Breast-Feeding News

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7/29/2013
Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child, Study Suggests

Benefits for children seen at 3 years, 7 years

7/9/2013
Solid Food Timing for Babies Tied to Diabetes Risk

Study found ages 4 to 5 months safest for introducing solids to infants at higher risk for type 1 disease

7/7/2013
Breast Milk Supply May Be Linked to Insulin Production: Study

Findings could have implications for prediabetic mothers, researchers say

6/25/2013
Are Breast-fed Kids More Upwardly Mobile?

British study says yes, 24% of kids who were consistently breast-fed attained higher social class than parents

6/21/2013
Quicker Infant Growth Tied to Higher IQ Later

But difference in scores was fairly small in study of full-term babies

6/12/2013
Iodine Supplements May Be Too Much of a Good Thing

Avoid excessively high doses, thyroid experts warn

6/11/2013
More Evidence Shows Breast-Feeding Helps Babies' Brains

MRI study showed increased growth in areas related to language, emotional function, motor skills

6/10/2013
Hurricane Readiness Tips for Pregnant Women

Planning ahead can reduce some of the stress in storm situations, New Orleans expert says

6/6/2013
Low Breast-Feeding Rate Linked to Early Deaths, Illnesses: Study

Cost to U.S. is $17 billion a year, researchers say, but experts question findings

6/3/2013
Infant Care May Help Explain Race-Linked Obesity Gap

Black, Hispanic infants in study had solid foods sooner, more sugary drinks, less sleep

5/13/2013
A Little Formula Might Help Breast-Feeding for Some Babies

Early study looked at newborns who were losing weight

4/30/2013
Study Looks at Vitamin D Needs in Breast-Fed Babies

Supplements helped infants meet recommended blood levels to support bone health

4/19/2013
Breast-Fed Kids May Have Low Iron Levels, Study Finds

Complementary foods should include iron-rich items, experts say

3/17/2013
How to Prevent, Treat Diaper Rash

Excessive moisture, lotions and wipes can irritate a newborn's skin

3/12/2013
Breast-Feeding Won't Prevent Pre-Teen Obesity, Study Finds

Nursing exclusively has no effect on later weight, but many other benefits exist

3/4/2013
Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy

Study found nearly 1 in 5 women has postpartum anxiety, but it fades fairly quickly

2/19/2013
Early Exposure to Gluten May Help Babies Avoid Celiac Risk: Study

Swedish experts say introducing grain-based foods at 4 months, while still breast-feeding, may cut risk

2/11/2013
C-Section, Formula May Disrupt 'Good' Gut Bacteria in Babies

But, small study did not determine effect on children's future health

2/7/2013
Breast-Feeding Still Less Common for Black Babies: CDC

Racial gap suggests need for additional, targeted support, experts say

1/21/2013
Privacy an Issue for Nursing Moms in Neonatal ICUs

Interruptions make them less willing to express breast milk, study finds

1/17/2013
Buy Breast Pumps With Caution, FDA Says

Potentially infectious particles may linger in used models

1/8/2013
Breast Milk Contains More Than 700 Bacteria Types: Study

This may play a helpful role in babies' digestion, immune systems

1/7/2013
Let Babies 'Cry It Out,' Study Suggests

Resist the urge to immediately respond to your infant's nighttime awakenings, researchers say

12/20/2012
Health Tip: Store Breast Milk Safely

Wash your hands before expressing the milk

10/18/2012
Breast-Feeding Might Cut Risk for Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer: Study

Researchers found association between time spent nursing and risk of hormone-negative tumors

10/17/2012
Study Sees Link Between Prolonged Formula Feeding, Leukemia Risk

But the research only uncovered an association, it didn't prove cause and effect

9/12/2012
U.S. Expands SIDS Prevention Effort

NIH 'Safe to Sleep' campaign now includes all sleep-related infant deaths

9/3/2012
Bottle-Feeding May Raise Baby's Risk for Intestinal Trouble

Study found chances for serious condition called pyloric stenosis increased by almost 5 times

8/31/2012
More Benefits of Breast Milk Revealed

Nursing promotes development of healthy bacteria in newborn's gut, study says

8/17/2012
Breast-Milk Compound May Shield Babies From HIV

Only 10% to 15% of breast-fed infants get virus from infected mothers, researchers say

8/13/2012
Snoring Toddlers May Have More Behavior Problems

But breast-feeding helped protect against snoring in youngsters, study found

7/23/2012
Mom's HIV Drugs May Pass to Baby in Womb, Breast-Feeding

Hair, blood samples revealed HIV-negative infants were exposed to antiretrovirals, researchers say

7/10/2012
Motherhood, Breast-Feeding May Affect Long-Term Weight

Childbearing is linked to larger size, but nursing cuts the odds, study finds

6/22/2012
Exercise Won't Affect Breast Milk, Baby's Growth: Study

But evidence is sparse and more study is needed, researchers say

6/14/2012
Human Breast Milk May Block HIV, Mouse Study Finds

Results may point to new ways to prevent transmission, researchers say

6/4/2012
Only a Third of U.S. Moms Who Plan to Breast-Feed Meet Goals

Formula-feeding at hospital is important barrier, study finds

5/30/2012
Infant 'Smarts' Similar With Different Types of Formula: Study

But breast-fed babies score slightly higher than those on soy or cow's milk formulas

5/22/2012
Health Tip: Eat a Healthy Diet When Nursing

Include drinking plenty of fluids

4/30/2012
Pacifiers Don't Discourage Breast-Feeding, Study Says

Formula feedings actually rose after 'binkies' were banned on a hospital maternity unit

3/15/2012
Many Women Say No to Breast-Feeding for 6 Months: Survey

Some report struggling with unrealistic expectations, pressures

3/13/2012
Mothers on Antidepressants Less Likely to Breast-Feed: Study

Pregnant women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may need more nursing education

3/9/2012
2/27/2012
Exclusive Breast-Feeding Best for Baby: Experts

Pediatricians reaffirm nursing's benefits for mother and child

2/16/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Breast-Feeding Enough?

Signs that baby is getting plenty to eat

2/10/2012
When Mom Has Pregnancy Diabetes, Breast-Feeding Curbs Child Obesity

Long-term study found lower BMI in children breast-fed at least 6 months

2/3/2012
Asthmatic Moms Who Breast-feed May Help Their Children's Lungs

At age 12, those kids had better lung function than formula-fed kids

2/3/2012
Health Tip: Prepare for Breast-feeding

Suggestions for getting ready

12/21/2011
Limit Cold Medications During Pregnancy, Experts Advise

Some over-the-counter drug ingredients have not been well-studied for use by pregnant women

12/2/2011
New Guidelines for Treating Psoriasis When Pregnant or Nursing

Try moisturizers, emollients before resorting to steroids, experts say

11/28/2011