Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals breastfeeding could protect babies from malaria

In a world first, researchers from The University of Western Australia have taken the first step towards understanding whether it may be possible for breastfeeding mothers to naturally vaccinate their babies against malaria—one ...

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Should infants be separated from COVID-19-positive mothers?

In a new commentary, Alison Stuebe, MD, President of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, addresses the risks and benefits of separating infants from COVID-19-positive mothers following birth. Although multiple public health ...

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