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Proof that antidepressants and breastfeeding can mix

University of Adelaide researchers have found that women on antidepressant medication are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they keep taking ...

A passport to pregnancy

By Geoff Koehler - No one looking at Natasha James would consider her part of an older generation. ...

Which Interventions Are Most Effective to Promote Exclusive Breastfeeding?

New Rochelle, NY —Only about 37% of babies around the world are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The benefits of breastfeeding for both infants and mothers are well-established. ... Full story

Study shows why breastfed babies are so smart

Two parenting skills deserve the credit ... Full story

Uninsured parents don’t take breastfeeding classes, even though breast is best

Only 12 percent without coverage take classes; suggests more breastfeeding support needed, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health ... Full story

Breast-feeding Benefits Appear to be Overstated, According to Study of Siblings

Advantages of women who choose breast-feeding likely bias findings in previous research ... Full story

In-hospital formula use deters breastfeeding

Mothers who expressed a strong intent to breastfeed did so far less when their babies received formula ... Full story

Early parenting routines may harm breastfeeding

New collaborative research between Newcastle and Swansea University indicates that mothers who choose to follow strict parenting routines for sleep and feeding in early infancy are less likely to breastfeed their baby or to stop in the first few weeks. ... Full story

Making breastfeeding less difficult

by Miranda Buck and Lisa Amir - Niles Newton’s studies of breastfeeding problems in new mothers back in the 1950s found that 80 per cent of women experienced sore nipples, which doesn’t seem surprising when it was common practice to rub alcohol on nipples. ... Full story

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine urges AAP to end formula marketing partnership

New Rochelle, NY —The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine today asked the American Academy of Pediatrics to end its formula marketing relationship with Mead Johnson. ... Full story

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