Findings show that bacteria from mothers' breast milk and areolar skin are transferred to their infants' guts.
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 for 2 or more months may reduce the odds of developing type 2 diabetes in mothers previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
Using marijuana during pregnancy can affect fetal development and lead to cognitive and behavioral issues in children.
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 immediately following birth makes an easier transition from fetal to newborn life.
Periodic testing for bacteria and nutrients among new practices required of infant formula manufacturers.
Despite well-meaning intentions, mothers who use in-hospital formula breastfeed less often, stop sooner.
Discussions about breastfeeding infrequent and brief.
Drug safety profiles for specific medications are available in the National Library of Medicine's LactMed database.
Breastfeeding duration is associated with better understanding of language at age 3 years and better verbal and nonverbal intelligence at 7 years.
Women tend to attack those who make different parenting choices. Instead of alienating each other, we should encourage respect and understanding.
Are the new moms you treat on the fence about breastfeeding in public? Tell them Beyoncé does it.
Limiting pacifier availability decreased exclusive breastfeeding and increased supplemental formula feeds, study data indicate.