Premature infants are at risk for a number of health complications – everything from delayed development and growth to SIDS and breathing problems. But there is one health condition that seems to be more common in premature infants who are fed formula: necrotizing enterocolitis.
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Vanderbilt University to Participate in Statewide Initiative to Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates
It seems that many states are following in New York’s footsteps; the state of Tennessee is planning an initiative to increase the exclusive breastfeeding rates in their hospitals. While not as conservative as the New York initiative, the Tennessee initiative does have some guidelines that hospitals will need to follow to be considered “participants.”
Would you ever nurse someone else’s baby? What if the life of that child rested on your decision? Maria Kristensen, a 25-year-old mom-to-be from Denmark was faced with this decision recently when she, her husband and three-year-old son Lucas were on their way to the airport in Turkey.
Baby’s gut microbes have an important role to play in developing his immune system and a mutli-university research suggests that breast fed babies have a healthier immune system than formula fed babies because of the way the bacteria’s in the gut colonize.
When it comes to nursing covers Bébé au Lait‘s designs are some of the most beautiful canopies on the market.
When it comes to nursing covers Bébé au Lait’s designs are some of the most beautiful canopies on the market. Their collection is sophisticated and classy, while being functional for moms on the go.
We stand behind the recommendation of many organizations that breast is best for babies. Most of the time, this statement is true. There are, however, some situations in which breastfeeding should never occur. Such is the case in which a mother killed her infant by passing a lethal dose of methamphetamines through her breast milk.
As a mom of two young kids I have often found myself needing to pump whenever, wherever – especially when I am traveling long distances. After all I am the mom who has pumped in the back of a cab and many an airport bathroom.
For this reason I was surprised to read the story of Amy Strand and the controversy over the new mom traveling with a breastpump kit that had empty bottles in it.
Most celebrities are quick to step out after baby to debut a better than before shape so the world can ooh and ahhh about how amazing they are for looking so fabulous just weeks after delivering. But not Jenna Fisher.
A breastfeeding advocate group, “NIP” or “nursing in public,” has been behind some of the most recent movements in breastfeeding, including a national “nurse-in” to promote the acceptance of breastfeeding in Target stores. Now that they’ve completed that mission, they’re on to some basic child’s play…