Breastfeeding news, articles and information:
|4/13/2016 - Big Pharma-funded CNN has declared its own special war on women by assaulting any categorization of breastfeeding as "natural."
It's harmful to call breastfeeding "natural," says CNN in this astonishing demonstration of medical illiteracy, because it might encourage women to engage in other "natural"...|
|3/21/2016 - One of the most natural actions in existence – a mother breastfeeding her child – is facing scrutiny not over the age-old breastfeed or bottle-feed debate, but rather something much more bizarre.
Medical experts are taking up issue with use of the word natural when describing the behavior,...|
|2/6/2016 - Advances in medicine and scientific understanding over the past 50 years have been groundbreaking. Despite the fact that 50 years is actually not a huge amount of time, if you look back over some of the advice that doctors and scientists used to give to new mothers you will probably be very surprised.
|1/8/2016 - In this day and age, the benefits of breastfeeding are widely understood. The female body is biologically designed to produce the perfect and most nutritious formula for an infant. Both the mother and the baby benefit from this natural, bond-forming behavior, which can result in lifelong advantages.
|1/1/2016 - After a woman gives birth at a hospital, a doctor will likely follow up with her, making sure she's healing internally. Sadly, most doctors only offer pain-relief drugs at this point, giving no practical advice for some common challenges that women are bound to face after giving birth. When a new mother...|
|10/17/2015 - Infant formula may be contaminated with arsenic, suggests a study conducted by researchers from Dartmouth College and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives on February 23.
The study found that breastfed babies had lower levels of arsenic in their urine than formula-fed babies,...|
|8/18/2015 - When babies develop diaper rashes, the first assumption is that the baby is not being changed often enough or quickly enough after wetting or soiling the diaper. If this is not the case, the diapers are questioned – especially when using cloth diapers. Diapers are boiled and/or hung outside to...|
|7/11/2015 - The natural way of life is constantly being attacked, discriminated against. Healthy lifestyle practices, like organic gardening, herbal medicine making and breastfeeding are often misunderstood by society's most ill-informed and authoritarian-minded. Professional pediatricians may pressure mothers...|
|6/7/2015 - Breastfeeding is the healthiest option to give your little one the best start in life. The benefits go way beyond providing basic nutrition. In addition to providing all the vitamins, nutrients and immune-building substances a baby needs, researchers at the University of Haifa in Israel suggest that...|
|4/5/2015 - A show called "Extreme Breastfeeding" is airing on TLC soon, and as part of the show promotions, the network has released pictures of women who breastfeed living beings other than their children.
A woman from Buenos Aires saved a Rottweiler puppy by breastfeeding it alongside her own infant child....|
|1/13/2015 - A 24-year-old Pennsylvania mom says she was asked to leave a casino in Maryland after she was discovered breastfeeding her 7-week-old infant in the lobby on January 3. Alanna Panas explained that, at the last minute, she, her boyfriend and her father had decided to go to the casino after a family dinner.
|12/15/2014 - Providing resources to allow breastfeeding mothers to keep breastfeeding longer could save millions a year in healthcare costs, according to a study recently published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
The researchers found that, in the United Kingdom alone, doubling the numbers of women who...|
|9/9/2014 - The type of nutritional care an infant receives during his or her first six months of life can determine the quality of life that a child will have. In addition to avoiding heavy-metal-containing vaccinations at birth, breastfeeding is one of the most important practices that a mother can perform to...|
|6/10/2014 - For the last four years, British Petroleum has been trying to avoiding paying damage claims related to its 2010 massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that BP would still have to pay the claims it already agreed to pay under the rules of a $20 billion settlement...|
|5/29/2014 - As the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and its many global partners continue to push for the approval and commercial release of genetically-modified (GM) "Golden Rice," a controversial "frankenfood" that contains added vitamin A, opponents say the answers to vitamin A deficiency in the...|
|11/20/2013 - "The UK has one of the worst breastfeeding rates in the world and breastfeeding rates vary widely across different parts of the country," said Clare Relton of Sheffield University. She may be part of the solution with a government pilot program giving 130 mothers shopping vouchers of significant value...|
|10/24/2013 - Congratulations! You did it! You've made it through pregnancy and childbirth, two marathons to be proud of, for sure. Now you may be wondering about what adjustments to make to your diet while you breastfeed.
The short answer is: eat a well-balanced diet for your health. Healthy mom = healthy baby....|
|8/9/2013 - As more research becomes available, it is increasingly clear that breastfeeding children provides infinitely more long-term health benefits to both baby and mom. Now, a new study shows that mothers who breast feed run a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life.
The research, which...|
|8/8/2013 - Nurturing a baby through breastfeeding is a proven method of care that boosts a child's IQ. A new study out of Boston, published in the AMA Journal of Pediatrics, points out that the longer a child is breastfed, the higher their IQ will be. The correlation was made even after variables like mother's...|
|2/20/2013 - Contrary to popular impression, there are actually very few foods that women need to give up in order to safely breastfeed, according to Loyola University Health System registered dietitian Gina Neill.
