Breast-Feeding News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/4/2010
Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk

How to do it safely

1/27/2010
Antidepressants May Complicate Breast-Feeding

SSRIs appear to delay lactation in new moms, researchers find

1/3/2010
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best

Experts explore the why and wherefore of method's benefits

12/27/2009
Many Women Quit Breast-Feeding Early

Insufficient maternity leave poses a significant barrier, experts say

12/25/2009
Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes

You'll burn more calories

12/21/2009
Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart

Arteries appear to be less clogged in those who nurse infants, study finds

12/3/2009
Breast-Feeding Can Help Mom's Heart Decades Later

20-year study shows it cut risk factors linked to diabetes, cardiovascular trouble

11/6/2009
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies: Report

Nursing exclusively for six months, then with foods until at least 12 months is ideal, dietitians say

10/22/2009
Health Tip: Soothe the Pain of Breast-Feeding

Have a more comfortable experience

10/21/2009
Prolonged Use of Pacifier Linked to Speech Problems

Kids with sucking habit for more than 3 years may be at increased risk, researchers say

10/8/2009
Exercise Boosts Bone Density in Breast-Feeding Moms

Lactation depletes calcium stores, but working out can minimize risks, research shows

8/13/2009
It's Time for More Moms to Breast-Feed, U.S. Officials Say

Experts note rates are too low when benefits are so high

8/10/2009
Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Study found women with familial history of disease were protected

7/22/2009
HIV Drugs Provide Breast-Fed Babies With Some Protection

Treating infected mothers, giving meds to infant both beneficial in African study

7/14/2009
Bottle-Feeding Moms Ignored

Many feel pressured to breast-feed and ill-informed about alternative, researchers find

6/17/2009
Breast-Feeding Boosts Child's School Performance

It led to better chances of higher GPA, college attendance, study shows

6/8/2009
Breast-feeding OK for Most Moms with MS

But each woman's circumstances are different, expert cautions

4/21/2009
Breast-feeding a Boon to Mom's Heart

Nursing baby brings cardiovascular benefits decades later, study suggests

3/20/2009
Hospital Practices Influence Which Moms Will Breast-Feed

Offers of water, formula supplementation cut likelihood new mothers will achieve goals

3/5/2009
Health Tip: Why Baby Won't Breast-Feed

Here are possible explanations

2/18/2009
Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk

Here are some suggestions

2/5/2009
Health Tip: Wean Your Child From Breast-Feeding

Suggestions to ease the transition

1/26/2009
Moms Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Neglect Child

Australian researchers suggest hormone released during act reinforces maternal bond

1/18/2009
HIV Drug a Double-Edged Sword for Infants

Nevirapine protects during breast-feeding, but resistant disease can develop in first year, study shows

10/24/2008
Breast Milk Molecule Gives Mom's Immunity to Baby

Antibody pathway to mammary glands channels protection against intestinal bugs, study says

10/21/2008
Interventions to Promote Breast-Feeding Succeed

Education before and after birth helps new moms participate, task force says

10/16/2008
9/29/2008
Eating Fish, Breast-Feeding Boost Infant Development

Mom's careful choice of foods offers both physical and mental advantages, study says

9/26/2008
Babies Who Eat Fish Lower Eczema Risk

Study found doing so before 9 months decreased chances of skin condition by 25%

9/18/2008
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy

Low-cost therapy reduces threat of transfer from mother's bones to fetus or nursing infant

9/9/2008
Formula Samples Hinder Breast-Feeding Efforts

Despite recommendations from various groups, many hospitals still giving them to new moms

8/25/2008
Taking Codeine While Breast-Feeding May Harm Infant

Nervous systems of babies of women with certain genotype more affected, study finds

8/8/2008
Breast-Feeding: The Stress Buster That Lasts for Years

Researchers say mothers milk makes for even-keeled kids

8/5/2008
HIV Drug Might Spur Resistant Strains of Virus

Used during breast-feeding to prevent mom-to-baby transmission, nevirapine could have downside, study finds

7/31/2008
Health Tip: Feeding Your Baby

What the infant should eat, and how often

7/18/2008
Suckling Infant Triggers 'Trust' Hormone in Moms

Breast-feeding releases oxytocin, involved in bonding, release of milk in humans, animals

7/18/2008
Breast-Fed Babies Have Fewer GI Infections

But they're more likely to be iron-deficient, study finds

7/10/2008
Freeze-Dried Formula May Block HIV Virus in Breast Milk

Could help prevent spread of disease in developing countries, study suggests

7/7/2008
Child Care May Lead to Unwanted Weight Gain in Infants

Lack of breast-feeding and early introduction of solid foods may be to blame, study says

6/12/2008
Breast-Feeding Support Lacking at Many Hospitals, Birth Centers

CDC reports 7 southern states scored lowest, while western and New England states did best

6/4/2008
Drug Regimen Prevents AIDS Transmission Via Breast Milk

But limiting the time a mother nurses doesn't protect the baby, study finds

6/3/2008
Vitamin D Deficiency Puts 40% of U.S. Infants and Toddlers At Risk

About 12 percent already are deficient, study finds

6/2/2008
Breast-Feeding More Protective for Girls Than Boys

Practice affected need for hospitalization, study finds

5/5/2008
Breast-Feeding May Boost IQ

Study finds children who were nursed exclusively had higher test scores

4/24/2008
Health Tip: Using a Breast Pump

Suggestions from the FDA

4/23/2008
Health Tip: Why Breast-Feed?

How it may benefit baby and mom

4/17/2008
Breast-Feeding While on Seizure Meds Doesn't Harm Babies

Study finds no negative impact on children's cognitive development

3/7/2008
Bacteria Mix in Guts of Babies Predicts Obesity

Findings may explain why breast-fed infants less likely to be overweight later

2/1/2008
Health Tip: Soothing Engorged Breasts

Suggestions to ease discomfort

1/28/2008
Breast-Feeding Protected Mice From Asthma

Mothers conferred immunity to allergen; not known if findings apply to humans