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Topic: Breast-Feeding



Many New Moms Still Lack Breast-Feeding Support at Work
Study finds less than half of workplaces have private space or enough break time to express milk



Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC
Still, nearly 4 million babies are born each year in U.S., but only 14 percent in 'baby-friendly' hospitals



More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers
These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds



Breast-Feeding Tied to Better Emotion Perception in Some Infants
Those at risk for autism showed more social development in small study, but experts said more research is needed



Women Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse: Study
But protective effect seems to last only about as long as exclusive nursing does



Breast-Feeding May Pass Common Chemical to Baby, Study Shows
And PFASs appear to lower effectiveness of some childhood vaccinations, researchers add



New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study
Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding



Health Tip: When Your Newborn Wants to Eat
Learn signs that it's time for a feeding



Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age
But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age



Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms, Too
How it may boost maternal health



Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits, Study Suggests
But kids also had fewer 'misaligned' teeth if they reduced pacifier use, researchers say



Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study
It's one more potential benefit for breast-fed babies, research suggests



Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula
But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts



Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds
But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say



New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings
In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk



Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival
Strongest factors included eating more fruits and veggies, maintaining normal weight before diagnosis



Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds
Their eating timetable affects release date from hospital



Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered
Survey shows few ask about health of donor, discuss option with doctor



Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study
Strongest benefit seen in most common types of tumors, researchers say



For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two
U.S. health officials outline a healthy meal plan



Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds
Untested samples may also harbor bacteria, viruses, experts say



Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness
It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds



Breast-Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults, Study Suggests
But many factors determine IQ, not just mother's milk, experts note



When Babies Spit Up, Don't Panic
Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry



Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System
Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report



Exclusive Breast-Feeding May Ease Transition to Solid Food
Formula appears to change composition of gut bacteria, researchers say



Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity
Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight



Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes
Potential benefits for both mom and baby



Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds
Breast-feeding, waiting to introduce foods with gluten didn't prevent autoimmune disorder



Health Tip: Curbing Nighttime Nursing
Feed baby more during the day



Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women
Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say



Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds
CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus



Breast Milk May Protect Against Deadly Newborn Disease
Contains a protein, not found in formula, that helps prevent gastrointestinal damage, researchers say



Tips for Keeping Breast-Feeding Goals on Track
New moms can use encouragement, support, expert says



Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds
Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found



Health Tip: Get the Right Nutrients While Nursing
Beef up your diet for baby's health



Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests
Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds



Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans
Study found moms who returned to part-time work were better able to meet their goals



Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish
Choose types lower in mercury, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, FDA and EPA say



Surgery Isn't Only Option for Women With Ovarian Cancer Genes
Breast-feeding, birth control pills and getting fallopian tubes tied may also cut cancer risk, study finds



'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity
Experts say they're safer than online milk-sharing sources



Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems



TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity: Study
Practices that foster weight gain are common among U.S. parents, researchers say



Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later
Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home



Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced RA Risk in Chinese Women
Longer duration of breastfeeding associated with lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis



Breast-Feeding Might Reduce Moms' Odds of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Study in China finds risk cut nearly in half after nursing



Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies
Study also found waiting until 17 weeks to introduce solids is key



Study Supports AAP Allergy Prevention Recommendations
Delay of solid foods, continuation of breastfeeding during intro of solids linked with fewer food allergies



Poor Coverage of Breastfeeding Found at First Prenatal Visit
Discussions about breastfeeding infrequent and brief



Online Breast Milk Exchange Announces Policy Changes
Group plans to halt informal 'mother to mother' milk sharing



Bottle Feeding Ups Risk of Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
Association does not differ by sex, maternal smoking, but is modified by maternal age, parity



Bottle-Feeding May Raise Risk of Stomach Obstruction in Infants
Study also found older age of mother increased chances of serious condition



Internet-Purchased Human Milk Often Has High Bacterial Growth
High overall bacterial growth and frequent contamination with pathogenic bacteria



Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study
Nearly three-quarters of samples from an Internet milk-sharing site contained microbes that could make a baby sick



Children of Teen Mothers Don't Have Mental Disadvantage, Study Suggests
But language delay was noted in kids born to youngest moms



Breast-Feeding After Implants Won't Cause Sagging, Study Finds
Any changes result from pregnancy, not nursing, doctors say



ASPS: Breastfeeding After Implants Won't Cause Sagging
Changes in breast measurements are caused by pregnancy itself



Probiotics Not Shown to Soothe Babies' Colic, Review Finds
Experts say parents should check with doctors for excessive crying, fussiness



Delayed Gluten Introduction Linked to Increased Celiac Risk
Breastfeeding for more than 12 months also associated with modest increase in risk



Mexican Women's Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Breast-Feeding?
Having more than 3 children also appeared to raise risk for aggressive breast disease, study suggests



Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy May Affect Infants' Fine Motor Skills
Study did not find similar link when babies were exposed through breast-feeding



