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Hospital Support for Breastfeeding

Hospitals play a vital role in supporting moms to breastfeed, and that support has improved. The percentage of US hospitals using a ...

Breastfeeding Support Improves in Many U.S. Hospitals

More hospitals are using a majority of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding ...

Researchers propose 'breastsleeping' as a new word and concept

As far as titles in academic journals go, it’s quite the attention-getter. “There is no such thing as infant sleep, there is no such thing as breastfeeding, there is only breastsleeping,” reads the title of a new peer-reviewed commentary piece by University of Notre Dame anthropologists James McKenna and Lee Gettler that appears in the prestigious European journal Acta Paediatrica. ... Full story

Unique reaction underpins why breast is best for baby

Dangerous bacteria in babies can be held at bay by a unique chemical reaction that occurs between breastmilk and baby saliva, a University of Queensland breakthrough study has shown. ... Full story

A study proves that a hormonal factor, present in breast milk, plays a key role in regulating newborn metabolism

A scientific team led by Francesc Villarroya, professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Barcelona (UB), together with the Biomedical Research Networking Centres on Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition (CIBERobn) and the Danone Institute, has proved that a compound found in breast milk, named fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), plays a key role in neonatal nutrient absorption and intestinal function. FGF21 also contributes to improve newborn growth and metabolic profile. ... Full story

World Hepatitis Summit harnesses global momentum to eliminate viral hepatitis

GLASGOW - Participants at the first-ever World Hepatitis Summit will urge countries to develop national programmes that can ultimately eliminate viral hepatitis as a problem of public health concern. ... Full story

Breastfeeding may expose infants to toxic chemicals

Boston, MA ─ A widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and interference with immune function—perfluorinated alkylate substances, or PFASs—appears to build up in infants by 20%–30% for each month they’re breastfed, according to a new study co-authored by experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. ... Full story

Breastfeeding could reduce common infections among Indigenous infants, according to new study

By Leslie Shepherd - Promoting breastfeeding could lead to a substantial reduction in common infections and even deaths that are more common in Indigenous infants than non-Indigenous infants, a new study suggests. ... Full story

WSU researchers find U.S. breast milk is glyphosate free

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences ... Full story

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