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.
GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is one of the most frequently diagnosed conditions among infants. In its most severe form, the condition can cause food refusal, poor growth due to an inability to hold down food, breathing problems, and blood loss from the esophagus (caused by stomach acid burning the esophagus).
When is it the right time to give solid foods to a baby? According to a recent study, set to be published in the April issue of Pediatrics, that’s the golden question for more than a quarter of all U.S. moms. And not knowing the answer to that question, study authors say, can place babies at risk for a slew of health immediate and long-term health problems.
Misinformation about the Contraceptive Protection Breastfeeding Offers Causes Rise in Unplanned Pregnancies in UK
According to information from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas), breastfeeding rates have risen in the UK. They say that initial breastfeeding rates have increased from 76 percent in 2005 to 81 percent in 2010; breastfeeding rates at six weeks postpartum have increased from 48 percent in 2005 to 55 percent in 2010; and breastfeeding rates at four months postpartum have risen from 28 percent in 2005 to 34 percent in 2010.
Malnutrition is thought to account for approximately 2 million child deaths each year; approximately one-third of all child deaths worldwide. Save the Children, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to children’s rights, health and safety worldwide, said in a recent report that nearly half of those lives could be saved if all mothers breastfed within the first hour of birth.
When we think of bacteria, we often think of germs that we want to avoid, but not all bacteria are bad. In fact, some are essential for good health; such is the case of bacteria found in the gut and intestines. A new study has found that, for babies, gut bacteria (microbiota) diversity is determined by the choices that mom makes. And it all starts at birth.
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.
Breastfeeding is best for both mother and baby, but it’s not always easy. Countless issues can arise, especially in the early stages – sore nipples, latching problems, engorgement, concerns over milk production and more. How do you resolve these issues? Well, that all depends on who you ask.
One Minneapolis mother had her trust shattered after hospital staff placed her baby into the wrong bassinet in the nursery, after which he was delivered to the wrong mother and breastfed. Because of the mix-up, Tammy Van Dyke’s little boy, Cody, will need to undergo a year of medical testing for HIV and hepatitis.
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.