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Breast-feeding good for mom’s heart health

Women who breast-feed their babies may have a slightly lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke decades later, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 290,000 women in China, those who breast-fed were 10 percent … Continue reading

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Study finds breastfeeding may help prevent multiple sclerosis

A study in the journal Neurology has found an interesting benefit from breastfeeding. Women who breastfeed longer may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis than those who don’t breast-feed or nurse for a shorter time. After studying nearly 400 women … Continue reading

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Are fish safe to eat when pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes—most fish, anyway, according to new guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The guidelines are intended to help women who are pregnant or may become pregnant – as well as breastfeeding mothers … Continue reading

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Breast feed or bottle feed? Choice can leave women feeling guilty

According to new research, the slogan “breast is best” in regards to feeding newborn babies may cause mothers who formula-feed their infants to feel guilty about it and a need to defend their actions. The researchers surveyed 890 mothers of … Continue reading

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Breast pump safety

The month of August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising new mothers to read up on safety considerations when using breast pumps. Breast pumps, which are considered medical devices and are regulated by … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding can lower mom’s diabetes risk

Women with gestational diabetes can lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes after delivery by 40% with one simple solution: breastfeeding. A team of scientists in Germany studied the metabolism of women with gestational diabetes after giving birth. They … Continue reading

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CDC says hospitals have improved in support for breastfeeding

Breastfeeding, many new mothers find out, is surprisingly difficult, especially during the first few weeks after the baby’s birth. But with the right procedures, a hospital can help new moms get a good start. Fortunately, a new Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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Conflicting advice confuses new moms

New mothers get conflicting advice from medical professionals, family members and the media when it comes to key parenting topics, a recent study found. And that advice often goes against American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for breast-feeding, vaccines, pacifier … Continue reading

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This month, help promote breastfeeding

In case it’s not marked on your calendar, August is National Breastfeeding Month. This year, the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is inviting one and all to join a variety of online actions and conversations “to raise awareness and advocate … Continue reading

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Another reason to breastfeed: mom’s cardiovascular health

Breastfeeding is well established as the best way to nourish a newborn, and it helps moms in many ways too. New research adds another possible benefit: Young women who breastfeed may have healthier-looking arteries years later, compared with those who … Continue reading

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