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Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds

But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings

In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

Strongest factors included eating more fruits and veggies, maintaining normal weight before diagnosis

Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds

Their eating timetable affects release date from hospital

Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered

Survey shows few ask about health of donor, discuss option with doctor

Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study

Strongest benefit seen in most common types of tumors, researchers say

For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two

U.S. health officials outline a healthy meal plan

Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds

Untested samples may also harbor bacteria, viruses, experts say

Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness

It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds

Breast-Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults, Study Suggests

But many factors determine IQ, not just mother's milk, experts note

When Babies Spit Up, Don't Panic

Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry

Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System

Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

Exclusive Breast-Feeding May Ease Transition to Solid Food

Formula appears to change composition of gut bacteria, researchers say

Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity

Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight

Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes

Potential benefits for both mom and baby

Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds

Breast-feeding, waiting to introduce foods with gluten didn't prevent autoimmune disorder

Health Tip: Curbing Nighttime Nursing

Feed baby more during the day

Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women

Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds

CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

Breast Milk May Protect Against Deadly Newborn Disease

Contains a protein, not found in formula, that helps prevent gastrointestinal damage, researchers say

Tips for Keeping Breast-Feeding Goals on Track

New moms can use encouragement, support, expert says

Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds

Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found

Health Tip: Get the Right Nutrients While Nursing

Beef up your diet for baby's health

Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests

Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans

Study found moms who returned to part-time work were better able to meet their goals

Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish

Choose types lower in mercury, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, FDA and EPA say

Surgery Isn't Only Option for Women With Ovarian Cancer Genes

Breast-feeding, birth control pills and getting fallopian tubes tied may also cut cancer risk, study finds

'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity

Experts say they're safer than online milk-sharing sources

Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood

Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems

TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity: Study

Practices that foster weight gain are common among U.S. parents, researchers say

Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later

Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

Breast-Feeding Might Reduce Moms' Odds of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study in China finds risk cut nearly in half after nursing

Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies

Study also found waiting until 17 weeks to introduce solids is key

Bottle-Feeding May Raise Risk of Stomach Obstruction in Infants

Study also found older age of mother increased chances of serious condition

Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study

Nearly three-quarters of samples from an Internet milk-sharing site contained microbes that could make a baby sick

Children of Teen Mothers Don't Have Mental Disadvantage, Study Suggests

But language delay was noted in kids born to youngest moms

Breast-Feeding After Implants Won't Cause Sagging, Study Finds

Any changes result from pregnancy, not nursing, doctors say

Probiotics Not Shown to Soothe Babies' Colic, Review Finds

Experts say parents should check with doctors for excessive crying, fussiness

Mexican Women's Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Breast-Feeding?

Having more than 3 children also appeared to raise risk for aggressive breast disease, study suggests

Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy May Affect Infants' Fine Motor Skills

Study did not find similar link when babies were exposed through breast-feeding

Bed-Sharing With Babies Tied to More Breast-Feeding

But suffocation risk outweighs benefit of moms sleeping with infants, experts say

Breast-Feeding Problems Common for First-Time Moms

They need support after hospital discharge, study recommends

Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says

Mothers may be able to take needed drugs while nursing

Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby

Study found same beneficial strains in the guts of mother and child, as well as in breast milk

Breast-Feeding May Protect Some Women Against Breast Cancer

Study found tumors were discovered later in life in nonsmoking patients who breast-fed longer than six months

Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity

Large Japanese study looked at schoolchildren aged 7 and 8

Health Tip: Got Enough Breast Milk?

Suggestions to help boost supply

Mother's Personality Influences Breast-Feeding Decision, Study Finds

Introverted, anxious moms may need extra support, researcher says

Most U.S. Babies Are Now Breast-Fed, CDC Says

Rate of infants who were ever breast-fed rose to 77 percent by 2010, report shows