Previous studies have linked numerous benefits to breastfeeding, for both mom and baby. But can breastfeeding actually reduce the risks of ADHD in children A recent study, published in Breastfeeding Medicine, the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, seems to suggest so.
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It seems that the message “breast is best” is making some serious waves, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a recent study that analyzed the breastfeeding rates in the United States, they found that more mothers are choosing the breastfeed, and they’re doing it for longer periods of time.
Ovarian cancer accounts for about 4 percent of all cancers in women. It’s also the seventh most common cause of death by cancer in women. In fact, only about 45 percent of all women diagnosed live to see their fifth year of survival. This is largely due to the fact that, once symptoms arise, the cancer has already advanced to untreatable stages.
Antibodies from the mother have long been linked to the improved immunity of breastfed babies, but only recently have scientists uncovered the crucial healthy bacteria in a mother’s milk. But even in knowing that breast milk contains beneficial flora, no one has counted or identified the bacteria strains – at least not until recently.
Health care professionals, experts and even organizations have been promoting the idea “breast is best” since the mid-1990’s. The promotion is based upon countless studies that have suggested that breastfed babies have an increased immunity against certain infections and autoimmune disorders.
The health benefits of breastfeeding are widely known and largely discussed, but there’s on benefit you might not have heard yet: breastfeeding may save you money on braces later on down the road.
Countless studies have backed the saying, “Breast is best.” Now, thanks to a research team at Duke University Medical Center, yet another study can be added.
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.”
Litherland High School students as young as 14 are learning about motherhood in a whole new way; those that are taking a GCSE class in child development are learning about the benefits of breastfeeding. The tools being used – puppets and knitted breasts – may be a bit unorthodox, but it seems that the efforts really are making an impact on the mothers of tomorrow.
While countless studies have documented the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby, the breastfeeding rates in most of America are still rather low when compared to many other countries around the world. A voluntary initiative for hospitals, Latch On NYC, backed and encouraged by Mayor Bloomberg is encouraging NYC hopes to change all of that, but the effort is creating quite a stir.
According to a recent study, the more children a woman has, the more likely she is to experience weight problems later in life. However, researchers also found that women may be able to counteract that risk slightly by breastfeeding their babies.
Breastfeeding benefits aren’t limited to babies. More and more studies are highlighting the benefits for mom as well – a higher metabolic rate, a decreased risk for certain cancers, decreased risk of postpartum hemorrhaging and a lower risk of postpartum depression, just to name a few.
The benefits of breastfeeding have been noted for years. Not only does your milk provide the perfect nutrition for your baby, but it offers many health benefits for both mother and baby. Now, a new study is looking to prove that breastfed babies have an academic edge.