Breast-Feeding News

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11/22/2011
Get Rid of Bumpers, Stuffed Animals in Baby's Crib

Soft items can suffocate sleeping infants, pediatricians warn

11/18/2011
Easy-to-Treat Condition Can Disrupt Breast-Feeding

Up to 10 percent of newborns have ankyloglossia or 'tongue-tie'

11/11/2011
Exclusive Breast-Feeding Not the Norm in U.S.

Personal and societal obstacles keeping rates lower than health experts would like

11/11/2011
Seek Help for Breast-Feeding Troubles, Young Mom Advises

Woman explains how to overcome obstacles so many face

10/18/2011
Breast-Feeding, Vaccinations Lower SIDS Risk, Experts Say

Also in updated guidelines from pediatricians' group: don't use crib 'bumper pads'

9/26/2011
Breast-Feeding Boost: Fewer Hospitals Handing Out Free Formula

Study finds decline from years past but 'we have a long way to go,' advocate says

9/20/2011
Can Fatty Acids in Breast Milk or Formula Make Kids Smarter?

Studies find benefits at 14 months and about 10 years

9/20/2011
Why Many With Breast Implants Fail at Breast-Feeding

Women who think it will make their breasts look worse unlikely to nurse successfully, study says

9/7/2011
Don't Mess With a Nursing Mom!

Breast-feeding mothers will aggressively defend their young, study says

8/24/2011
Breast-Feeding Won't Prevent Kids' Eczema, Researchers Say

Babies that were exclusively breast-fed just as likely to develop common skin disorder, study finds

8/16/2011
Blacks at Higher Risk for Resistant Breast Cancer: Study

Having two or more children and not breast-feeding raises odds, researchers say

8/2/2011
Support for Breast-Feeding Found Lacking in Many U.S. Hospitals

Study found only 4% offered full range of services for new moms

7/22/2011
Breast-feeding for 6 Months or More Protects Against Asthma

Children never breast-fed are more likely to develop symptoms of the disease, study shows

7/6/2011
Breast-Feeding May Not Protect Moms Against MS Relapse

Research conflicts with previous findings suggesting fewer flare-ups while nursing

6/22/2011
Early Chemical Exposures May Affect Breast Health: Report

Scientists say common chemicals should be tested for their possible harm to milk gland development

6/13/2011
Breast-feeding May Shield Against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Study found chances of SIDS reduced most when moms breast-fed exclusively

5/31/2011
Longer Maternity Leave Ups Breast-Feeding Rates

Staying home at least 3 months makes bottle-feeding far less likely, study finds

5/10/2011
Breast-Feeding May Help Quell Behavior Problems

British study finds more conduct issues among kids who were formula-fed

5/6/2011
Few Babies in Child-Care Centers Receive Breast Milk: Study

Though most operators were comfortable storing pumped milk, only 26% provided storage

5/5/2011
Prolonged Bottle Feeding Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk: Study

Nearly one-quarter of 2-year-old bottle feeders were obese at age 5, researchers say

5/2/2011
Breast-feeding May Influence Long-Term Health: Study

Formula vs. breast-fed babies show metabolic differences in first three years of life

4/8/2011
Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk

Suggestions for safe freezing

3/30/2011
Longer Breast-Feeding May Be Key to Bigger Brains

Link applies to mammals, offering more support for the practice in humans, researchers say

3/21/2011
Health Tip: Breast-Feeding When You Have Diabetes

Avoiding low glucose becomes more challenging

2/25/2011
Breast-Feeding May Cut Obesity Risk in Kids of Diabetic Moms

Those breast-fed for at least 6 months were less likely to be overweight later, study found

1/25/2011
Breast-Feeding May Counter Some Effects of Childhood Cancer

Bones and heart are among health factors that benefit women, study finds

1/7/2011
Teens Breast-fed as Infants Have Stronger Leg Muscles

They did better on horizontal jump, 'explosive strength' tests, study finds

12/27/2010
Type of Formula May Influence Infant Weight Gain

Babies fed cow's milk-based formula gained faster, study finds

12/20/2010
Do Breast-Fed Baby Boys Grow Into Better Students?

Those nursed at least six months outscored peers at age 10, study found

12/10/2010
FDA Weighs In as Sharing of Breast Milk Booms

Opinions vary on benefits and risks of milk banks and Web-based outlets

11/29/2010
'Love Hormone' May Boost Men's Memories of Mom -- Good or Bad

Study puts brain chemical oxytocin's role in new light

11/24/2010
Women Taking Certain Epilepsy Drugs Can Safely Breast-Feed, Study Suggests

Findings could bring valuable guidance to new mothers, experts say

11/8/2010
Breast-Feeding Won't Rob Mom of Sleep: Study

Finding challenges belief that breast-feeding women get less sleep than those who formula-feed

10/20/2010
Health Tip: Before You Begin Breast-feeding

Here are suggestions to help ensure success

10/8/2010
Health Tip: When a Working Mother Breast-Feeds

Suggestions to maintain the milk supply

10/6/2010
Breast-Feeding Less Common for Black Moms

Many prefer using formula or aren't aware of nursing's benefits, study found

10/6/2010
Trans Fats While Breast-Feeding May Plump Up Baby

More research needed to see how mom's fatty diet affects infant's long-term health, study notes

9/28/2010
Breast-Feeding for 6 Months May Prevent Infant Infections

The longer a baby is exclusively breast-fed, the lower the risk, research shows

9/14/2010
U.S. Meets Initial Breast-feeding Goal, Falls Short on Others

Women need more support to make it to 6- and 12- month marks, report says

9/3/2010
Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Benefits Baby

It's been linked to fewer health problems

8/27/2010
Breast-Feeding May Lower Women's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Women who opted for the bottle had double the odds for the illness later, study found

6/16/2010
Antiretrovirals During Breast-Feeding Shield Babies From HIV, Study Shows

In sub-Saharan Africa, many avoid formula due to unsanitary water, expense, experts note

5/10/2010
Breast-Fed Babies Know When to Say When

Cues, which bottle-fed infants don't learn, seem to help later on, study suggests

5/3/2010
DHA Supplements for Mom Good for Preemies

Leads to higher levels in breast milk of fatty acid that promotes brain development, researchers find

4/5/2010
Wider Breast-Feeding Could Save Babies' Lives

It could also save U.S. $13 billion a year, study finds

3/29/2010
Black Women in U.S. Comfortable With Formula Feeding

Study suggests this may be why they are less likely to breast-feed than other women

3/26/2010
Long-Term Breast-Feeding Tied to More Aggressive Cancers

Though nursing is thought to reduce risk, more advanced tumors noted in study

3/25/2010
Black Women Least Likely to Breast-Feed in U.S.

Just over half attempt it, compared to about three-quarters of whites, Hispanics, CDC says

3/22/2010
Too Many Infants Short on Vitamin D

Most should be getting supplement to meet 400 IU daily requirement, study finds

3/18/2010