What are the Risks Associated with Formula Feeding? A Re-Analysis and Review www3.interscience.wiley.com Background: Most infant feeding studies present infant formula use as “standard” practice, supporting perceptions of formula feeding as normative and hindering translation of current research into counseling messages supportive of exclusive breastfeeding… The Risks of Not Breastfeeding for Mothers and Infants www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov […]
Pain relief ‘doesn’t lead to more satisfying births’ – The Irish Times – Tue, Feb 02, 2010 www.irishtimes.com (subscription required) Despite fewer epidurals, the majority of women in midwife-led units were happy with their pain relief Are we using our brains when it comes to epidurals? | PhD in Parenting www.phdinparenting.com A 2009 study called […]
Tool Kit banthebags.org Moving formula marketing out of hospitals requires a culture change. Many doctors and nurses enjoy giving patients a “free gift,” and don’t appreciate the hidden costs associated with marketing strategies… How to report unethical promotion of formula, bottles and other breastmilk substitutes www.phdinparenting.com The continued marketing of formula, bottles, pacifiers, or complimentary […]
The Business Case For Breastfeeding – Steps For Creating A Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite www.womenshealth.gov The Business Case for Breastfeeding is a comprehensive program designed to educate employers about the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace. The program highlights how such support contributes to the success of the entire business.
International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. IBFAN (The International Baby Food Action Network) works to achieve universal implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent, relevant Resolutions of the World Health Assembly and to encourage all appropriate parties to abide by them. If you ever have the chance to go […]
Breastfeeding Protects Against Rotavirus Diarrhea MORE Than Vaccination www.drmomma.org Exclusive breastfeeding reduces Rotavirus diarrhea in Brazil by 90% vs. a 40% reduction in Rotavirus diarrhea by vaccination in Mexico. The studies discussed in the article above: Gulland A. Rotavirus vaccine cuts deaths of Mexican babies from diarrhoea by 40%. BMJ 2010;340:c511 Maranhão HS, Medeiros MC, […]
Holmes VA, Cardwell C, McKinley MC, Young IS, Murray LJ, Boreham CA, Woodside JV. Association between breast-feeding and anthropometry and CVD risk factor status in adolescence and young adulthood: the Young Hearts Project, Northern Ireland. Public Health Nutr. 2009 Oct 7:1-8. … [Public Health Nutr. 2009] – CONCLUSIONS: Compared with those who had not been […]
McCormick FM, Tosh K, McGuire W. Ad libitum or demand/semi-demand feeding versus scheduled interval feeding for preterm infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 2. Fed When Hungry, Premature Babies Go Home Sooner www.cfah.org Although many parents and health care providers attempt to schedule a preterm newborn’s feeding pattern, a new review of studies […]
Why Rear-Facing Is Better: Your RF Link Guide carseatblog.com Here’s a list of concrete reasons why we recommend rear-facing past age 1 and 20 lbs. That old recommendation that many pediatricians still hold onto stresses the bare minimums of when to turn a child … More car seat info: Common Car Seat Errors – Info […]
So useful! Protocols – The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) www.bfmed.org These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical care. Variations in treatment may be appropriate according to the needs of an individual patient.
Breast Is No Longer Best www.youtube.com The shocking news for most people is not that breast is no longer best, but that formula is not benign. The risks of formula break down into the product itself, the absence of breastfeeding, and the making of the formula. … Watch Your Language! by Diane Wiessinger (Wiessinger D. […]
Mind-Body Connection: Why Would Breastfeeding Prevent Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease in Mother mind-bodyconnection.blogspot.com To a health psychologist, these findings make perfect sense. And it all has to do with understanding the human stress response. Allow me to illustrate by describing what happens when this stress response is chronically activated..
Internal/External Monitoring Show Equal Rates of Fetal Distress, C-Section www.drmomma.org The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a study that looked at labor (contraction) monitoring and different birth outcomes in hospitals. The study was conducted in the Netherlands (where rates of neonatal and maternal health and well-being are much better than in the United […]
Breast feeding for over six months could aid mental health | Reuters www.reuters.com SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) – Children who are breastfed for longer than six months could be at lower risk of mental health problems later in life, according to Australian research… See Why Would Breastfed Children Be Less Depressed? for more on this from […]
Prolonged Breastfeeding Protects Kids From HIV living.oneindia.in A new study has revealed that stopping breastfeeding early might increase mortality risk among children born to HIV infected mothers. By 4 months of age, children pass the critical stage of development where breastfeeding is essential for their survival. AnotherLook at breastfeeding and HIV/AIDS http://www.who.int/child_adolescent_health/news/archive/2009/30_11_09/en/index.html WHO also now […]
Mind-Body Connection: Deconstructing Gerber: Why Industry Should Not be Giving Health Advice mind-bodyconnection.blogspot.com Imagine my surprise when I actually received the link to the article and found a slide-show imbedded right in the middle. It was entitled “Breastfeeding Hints and Hurdles.” I thought “what a good idea. I’ll take a look.” What I found was […]