Breastfeeding

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 16 2020 A component of breast milk may help protect premature babies from developing sepsis, a fast-moving, life-threatening condition triggered by infection. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have found — in newborn mice — that a molecule called epidermal
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Breastfeeding is associated with benefits for children and their mothers. However, when mothers take medications there is a potential for adverse side effects in the infant. In a recently published study in JAMA Neurology, a University of Minnesota-led research team looked at antiepileptic drug (AED) exposure in infants who were breastfed by mothers with epilepsy.
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Photo: iStockphoto When you’re a new mom, you’re particularly vulnerable to colds and flus: You’re sleep deprived, grabbing junk food on the go, and if you have a preschooler bringing home daycare germs as well, you’re really in trouble. But there’s good news: It’s okay to use most cold medicine while breastfeeding, even those that
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Jan 9 2020   In a world first, researchers from The University of Western Australia have taken the first step towards understanding whether it may be possible for breastfeeding mothers to naturally vaccinate their babies against malaria – one of the world’s deadliest contagious diseases. The study was led by Professor Valerie Verhasselt, from UWA’s
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These vintage photos remind us all that public breastfeeding is nothing new Photo: Rene Johnson via Facebook These vintage photos remind us all that public breastfeeding is nothing new Recently, the internet has been flooded with stories of moms being shamed for breastfeeding in public—it’s truly exhausting that we’re still talking about this, right? But what
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Constipation in breastfeeding babies: What to know   Constipation is uncommon in infancy, particularly in breastfed babies, but it can happen. Breastfed babies tend to have fewer episodes of constipation and diarrhea than formula-fed babies because breast milk is easier than formula to digest. In older children, constipation is common and accounts for about 3%
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Photo: iStockPhoto Shopping for a bra is tough, but shopping for a nursing bra can be downright excruciating. After all, the breasts you’re used to buying for are changing. They’re growing, leaking, sensitive and unpredictable. “I have to say, even as a bra lady, buying a bra during all of these changes even stumped me,” says
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