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Milk protein comparison unveils nutritional gems for developing babies

The study revealed the first comprehensive macaque milk proteome and newly identified 524 human milk proteins. (UC Davis photo) ...

Can Breastfeeding Women Have Menopause-Like Symptoms?

New Rochelle, NY - After giving birth, a woman’s estrogen levels drop to lower than usual levels, and while they return to ...

Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelled

Scientists have discovered that human breast milk forms into highly organised structures during digestion in the body. ... Full story

Understanding experiences of breastfeeding in the UK

Most mothers in the UK report that they stopped breastfeeding sooner than they wanted to. Why is this the case? What are women's experiences of breastfeeding in the contemporary UK, and how are these experiences shaping decisions about how long to continue? ... Full story

Baby formula poses higher arsenic risk to newborns than breast milk, Dartmouth study shows

In the first U.S. study of urinary arsenic in babies, Dartmouth College researchers found that formula-fed infants had higher arsenic levels than breast-fed infants, and that breast milk itself contained very low arsenic concentrations. ... Full story

Study: Formula Poses Greater Arsenic Risk Than Breast Milk

In the first U.S. study of urinary arsenic in babies, Dartmouth researchers found that formula-fed infants had higher arsenic levels than breast-fed infants, and that breast milk itself contained very low arsenic concentrations. ... Full story

Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food

A close examination of gut bacteria reveals that exclusively breastfed babies are better equipped for the transition to solids and potentially an early life with fewer stomach woes ... Full story

New Notre Dame study examines prenatal investments, breastfeeding and birth order

Many mothers can relate to the experience of having hundreds of pictures of their first-born child, but far fewer of their younger children. ... Full story

Emory University Hospital Midtown receives Baby-Friendly Hospital designation for setting standards for breastfeeding

Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM) has been officially designated a Baby-Friendly Hospital after meeting criteria for exceptional breastfeeding support for both mother and infant in the maternity setting. EUHM is only one of two hospitals in the state of Georgia to have the Baby-Friendly designation. ... Full story

Recommendations Against Mother-Infant Bedsharing Interfere with Breastfeeding

New Rochelle, NY —Recommendations by physician groups to avoid bedsharing among mothers and their babies are intended to reduce sleep-related infant deaths. But evidence suggests that the risks of bedsharing have been over-emphasized, advice never to bedshare is unrealistic, and avoiding bedsharing may interfere with breastfeeding, according to an article in Breastfeeding Medicine, the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. ... Full story

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