Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rooming-in, breastfeeding feasible with maternal SARS-CoV-2

(HealthDay)—For women with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, rooming-in and breastfeeding are feasible for those who can care for their infants, with postnatal transmission occurring ...

Diabetes

Breastfeeding and type 2 diabetes risk

Breastfeeding secures delivery of sugar and fat for milk production by changing the insulin sensitivity of organs that supply or demand these nutrients, a new study led by UT Southwestern scientists suggests. The findings, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO says COVID-positive mothers should breastfeed

New mothers infected with COVID-19 should generally continue breastfeeding and should not be separated from their babies, the World Health Organization said Friday, stressing that the benefits outweighed the risks.

Pediatrics

'Breast is best' push out of touch

University of Queensland researchers have discovered why only 34 per cent of mothers exclusively breastfeed to six months, despite the global push to increase rates to 50 per cent.

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