Mother-Infant Bedsharing Promotes Breastfeeding
However, increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome linked to bedsharing must be considered



Bed-Sharing With Babies Tied to More Breast-Feeding
But suffocation risk outweighs benefit of moms sleeping with infants, experts say



Breastfeeding Concerns Prevalent Among New Mothers
Concerns significantly associated with increased risk of stopping breastfeeding, using formula



Breast-Feeding Problems Common for First-Time Moms
They need support after hospital discharge, study recommends



Health Tip: Help Prevent Clogged Milk Ducts
Don't wear tight clothing



Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says
Mothers may be able to take needed drugs while nursing



Most Drugs Safe to Take While Breastfeeding
New guidelines discuss safety of various classes of medications



Obligate Anaerobes Can Be Transferred Via Breastfeeding
Identification of viable strain of Bifidobacterium breve in breast milk, maternal, and neonatal feces



Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby
Study found same beneficial strains in the guts of mother and child, as well as in breast milk



Breast-Feeding May Protect Some Women Against Breast Cancer
Study found tumors were discovered later in life in nonsmoking patients who breast-fed longer than six months



Breastfeeding May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Nonsmokers
Later breast cancer diagnosis for nonsmoking females who breastfeed for more than six months



Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity
Large Japanese study looked at schoolchildren aged 7 and 8



Health Tip: Got Enough Breast Milk?
Suggestions to help boost supply



Multidisciplinary Plan Needed to Meet Breastfeeding Goals
ACOG calls for education, multidisciplinary team to reach underserved populations, in particular



Mother's Personality Influences Breast-Feeding Decision, Study Finds
Introverted, anxious moms may need extra support, researcher says



CDC: Breastfeeding Rates Increasing in United States
Seventy-seven percent of infants begin breastfeeding; rates up at six and 12 months



Most U.S. Babies Are Now Breast-Fed, CDC Says
Rate of infants who were ever breast-fed rose to 77 percent by 2010, report shows



Breastfeeding Duration Linked to Intelligence in Childhood
After adjustment, breastfeeding linked to better receptive language at age 3; intelligence at age 7



Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child, Study Suggests
Benefits for children seen at 3 years, 7 years



Breastfeeding Lowers Odds of Maternal High Blood Pressure
The odds of high blood pressure were lower with longer breastfeeding durations



Solid Food Timing for Babies Tied to Diabetes Risk
Study found ages 4 to 5 months safest for introducing solids to infants at higher risk for type 1 disease



Breast Milk Supply May Be Linked to Insulin Production: Study
Findings could have implications for prediabetic mothers, researchers say



Are Breast-fed Kids More Upwardly Mobile?
British study says yes, 24% of kids who were consistently breast-fed attained higher social class than parents



Quicker Infant Growth Tied to Higher IQ Later
But difference in scores was fairly small in study of full-term babies



Iodine Supplements May Be Too Much of a Good Thing
Avoid excessively high doses, thyroid experts warn



More Evidence Shows Breast-Feeding Helps Babies' Brains
MRI study showed increased growth in areas related to language, emotional function, motor skills



Hurricane Readiness Tips for Pregnant Women
Planning ahead can reduce some of the stress in storm situations, New Orleans expert says



Low Breast-Feeding Rate Linked to Early Deaths, Illnesses: Study
Cost to U.S. is $17 billion a year, researchers say, but experts question findings



Infant Care May Help Explain Race-Linked Obesity Gap
Black, Hispanic infants in study had solid foods sooner, more sugary drinks, less sleep



A Little Formula Might Help Breast-Feeding for Some Babies
Early study looked at newborns who were losing weight



Study Looks at Vitamin D Needs in Breast-Fed Babies
Supplements helped infants meet recommended blood levels to support bone health



Breast-Fed Kids May Have Low Iron Levels, Study Finds
Complementary foods should include iron-rich items, experts say



Longer Breastfeeding Duration Boosts Risk of Iron Deficiency
Each additional month is linked to a 4.8 percent increase in odds of lower serum ferritin



How to Prevent, Treat Diaper Rash
Excessive moisture, lotions and wipes can irritate a newborn's skin



Breastfeeding Does Not Reduce Obesity Risk at Age 11.5
Promotion of breastfeeding linked to increased duration and exclusivity; does not prevent obesity



Breast-Feeding Won't Prevent Pre-Teen Obesity, Study Finds
Nursing exclusively has no effect on later weight, but many other benefits exist



Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy
Study found nearly 1 in 5 women has postpartum anxiety, but it fades fairly quickly



Postpartum Anxiety More Common Than Depression
Anxiety more common through six months postpartum; linked to reduced breastfeeding



Most Moms Stop Breastfeeding Earlier Than They Desire
Chief reasons cited are concerns over maternal, child health or processes tied to breastfeeding



Early Exposure to Gluten May Help Babies Avoid Celiac Risk: Study
Swedish experts say introducing grain-based foods at 4 months, while still breast-feeding, may cut risk