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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 ...

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

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

Conditionally essential long chain fatty acids in early life

Fats are essential constituents of breast milk. They supply the infant with energy, and are also essential for growth and development. Some fatty acids, key components of dietary fats, play an important role in a child’s development, even if present in very small amounts. These fats are currently declared on infant formula labelling in Europe as LCP’s (long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids). ... Full story

Mutation in zinc transport protein may inhibit successful breast-feeding

By Victoria M. Indivero - HERSHEY, Pa. -- Zinc plays an important role in a woman's ability to successfully breast-feed her child, according to health researchers. ... Full story

Adult craze for purchasing human breast milk online poses serious health risks

The recent craze for human breast milk amongst certain fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers is potentially dangerous – according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London and published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. ... Full story

Has Breast Milk Become an Internet Commodity, and Not Just for Infants?

New Rochelle, NY—The practice of breast milk sharing among mothers has evolved into an Internet-based marketplace in which this valuable commodity is being bought and sold not only to feed babies, but as a “natural superfood” for body builders and athletes. ... Full story

Carotenoid levels in breast milk vary by country, diet

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University-led analysis of breast milk concludes that levels of health-promoting compounds known as carotenoids differ by country, with the U.S. lagging behind China and Mexico, a reflection of regional dietary habits. ... Full story

Breastfeeding protects against environmental pollution

A piece of research by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country analyses the effects of PM2.5 pollution particle matter and NO2 in pregnant women and their offspring ... Full story

Breast milk calcium mystery revealed

UQ researchers have discovered how calcium is transferred into mother’s milk. ... Full story

Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalent in Breastfeeding Arab Women and Infants

Physician Calls for Supplementation Beginning in Pregnancy ... Full story

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