Breast-Feeding News

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6/21/2017
Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom

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

6/19/2017
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

6/5/2017
Breast-Feeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section

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

5/22/2017
Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk Safely

How, where and when to store it

5/8/2017
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

4/11/2017
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

3/27/2017
Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers

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

3/27/2017
Benefits of Breastfeeding

Does breast feeding lower the risk of hyperactivity in children?

1/19/2017
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

12/19/2016
Used Safely, Donor Breast Milk Can Help Preemie Babies

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

12/6/2016
Are Catholic Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed?

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

10/25/2016
Doctors Should Promote Breast-Feeding to Patients: Panel

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

10/14/2016
Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies

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

9/11/2016
What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk

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

8/23/2016
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

8/3/2016
Breast-Fed Preemies Do Better on Skills Tests: Study

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

6/15/2016
Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'

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

6/14/2016
Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study

Improvements seen in function and size 20 years later

6/13/2016
Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits

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

5/26/2016
Breast Milk Best From the Breast?

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

5/16/2016
Working Moms and Breastfeeding

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

5/16/2016
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

5/3/2016
Preemies' Brains Get Boost From Breast Milk

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

4/29/2016
2/22/2016
More Hospitals Offer Donor Breast Milk to Help Preemie Babies

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

1/29/2016
Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study

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

1/25/2016
Obstetricians' Group Urges Docs to Help Support Breast-Feeding

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

1/11/2016
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

11/23/2015
Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Some Women

Study looked at moms who had already diabetes in pregnancy

11/16/2015
Breastfeeding and Eyesight

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

11/16/2015
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

11/5/2015
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

11/5/2015
Breastfeeding and Allergy Protection

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

11/3/2015
Health Tip: Avoid Back Pain While Feeding Baby

Put less pressure on your spine

10/30/2015
Breast-Feeding May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study

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

10/28/2015
Breast Milk Makeup May Influence Child's Later Weight, Study Says

Naturally occurring complex carbohydrates could play a role in obesity

10/14/2015
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

10/6/2015
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

9/18/2015
More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers

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

9/14/2015
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

8/31/2015
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

8/21/2015
Breast-Feeding May Pass Common Chemical to Baby, Study Shows

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

7/27/2015
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

7/14/2015
Health Tip: When Your Newborn Wants to Eat

Learn signs that it's time for a feeding

7/8/2015
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

6/17/2015
Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms, Too

How it may boost maternal health

6/15/2015
Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits, Study Suggests

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

6/15/2015
Breastfeeding and Dental Health

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

6/1/2015
Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study

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

5/26/2015
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