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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 ...

Breast milk calcium mystery revealed

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

Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalent in Breastfeeding Arab Women and Infants

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

Study Shows How Breast Milk Protects Against Severe Intestinal Disease in Preemies

The immune-boosting properties of breast milk have long been known. Now a team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins pediatric surgeon-in-chief David Hackam, M.D., Ph.D., says experiments in mice reveal how breast milk works to ward off the development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating intestinal disorder that affects 12 percent of premature babies and claims the lives of one in four of those who have it. ... Full story

Too Few Minority Women Breastfeed—Can Ob/Gyns Change Their Minds?

New Rochelle, NY - Obstetricians and gynecologists have a unique opportunity to educate and encourage minority women to nurse their infants to help reduce persistent racial and ethnic disparities in breastfeeding. As part of prenatal care, ob/gyns should promote the known health benefits of breastfeeding and help identify potential barriers their minority patients may face, according to an article in Breastfeeding Medicine, the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Breastfeeding Medicine website until May 14, 2015. ... Full story

Milk protein comparison unveils nutritional gems for developing babies

The study revealed the first comprehensive macaque milk proteome and newly identified 524 human milk proteins. (UC Davis photo) ... Full story

Can Breastfeeding Women Have Menopause-Like Symptoms?

New Rochelle, NY - After giving birth, a woman’s estrogen levels drop to lower than usual levels, and while they return to the normal range relatively quickly among women who are not breastfeeding, this hypoestrogenic state may continue in lactating women and cause menopause-like symptoms. ... Full story

Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelled

Scientists have discovered that human breast milk forms into highly organised structures during digestion in the body. ... Full story

Understanding experiences of breastfeeding in the UK

Most mothers in the UK report that they stopped breastfeeding sooner than they wanted to. Why is this the case? What are women's experiences of breastfeeding in the contemporary UK, and how are these experiences shaping decisions about how long to continue? ... Full story

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 breast-fed infants, and that breast milk itself contained very low arsenic concentrations. ... Full story

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