"One of the many reasons women stop breast-feeding is because they believe they have to follow...|
|10/22/2012 - A recent NY Times (NYT) article covered the trend of more and more hospitals no longer giving out free samples of infant formulas to birthing mothers provided by the manufacturers.
The article cited expert consensus for the benefits of breast feeding and the infant formula manufacturers' understanding...|
|6/24/2012 - The woman behind a recent controversial photo shoot depicting a pair of female Air Force enlisted personnel breastfeeding their infants in uniform has been fired from her civilian job as an X-ray technician, though the company - naturally - says the divisive shoot had nothing to do with it.
|6/23/2012 - Hadley Barrows was recently kicked out of the Minneapolis Central Public Library for discreetly breastfeeding her baby on a bench in an atrium area of the library. Minnesota law allows mothers to nurse their babies in public and private areas.
But the security guard told Hadley she was exhibiting...|
|6/7/2012 - "Land of the free. Home of the brave." These words from our national anthem hold deep and significant meaning to most Americans. Some more than others. For those that have been to war, witnessed atrocities, and seen oppression such as women who may get stoned if they accidentally show an inch of wrist,...|
|6/6/2012 - Mothers who are vaccinated for certain diseases with vaccines that contain live viruses could pass on these viruses to their children through their breast milk. A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) highlights one particular case in which a young boy was infected with...|
|5/30/2012 - The cover of Time Magazine last week had a picture of a woman nursing her three-year-old child to raise awareness of breastfeeding and get people talking about it. It worked, perhaps better than they anticipated. The tactic was employed and completely justified because breastfeeding rates in America...|
|4/23/2012 - Just a quick clarification about my hosting of the Alex Jones Show yesterday. During one segment I was talking about Kraft Foods and their publicity image of an infant breastfeeding while holding an Oreo cookie. You can see that image here:
|2/15/2012 - The moringa tree is grown in southeast Asia and Africa as a source of food. Tall seed pods grow from the flowers of the moringa tree, giving moringa the nickname "drumstick tree." Moringa leaf is found in some superfood recipes because of its high calcium and potassium content. Moringa leaf tea is used...|
|2/9/2012 - New research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine adds to the growing body of evidence showing that breastfeeding is crucial for proper human development. According to the research, babies who are breastfed develop stronger lungs than their non-breastfed counterparts,...|
|1/28/2012 - Breastfeeding is a special bonding experience for mother and child. Scientists at Warwick University studying the psychological effects of breastfeeding have affirmed that an infant's suckling motion on the nipple releases mass doses of oxytocin, the hormone responsible for feelings of love, in the...|
|1/21/2012 3:05:07 PM - Remember when it was considered crazy talk to suggest that mainstream medicine viewed humanity as being born lacking in pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines, as if these synthetic inputs are necessary miracle nutrients for proper human development? Well, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control...|
|11/22/2011 - Natural News readers are likely already aware that fish is considered "brain food" and affects cognitive function. However, until this time, little was known about the interaction between genetics and nutrition. During a recent conference held in Madrid, Spain, the European Commission-funded Nutrimenthe...|
|8/14/2011 - Mothers who breastfeed their babies in public are probably used to frequent stares and occasional negative comments about keeping such affairs in private. However, Big Latch On, an international group started in 2005 to promote breastfeeding, is hoping to change the cultural stigmas that look down on...|
|6/17/2011 - The sobering statistic is that every day approximately seven babies die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Recent research suggests the simple act of breastfeeding may significantly reduce the risk of this disease and the reduction may be particularly dramatic if the breastfeeding is exclusive...|
|4/27/2011 - Women who breastfeed their children for the first month of life or more may have a decreased risk for diabetes mellitus (type 2 diabetes), according to a study led by Eleanor Bimla Schwarz at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Medicine.
This news is just another reason for women to consider...|
|2/12/2011 - The longer a mother breastfeeds her baby, the less likely the child is to have seizures later in life, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics. Danish researchers observed that babies who are breastfed for at least the first nine months are nearly half as likely to experience...|
|2/12/2011 - Over the past twenty years a lot has changed and we are seeing the results in each (sicker) generation of children. I am always amazed to find out how certain shifts in our environment and culture affect our health. Small changes go long way when significant percentages of the population take part,...|
|1/29/2011 - Once more we discover the incredible value of breastfeeding for the health of infants. In a study published in the Archives of Disease of Childhood, researchers found that exclusive breastfeeding for six months resulted in less infections of many types compared to babies who did not breastfeed or babies...|
|12/29/2010 - Babies who are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life contract significantly fewer infections than babies fed from bottles, and get less sick even when they do get infected, according to a study published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.
