Maternal CVD Mortality and Breast Feeding

Researchers analyzed the results of almost 22,000 Norwegian women who were younger than 65 years old at enrollment and had given birth to at least one child. Those who had never nursed were two times as likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) when compared to those who had ever breast-fed. This finding held true when adjusting for…

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Introducing Solids to Baby

Mothers who did not exclusively breast feed their infants were twice as likely to start solids foods before 4 months of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends no solid foods until at least 4 months old because infant head and neck coordination needed to safely eat solids is not present until that age.…

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Lactation Benefits the Mother Years Later

Obesity-related diseases are a growing concern around the world. Based on the Million Women Study in Britain, researchers have found that mothers who had not breast-fed had significantly higher BMI scores than those who did. Those who breast-fed for more than 6 months had the greatest weight reduction. While not proving casuality, this study adds…

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Formula vs. Breast Feeding and Development

Researchers at the Univeristy of Arkansas have compared the outcomes of infants fed soy-protein formula or cow's milk formula to those breast-fed. This observational study shows that breast-fed infants experienced slightly higher but significant developmental and language scores than those fed either type of formula at 12 months of age. It should be noted that…

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Bottle-feeding + Early Solid Foods = Formula for Early Obesity

Formula-fed infants introduced to solid food before 4 months of age had 6.3 times higher risk of obesity by the age of 3 compared to breastfed infants. Breastfed infants showed no impact based on the age of introducing solid food (P<0.0001). This research confirms the long-term benefits of breast feeding during the first six months…

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Breast-feeding Newborns Protected Against Infections

 Researchers in Crete interviewed 900 new mothers through-out the first year of their infants life to discover breast-feeding habits and the health of the newborns. When exclusively breast-fed infants experienced 30% fewer infections and 40% fewer admissions to the hospital. PositiveTip: Exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months of life provides huge benefits to the newborn! 

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Benefits of Breast Feeding for the Mother

Another blog talked about the benefits of breast feeding for babies. But what about breast feeding benefits for mom?Moms who breast feed get a complete list of their own benefits:

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Benefits of Breast Feeding Baby

Breast-feeding feeding has once again become very common in today's society. But, did you know why it is so healthy for baby? Here are just a few reasons to consider.Breast-fed babies have:

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Breast Feeding Mothers Less Likely to Get Hip Fractures

There are many benefits of breast feeding both to the baby and to the mother.  Women who breast feed are less likely to develop osteoporosis and therefore less likely later in life to fracture bones. Because falls in later life often result in fractured hips, we can say, that one way to help prevent fractured…

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Pre-menopausal Breast Cancer and Breast-feeding

A number of observational studies suggest that breast-feeding reduces pre-menopausal breast cancer risk, but large prospective studies have been lacking until now. Using a cohort of the Nurses' Health Study II, investigators report that women who had a first-degree relative with breast cancer and ever breast-fed had a lower risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer compared to…

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