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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 ...

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 ...

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

UTHealth researchers study use of probiotic for colic in breast-fed babies

HOUSTON – Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are investigating whether a probiotic might be helpful in reducing gut inflammation in breast-fed infants with colic. ... Full story

Controversial medication has benefits for breastfeeding

A controversial medication used by breastfeeding women should not be restricted in Australia because of the benefits it offers mothers and their babies, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide. ... Full story

Researcher acknowledged for taking a stand on poor health habits

A University of Queensland researcher taking a stand for office workers has been recognised for work that is influencing public health guidelines in Australia, the UK and the US. ... Full story

Final test results negative for Ebola in hospitalized patient

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - The patient who was transported to Duke University Hospital on November 2 with a reported fever and a travel history to West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a confirmatory lab test. As a result, txhe patient is considered to be free of the virus. ... Full story

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