"This research is very welcome...|
|12/7/2010 - It seems obvious that babies who sleep with their parents are likely to breastfeed more than babies who sleep in a separate room. They will probably nurse more often and nurse for a longer duration of their lives. A study published in the November 2010 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American...|
|11/15/2010 - Breastmilk is the best form of nutrition for a baby but many women struggle to breastfeed and have problems in the early days after birth: including difficulties with latch, problems with milk supply or baby being sleepy. Many of these problems can be caused by birth interventions which can decrease...|
|10/24/2010 - Population estimates state that the world population will reach 9 billion in the next century and biotech companies say that GM crops are required to feed the population. Statistics however would show that it is the move away from natural processes of living which has caused the population crisis. Breastfeeding...|
|9/30/2010 - Researchers in Greece are urging mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies for at least the first six months of their lives, based on new research findings. According to the study, babies who are exclusively breastfed for the first six months experience fewer infections than those who are either...|
|7/31/2010 - "Breastfeeding should continue for up to two years of age or beyond," the World Health Organization recommends -- yet in many countries such as the United Kingdom or United States, breastfeeding a child past the age of a few months is still considered odd or deviant, even by some doctors.
|4/24/2010 - Women who breastfeed their children longer are significantly less likely to develop the cluster of heart disease and diabetes risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, according to a study conducted by researchers from Kaiser Permanente Northern California and published in the journal Diabetes.
|3/30/2010 - Women who breastfeed their infants have a significantly lower risk of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
In addition to providing significant advantages to the infants themselves,...|
|2/24/2010 - Providing breastfeeding education and support to new mothers could prevent more than one million child deaths every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Although the WHO recommends that infants start breastfeeding within one hour of birth and consume nothing but breast milk --...|
|1/24/2010 - Drugs commonly given during hospital labor may impair a woman's ability to breastfeed, according to a study conducted by researchers from Swansea University and published in the journal BJOG.
"A lot of women are not given enough information about the medications that might be given to them during...|
|1/8/2010 - A recent study lauding the benefits of fortified infant formula has been greeted with skepticism by child development specialists, who suspect that the study is only the first part of an attempt to promote formula over breast milk.
"It is clear that the food industry fascination with nutraceuticals...|
|12/16/2009 - Armed with the correct knowledge, breastfeeding should be a pleasure for both mother and baby and will certainly give the infant a head start in life. No matter how attractively infant formula is packaged and marketed, nothing manufactured by man is going to come anywhere close to the immune building,...|
|9/24/2009 - What if medical science discovered a drug that reduced the risk of breast cancer almost 60 percent in women who are at high risk because of a family history of the disease? No doubt it would soon be making Big Pharma billions of dollars and would be hailed as a "miracle drug" by doctors and women alike,...|
|8/5/2009 - According to the World Health Organization, breastfeeding babies exclusively for the first six months can save the lives of 13 percent of infants that die under five. Breast milk is what nature intended for infants to be eating, and eating in ways in accordance with nature is always to our benefit....|
|7/1/2009 - Breastfeeding has long been known to be an important way mothers can help keep infants healthy. For example, according to the American College of Pediatrics, breastfeeding slashes the rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) during the first year of life (http://www.naturalnews.com/026239_SIDS_breastfeeding_natural_health.html)...|
|5/10/2009 - Babies who are breastfed for at least six months are significantly less likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than those who are formula fed, according to a study conducted by researchers from the German Study of Sudden Infant Death Study Group and the University of Munster, Germany,...|
|4/24/2009 - Breastfeeding has long been known to be good for mother and baby. La Leche League International lists many benefits, including that breast-milk is easy for the baby to digest, and has natural antibodies protecting the baby against bacteria and viruses. Now a new study by the University of Pittsburgh...|
|3/28/2009 - SIDS is the sudden unexplained death of an infant and is the number one cause of death in U.S babies less than one year old. Fortunately the SIDS rate has dropped over 50% since 1983, but it is still responsible for 2500 deaths each year according to the American SIDS Institute. There are many hypotheses...|
|10/20/2008 - Women can cut their risk of rheumatoid arthritis by 50 percent simply by breastfeeding for a year or longer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Malmo University Hospital in Sweden, and published in the "Annals of Rheumatic Diseases."
Scientists have wondered whether breastfeeding...|
|10/13/2008 - Children who are breastfed exclusively for the first three months of life score higher on IQ tests at the age of six than other children, according to a study conducted by researchers from McGill University in Canada and published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
"Long-term, exclusive breastfeeding...|
|9/2/2008 - New guidelines have been released that now recommend that mothers should breastfeed their babies for the first six months without adding any additional solid foods or formula. Experts from the World Health Organization support these new guidelines and this replaces previous guidelines that recommended...|
|5/9/2008 - Babies who are breastfed have higher IQs than babies who are not -- but only if they contain a specific genetic marker, according to a study led by researchers at the King's College London Institute of Psychiatry and published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA."
|10/24/2007 - Women can reduce their risk of breast cancer by breast-feeding, even if they have their first child later in life, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Los Angeles.
Researchers analyzed data on women who had participated in the Women's...|
|11/21/2006 - Breastfed babies may run a 39 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life, according to a new study by University of London researchers appearing in the latest issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The researchers -- led by Christopher G. Owen, PhD. -- examined the...|
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|4/5/2006 - Over the years, countless studies have shown that when it comes to infant nutrition, breast milk is best. This fact remains true, as there is simply no infant formula product on the market that can match the superior nutrition of mother's milk. In fact, some infant formulas actually contain ingredients...|
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