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Nutrition protects against the impact of stress on the brain in early life

Young mice that grow up in stressful circumstances go on to have fewer cognitive-impairments and memory problems as adults if they are ...

Post breastfeeding tissue remodelling explained by new research

•Milk-producing cells are cannibalised by other cells after breastfeeding ends •May also be a role for Rac1 in breast cancer ...

Breast Cancer Mortality Lower in Women Who Breastfeed

New Rochelle, NY — A new study of women 20 years after undergoing surgery for primary breast cancer shows that breastfeeding for longer than 6 ... Full story

Breastfeeding twice as likely after home births than hospital births

Study may provide important clues to help improve Ireland’s low breastfeeding rates. ... Full story

Babies Fed Directly from Breast May Be at Less Risk for Ear Infections

Breast milk may also thwart diarrhea in first 12 months of life ... Full story

As exposure to chemical rises, so does risk of ending breastfeeding early

In a new study of hundreds of Cincinnati moms, higher levels of exposure to the common industrial chemical PFOA were linked to a greater likelihood of ending breastfeeding by three months. ... Full story

Breast milk linked to significant early brain growth in preemies

Preemies fed mostly breast milk had larger brains by their due dates than those who consumed small amounts or none ... Full story

Research reveals a new secret to the miracle of breast milk

One of the secrets to rich milk production in lactation has been uncovered by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Their studies have revealed that breast cells develop two nuclei as the breast switches on lactation to nurture the newborn. ... Full story

Breastfeeding, vaccinations help reduce ear infection rates in babies

GALVESTON, Texas – In what would be considered good news for many parents a new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston finds the rates of ear infections during a baby’s first year have declined; the investigators suggested that higher rates of breastfeeding, use of vaccinations and lower rates of smoking may be the major contributors. ... Full story

Baby of the family most likely to miss out on breast

A woman’s education level and the number of children she has affects breast feeding, with the “baby of the family” most likely to miss out, University of Queensland research shows. ... Full story

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