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Breastfeeding—for mom’s health

“Breast is best” for your baby’s health—that’s widely known. But two new studies provide evidence that breastfeeding is also beneficial to the mom’s own well being. The first, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, reveals that breastfeeding is … Continue reading

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Online breast milk may not be pure

Parents who buy breast milk online may not always get 100 percent human milk. A new study from the journal Pediatrics found about 10 percent of samples tested were contaminated with cow’s milk. “Human milk may be purposely ‘topped off’ … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding longer linked to intelligence, earnings

Want your child to be smarter, better educated and more financially successful? Then breastfeed him or her longer. A new study suggests that prolonged breastfeeding can lead to increased educational attainment and income. The study, published in The Lancet Global Health, … Continue reading

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Longer breastfeeding may help prevent obesity

For babies at high risk for obesity, the longer they breastfeed, the less likely they may be to become overweight, a new study in the January 2015 issue of Pediatrics suggests. Researchers at Cornell University followed 595 children from birth to … Continue reading

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Skin contact aids breastfeeding

New moms know that breastfeeding isn’t easy, especially with babies delivered by cesarean section. But research during the past 30 years has found one way to help. Skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns immediately after birth aids breastfeeding in several … Continue reading

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Should you sleep with your baby?

Two organizations weigh in with different verdicts: No: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission strongly recommend against bed-sharing with an infant, defined as sleeping on the same surface as an infant, such as … Continue reading

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Travel alert for new moms

Millions of us will be traveling over the holidays, and for new moms who are breastfeeding, that can pose a challenge. A study of 100 U.S. airports found that few provided a suitably equipped, private lactation room, even though most … Continue reading

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A new approach to breastfeeding

Research continually proves that breastfeeding is best for both newborns and their moms. But researchers at the University of California San Francisco recently found that giving small amounts of formula—a practice known as early limited formula, or ELF—in  the first … Continue reading

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