One of the products that took CES in Las Vegas by storm this week was the Willow Wearable Breast Pump. Designed without cords or tubes, this unique pump fits in your bra so you can pump on-the-go discreetly.
Breastfeeding is also recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). But does any of this make the choice to breastfeed a superior one? More importantly, do breastfeeding mothers have the right to make formula feeding mothers feel somehow “less than” for not breastfeeding?
While it has long been known that breastfeeding provides infants with immunity protection, science couldn’t really give a definitive answer on how the “passive immunity” process works. A University of California Riverside study may provide some answers. Yet it may also spark more questions. For example, is it possible to vaccinate a baby without actually and actively vaccinating the baby themselves? And if so, when should this practice be exercised?
Statistics estimate that around 8.6 percent of all children and teens suffer from asthma. That makes it the most prominent childhood illness. It is also a scary and frustrating illness that carries the same symptoms for children as it does for adults: wheezing, difficulty breathing, coughing, and tightness of the chest. Of course, because children have smaller airways, their symptoms are sometimes more severe.This can be especially frightening for both parents and children. Thankfully, a new study suggests that breastfeeding could reduce the occurrence and frequency of these asthma-related symptoms.
Over the last several years, the rate of mothers who choose to at least initiate breastfeeding has consistently (though sometimes slowly) increased. Unfortunately, when it comes to continuing their efforts past the six-month mark, there is still a significant drop in the rate of breastfeeding mothers. Experts say this suggests that, despite the growing trend and awareness of the benefits to breastfeeding, mothers in the U.S. may still lack the support they desperately need.
The United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued a press release from their senior nutrition advisor France Begin that urges new mothers to breastfeed their infant within the first hour after giving birth, saying that this “early breastfeeding can make the difference between life and death.”
Over the past 2 decades many studies have looked at the developmental benefits of breastfeeding. An new study that was conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and published online in The Journal of Pediatrics, has found more proof that nursing your baby – even for a short time, is beneficial to their brain development and cognitive functions.
A terrifying car crash that left Danni Bett in a neck brace, wasn’t enough to keep the dedicated mama from nursing her baby!
The incredible thing about breastmilk is that the nutritional value is universal. Anytime, anywhere your milk could save the life of another child. One mom didn’t think twice about saving another life when she came across a newborn that have been abandoned in a box on the street in Xianyang city in north-west China’s Shaanxi province.
When Ronja Wiedenbeck, was rushed to hospital with extreme abdominal pain she sent out a plea to the other moms in the ‘Breastfeeding Yummy Mummies’ Facebook group from her hospital bed, asking if any women were able to help feed her hungry son. Not knowing if anyone would come to her aid, she was pleasantly surprised when a over a thousand mums offered to help her!
For some moms, breast milk is their only feeding option and that is how their baby is fed. This couldn’t have been more true in a photo that was taken by a Volunteer Rescue Group in Thailand