When it comes to infant health—particularly premature infants—beneficial gut bacteria is absolutely critical. Unfortunately, while formula makers have done their best to create a quality substitute when breastfeeding isn’t an option, there are still some missing components in the current infant formulas.
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Pumping milk requires time, energy, and serious commitment. It can be difficult enough to meet this commitment when you’re doing it for your own child, but to do it for one you will never meet . . . that takes some serious heart – something Amy Borman of Rhinelander, Wisconsin apparently has a massive supply of.
Breast milk is undoubtedly the gold standard for nutrition for newborns. But for various reasons, like low supply, some parents, turn to the internet in order to fill their child’s need 24/7. But because breast milk that is sold online isn’t regulated it can pose health risks to babies potentially expose children to infectious diseases.
Amelia Boomker of Bolingbrook, Ill. recently set the Guinness World Record for the most breast milk ever donated. Amelia, a 36-year-old mother of four, has donated 16,321 ounces of breast milk to the Indiana Mother’s Milk Bank in the past seven years – an amount roughly equivalent to 241 two-liter soda bottles. The record-setting donation […]
Spring is almost here for many in the US and with it parents are getting ready to send their children back outside to jump in puddles and play in the sun. Before the weather really starts to get warm, take some time to make sure to inspect your children’s outside toys and make sure they are play-ready for your kids.
As the trend increases among mothers in the US to use donated and purchased breast milk for their infants, the US Food and Drug Administration has released a warning against the practice. Health risks are among the top concerns that health officials are warning about among the topic.
Facebook, the free social networking site, has gotten a bad reputation due to censoring photos and images of breastfeeding while allowing many adult themed photos to pass. One mother who has fought about her own breastfeeding photos, used the experience to begin a milk sharing program for mothers who need breast milk donations.
Two mothers, both had their babies at four months premature, both babies suffered from dangerous complications. As one mother struggled to produce enough breastmilk for her tiny son, the other faced gallons of pumped and frozen milk she would never get a chance to use.
Doctors have long advocated the benefits of breast milk and now there is a movement that is gaining momentum to give all babies a fighting chance.
When Robbie Goodrich lost his wife just 11 hours after the birth of their son, he knew he had to find a way for baby Moses to still receive breast milk so that he could thrive.
Amazingly twenty women stepped up and volunteered to breast feed the infant 6 times a day.
In a weird twist, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA) is asking the ice cream maker to begin using breast milk in its products instead of cow’s milk, saying it would reduce the suffering of cows and calves and give ice cream lovers a healthier product. The idea got a less than warm reception […]
A gourmet chef’s plans to whip up a number of delicacies using human breast milk have changed after authorities stepped in and threatened lawsuits against the chef and any potential donor willing to pump for cash. Hans Lochen, proprietor of the Storchen restaurant in Iberg, Switzerland, advertised in German newspapers seeking women willing to sell […]
Delivering her twins 3 1/2 months early has changed Kelley Durrant’s life. “When Ressa and Cameron were born their bodies could pretty much fit in our hands, and their skin was so almost translucent looking,” their dad Leo Durrant recalled. Sadly, Ressa passed away from an infection three weeks later. Her parents remember saying goodbye […]