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Breastfeeding, Preparing for Arrival

Before the arrival of the baby, a new and first time mother needs to prepare if she wishes to breastfeed her baby. She is provided with information on the benefits and advantages of breastfeeding and is made aware of the disadvantages of formula feeding or artificial feeding.Some useful guidance and preparations that foster good breastfeeding […]

Kids Health

Why Don't Breastfeeding Support Groups Support Quitting, Too?

The online breastfeeding community supports you through thrush, nursing strikes, mastitis, I even saw a local community band together to lend a woman a pump part at work. They have tips and tricks, suggestions for positions to try for different issues, there are constant words of encouragement. But what I never seemed to see was much discussion around wanting […]

Kids Health

12 breastfeeding facts you probably didn’t know

World Breastfeeding Week 2019: The smell and taste of breast milk is also affected by the foods you eat. Exposing your baby to more varieties during breastfeeding can make them less picky eaters when you start feeding solids. World Breastfeeding Week 2019: Breastfeeding is not just recommended for its health benefits for the mother and […]

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Breastfeeding boosts metabolites important for brain growth

Micro-preemies who primarily consume breast milk have significantly higher levels of metabolites important for brain growth and development, according to sophisticated imaging conducted by an interdisciplinary research team at Children’s National. “Our previous research established that vulnerable preterm infants who are fed breast milk early in life have improved brain growth and neurodevelopmental outcomes. It […]

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Initiative Tied to Decreased Racial Inequity in Breastfeeding

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 — A hospital-based initiative in Southern states is associated with increases in breastfeeding rates among African-American infants, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in Pediatrics. Anne Merewood, Ph.D., M.P.H., from Boston Medical Center, and colleagues evaluated whether participation in the Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices initiative in hospitals […]