breastfeeding with formula. However, many women receive ...
Health Aug 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- While the benefits of breastfeeding for the baby are well established and some studies have shown that mothers who breastfeed have lower risks of diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease, ...
Health Nov 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Breastfeeding is associated with improved lung function at school age, particularly in children of asthmatic mothers, according to a new study from researchers in Switzerland and the UK.
Health Feb 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Babies are not able to metabolize or excrete caffeine very well, so a breastfeeding mother's consumption of caffeine may lead to caffeine accumulation and symptoms such as wakefulness and irritability, according ...
Health Feb 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- The real issue with breast-feeding is this: Too few infants who could really benefit from it are getting mom's milk.
Pediatrics May 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
A top Taiwanese museum has been fined for preventing a woman from breastfeeding, the first such case since a law was enacted to protect the right to breastfeed in public, authorities said Tuesday.
Health Aug 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Breastfeeding is the feeding of an infant or young child with breast milk directly from human breasts rather than from a baby bottle or other container. Babies have a sucking reflex that enables them to suck and swallow milk. Most mothers can breastfeed for six months or more, without the addition of infant formula or solid food.
Human breast milk is the most healthful form of milk for human babies. There are a few exceptions, such as when the mother is taking certain drugs or is infected with tuberculosis or HIV. Breastfeeding promotes health, helps to prevent disease and reduces health care and feeding costs. In both developing and developed countries, artificial feeding is associated with more deaths from diarrhea in infants. Experts agree that breastfeeding is beneficial, but may disagree about the length of breastfeeding that is most beneficial, and about the risks of using artificial formulas.
Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and then supplemented breastfeeding for up to one (AAP) or two years or more (WHO). Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life "provides continuing protection against diarrhea and respiratory tract infection" that are more common in babies fed formula. The WHO and AAP both stress the value of breastfeeding for mothers and children. While recognizing the superiority of breastfeeding, regulating authorities also work to minimize the risks of artificial feeding.
According to a WHO 2001 report, alternatives to breastfeeding include:
The acceptability of breastfeeding in public varies by culture and country. In Western culture, though most approve of breastfeeding, some mothers may be reluctant to do so out of fear of public opinion.
For more information about Breastfeeding, read the full article at
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