Breast-Feeding News

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Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom

Study finds the longer a woman does it, the lower her risk drops

Most Mothers Have Been Victims of 'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds

Criticism of parenting skills usually comes from family members, on topics from discipline to diet

Breast-Feeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section

Study authors say finding provides another good reason to encourage women to nurse

Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk Safely

How, where and when to store it

Another Reason to Breast-Feed: It's Good for Baby's Belly

30 percent of beneficial bacteria in infants' intestinal tract comes from breast milk, study finds

Breast-Feeding Success Hinges on Support for Mom, Baby

Limiting visitors early on and relying on the help of a lactation expert can get mothers off to a good start

Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers

But study suggests that children who were nursed may be less hyperactive at age 3

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Does breast feeding lower the risk of hyperactivity in children?

Most Cow's Milk Baby Formulas Don't Up Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

But one type of formula may be linked to greater chances if given in week 1, study suggests

Used Safely, Donor Breast Milk Can Help Preemie Babies

But pediatricians' group warns against informal 'milk-sharing' or buying it online

Are Catholic Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed?

Study suggests that possibility, review authors say, but more research needed to confirm findings

Doctors Should Promote Breast-Feeding to Patients: Panel

Education, practical help urged by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies

Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk

Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies get only breast milk for the first 6 months of life

Breast-Fed Preemies Do Better on Skills Tests: Study

Research points up the need to support new mothers' efforts to breast-feed

Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'

C-section birth may also diminish diversity of these colonies of helpful microbes, study shows

Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study

Improvements seen in function and size 20 years later

Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits

Infants given the drugs were prone to infections and obesity in childhood, researchers say

Breast Milk Best From the Breast?

Babies were more likely to get ear infections if they were fed pumped milk, study found

Working Moms and Breastfeeding

The number of hours a new mother works significantly affects her breastfeeding decisions, new study finds.

When New Moms Work Longer Hours, Breast-Feeding Takes a Back Seat

Study found little change at 20 hours a week or less, but full-time employment was a different story

Preemies' Brains Get Boost From Breast Milk

MRI scans found infants who drank more of it had more brain tissue, study found

More Hospitals Offer Donor Breast Milk to Help Preemie Babies

Practice may boost breast-feeding, reduce dangerous gut infections, study says

Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study

Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

Obstetricians' Group Urges Docs to Help Support Breast-Feeding

Physicians can be resource for new moms, says American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Infant Delivery and Feeding Methods Can Affect Gut Composition

Study shows vaginal birth and breast-feeding create different intestinal bacteria from C-section and formula

Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Some Women

Study looked at moms who had already diabetes in pregnancy

Breastfeeding and Eyesight

Breastfeeding may help prevent common eye disease in preterm infants, study finds.

Breast-Feeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Preemie Eye Problem

Exclusive use of human milk lowers odds of potentially blinding condition by 75 percent, study suggests

Breast-Feeding May Not Help Prevent Allergies in Kids, Study Claims

But at least one pediatrician is skeptical of the finding, and urges mothers to breast-feed

Breastfeeding and Allergy Protection

Breastfeeding may not reduce the risk of allergies in babies, new study finds.

Health Tip: Avoid Back Pain While Feeding Baby

Put less pressure on your spine

Breast-Feeding May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study

Researchers call for removing obstacles to breast-feeding in home, community and workplace

Breast Milk Makeup May Influence Child's Later Weight, Study Says

Naturally occurring complex carbohydrates could play a role in obesity

Many New Moms Still Lack Breast-Feeding Support at Work

Study finds less than half of workplaces have private space or enough break time to express milk

Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC

Still, nearly 4 million babies are born each year in U.S., but only 14 percent in 'baby-friendly' hospitals

More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers

These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds

Breast-Feeding Tied to Better Emotion Perception in Some Infants

Those at risk for autism showed more social development in small study, but experts said more research is needed

Women Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse: Study

But protective effect seems to last only about as long as exclusive nursing does

Breast-Feeding May Pass Common Chemical to Baby, Study Shows

And PFASs appear to lower effectiveness of some childhood vaccinations, researchers add

New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

Health Tip: When Your Newborn Wants to Eat

Learn signs that it's time for a feeding

Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age

But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms, Too

How it may boost maternal health

Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits, Study Suggests

But kids also had fewer 'misaligned' teeth if they reduced pacifier use, researchers say

Breastfeeding and Dental Health

Breastfeeding may reduce the risk of common dental problems in children, new study finds.

Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study

It's one more potential benefit for breast-fed babies, research suggests

Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula

But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts