Breastfeeding

Better prenatal care, breastfeeding help lower the rate of SIDS

Better prenatal care, breastfeeding help lower the rate of SIDS

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Better pre- and neonatal care, highere rates of breast feeding, and lower rates of smoking during pregnancy have contributed to overall lower rates of infant mortality.

Breastfeeding may reduce odds of developing type 2 diabetes

Breastfeeding may reduce odds of developing type 2 diabetes

Breastfeeding for 2 or more months may reduce the odds of developing type 2 diabetes in mothers previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

Discourage marijuana use among pregnant, breastfeeding women

Discourage marijuana use among pregnant, breastfeeding women

Using marijuana during pregnancy can affect fetal development and lead to cognitive and behavioral issues in children.

Breastfeeding may lower infant's allergy risk

Breastfeeding may lower infant's allergy risk

The findings advance the hygiene hypothesis theory that early childhood exposure to microorganisms affects the immune system's development and onset of allergies.

Skin-to-skin contact 'all benefits' for moms, babies

Skin-to-skin contact 'all benefits' for moms, babies

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Skin-to-skin contact immediately following birth makes an easier transition from fetal to newborn life.

FDA sets standards for infant formula

FDA sets standards for infant formula

Periodic testing for bacteria and nutrients among new practices required of infant formula manufacturers.

In-hospital formula bad for breastfeeding

In-hospital formula bad for breastfeeding

Despite well-meaning intentions, mothers who use in-hospital formula breastfeed less often, stop sooner.

Breastfeeding discussions inadequate at first prenatal visit

Breastfeeding discussions inadequate at first prenatal visit

Discussions about breastfeeding infrequent and brief.

Most meds safe to take while breastfeeding

Most meds safe to take while breastfeeding

Drug safety profiles for specific medications are available in the National Library of Medicine's LactMed database.

Breastfeeding linked to intelligence

Breastfeeding linked to intelligence

Breastfeeding duration is associated with better understanding of language at age 3 years and better verbal and nonverbal intelligence at 7 years.

The problem with TIME magazine's breastfeeding cover

The problem with TIME magazine's breastfeeding cover

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Women tend to attack those who make different parenting choices. Instead of alienating each other, we should encourage respect and understanding.

Celebrity status raises awareness about breastfeeding benefits

Celebrity status raises awareness about breastfeeding benefits

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Are the new moms you treat on the fence about breastfeeding in public? Tell them Beyoncé does it.

Pacifier use does not discourage breastfeeding

Pacifier use does not discourage breastfeeding

Limiting pacifier availability decreased exclusive breastfeeding and increased supplemental formula feeds, study data indicate.

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