Breast milk can curb obesity www.clarionledger.com Health experts agree breast-feeding sets a foundation for proper nutrition in infants and wards off illnesses. In a state where 44 of 100 children are overweight, state health officials are trying to encourage women to nurse as an early step in curbing childhood obesity.”Research shows us the states with […]
We’ve known about this for some time (looks like the first paper was published in 1995) but it’s always amazing to read about. Substance in breast milk kills cancer cells A substance found in breast milk can kill cancer cells, reveal studies carried out by researchers at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg. Although […]
Breastmilk “teaches” immune system to ward off allergens in mice. A new study in mice shows that exposure to an allergen through breast milk can actively program a pup’s immune system to prevent asthma later in life. Exposure to both the allergen and a specific immune factor passed on through the milk by the mother […]
An analysis that is missing half the equation I was pleased to see Melissa Bartick’s effort to appraise US policy-makers of the economic costs of suboptimal breastfeeding. However, any analysis that is missing the effects of lactation on maternal health will grossly underestimate the true costs to the US of suboptimal breastfeeding.
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) “recommends that mothers breastfeed exclusively for up to six months and then add other liquids and foods. Evidence is convincing that mothers who breastfeed reduce their risk for breast cancer. There is also probable evidence that children who are breastfed have a lower risk of gaining excess weight […]
2010.03.08 — Breast-Feeding Helps Mom Stay Slimmer Later in Life www.womenshealth.gov FRIDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — The benefits of breast-feeding for infants are numerous and well-known, but researchers are finding more and more that breast-feeding can be a boon to mom’s health as well. “The study, which was scheduled to be presented Friday at […]
Extended Breastfeeding Fact Sheet www.kellymom.com Breastfeeding benefits toddlers and young children… nutritionally, immunilogically and psychologically… kellymom.com :: Toddler nursing: What to expect www.kellymom.com Are you considering nursing your baby into toddlerhood and wondering how the nursing relationship will change? Are you wondering if your toddler is trying to wean, or wondering why your toddler is […]
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 […]
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..
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 […]