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Lactation Explained | MIT Technology Review

“We have shown that milk changes throughout lactation, even after years of milk production,” says lead author and former postdoc Brittany Goods, PhD ’17, assistant professor of engineering at Dartmouth. The most abundant cells they found were lactocytes, which expressed many genes for proteins found in breast milk as well as transporters needed to secrete […]

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The Breastfeeding Divide and Global Demand for Infant Formula | Science | In-depth science and technology reporting | DW

This is the first article in a two-part series on some of the reasons why some mothers opt for formula milk instead of breastfeeding. We have attempted to cover as many of the deciding factors in these two articles, but it is ultimately a very personal and individual decision for each new mother. The second […]

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Moph builds capacity for lactation counselors

(MENAFN- Gulf Times) The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) is working to build and prepare the capacity of breastfeeding counselors in Qatar under the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. In this context, the Ministry of Health organized a one-week workshop to train health practitioners specialized in counseling on the skills needed to support mothers and their […]

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MoPH builds capacity of lactation counselors

Doha: The Ministry of Public Health is working to build and prepare the capacity of breastfeeding counselors in the State of Qatar under the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. In this context, the Ministry of Health organized a one-week workshop to train health practitioners specialized in counseling on the skills needed to support mothers and their […]

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Everyone has a role to play in helping breastfeeding parents to breastfeed

This National Breastfeeding Week (June 27-July 3), everyone is encouraged to play their part in supporting breastfeeding with helpful tips on how to make it happen. Nursing parents: Breastfeeding is a skill that can take time to master, but there is plenty of support available. Visit start for life for information and support on how […]

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Portland-area WIC program can provide nutritious food and breastfeeding support to an additional 24,000 people

Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah counties have the capacity to serve twice the number of people the counties currently serve with the federally funded WIC program. The official name of the 50-year-old program is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, infants and children. But WIC is also open to fathers, stepparents, grandparents, and adoptive parents […]

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Stakeholders are urged to provide space for nursing mothers in offices

Nursing mother Child development actors have advocated for the allocation of workplace spaces for nursing mothers to feed their babies. Contributing to a discussion on the draft Revised Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Policy Framework in Kumasi, Ms. Inna Saudatu Mohammed, Nutritionist, said mothers do not always have to be away work to feed […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Smart for Life ramps up manufacturing of milk powdered breastfeeding products despite infant formula shortage

Smart for Life Inc. SMFL The Doctors Scientific Organica division has accelerated the production of milk powder to increase milk production, nourish the postpartum body and help fight sugar cravings. Smart for Life develops, markets, manufactures, acquires, operates and sells a wide range of nutritional and related products. The company is executing a buy and […]

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Humoral response to SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in lactating mothers and mother-to-child antibody transfer through breast milk

This was a single-center prospective cohort study conducted at Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan, Italy, between May 23, 2021 and October 30, 2021. Study approval The study protocol was approved by the ethics committee of the sponsoring center (Comitato Etico Milano Area B–Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Milano, protocol […]

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CT to cover doulas, breastfeeding support for pregnant Medicaid patients by next summer

As the national maternal mortality rate continues to rise, the state is stepping up its Medicaid program to protect and care for its pregnant patients. In a program beginning next summer, pregnant women under HUSKY, Connecticut’s Medicaid program, will be able to get covered help from doulas and breastfeeding specialists, according to the state Department […]

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Friedson introduces bills providing paid family leave and lactation rooms for county employees

County Council Member Andrew Friedson (on the podium) speaks at a news conference on Tuesday about legislation that would grant paid family leave to county employees and require lactation rooms in county buildings. With the support of his colleagues, County Council Member Andrew Friedson is leading efforts to provide paid family leave and lactation rooms […]

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Forget bulky nursing covers – this nursing cap is the mom accessory you need

Breastfeeding is hard enough, but if you’ve ever breastfed a baby in public, you know it comes with its own set of challenges. Whether it’s extra distractions keeping toddlers from getting busy or worrying that you’ll flash everyone within 50 feet, that’s enough to make you want to stay home sometimes. Nursing blankets and blankets […]

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Amid infant formula shortages, immediate emergency aid provided by Nest Collaborative, pioneers in lactation telehealth

FARMINGTON, Conn., June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nest Collaborative, the nation’s first and largest virtual lactation consultation platform, announced that it is experiencing the highest demand for daily consultations with its nationwide network of lactation consultants since the infant formula shortage began in May. Since her visits are covered by most insurers in the United […]

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Breastfeeding support for expectant parents amid the formula crisis [SPONSORED]

Bare shelves of formula milk at a local store (Picture: Nuvance Health) sponsored article By Sarah ChurchCertified Nurse Midwife, Nuvance Health Medical Practice Sara Church, CNM (Photo: Nuvance Health) The topic of the recent shortage of infant formula has been rumored in our parent groups on local social media recently, and I’m thrilled to see […]

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Ashley Graham shares photo of twins breastfeeding at the same time

Ashley Graham gives fans a taste of what it’s like to breastfeed two children at the same time. (Hint: exhausting.) “tired. but here we are,” Graham captioned an Instagram post on Friday. In the powerful photo, Graham, 34, is seen breastfeeding her nearly 5-month-old twins, Malachi and Roman. The model and her husband, filmmaker Justin […]

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Effect of Maternal Employment on the Practice of Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Mothers of Infants Aged 6-12 Months in Wolkite City, Ethiopia: A Comparative Cross-Sectional Study | BMC Women’s Health

Design, period and framework of the study A community-based comparative cross-sectional study design was conducted from February 20 to March 28, 2020 in the town of Wolkite which is 158 km from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, in the south- west along the main road from Addis Ababa. at Jimma. The administration of the […]

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Bassett Medical Center receives award for excellent lactation care

This month, the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) recognized Bassett Medical Center (BMC) for excellence in lactation care. The IBCLC Care Award recognizes that Bassett Medical Center regularly employs professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) certification and offers a lactation program […]

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Sierra View will offer breastfeeding classes | New

The smallest patients in the community will once again have the in-person support of the Sierra View Medical Center Breastfeeding Resource Center available to them. As Sierra View continues to recover from the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital can once again offer in-person breastfeeding classes each month. Offered in English and Spanish, […]

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UWSP Recognized as a Breastfeeding-Friendly Campus

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been designated a breastfeeding-friendly campus by Portage County Health and Human Services – Division of Public Health and the Portage County Breastfeeding Coalition. A certificate of achievement was presented to Chancellor Thomas Gibson by Coalition Chair Lynn Frost on June 7. Private and comfortable places to meet the lactation […]

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O’Hare and Midway install 11 portable lactation pods to accommodate breastfeeding mothers on the fly

As travelers make their way through O’Hare International Airport this summer, they might notice a new convenience dotted among newsstands, coffee shops and popcorn stands: portable lactation pods. The Chicago Department of Aviation is installing 11 self-contained lactation pods at O’Hare and Midway airports, providing a private oasis for nursing mothers to use for free. […]

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Promoting breastfeeding and complementary foods

Breastfeeding is the best start in life for any child. Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding is essential to maternal and child health, as well as key to achieving several Sustainable Development Goals. The WHO recommends that mothers begin breastfeeding within one hour of birth and exclusively breastfeed for an infant’s first 6 months to achieve […]

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FEMA clarifies message on breastfeeding resources

Posted 2022-06-06 05:00 5:00 June 6, 2022 a m The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) updated its website last week to clearly state that Breastfeeding Resources are eligible for financial assistance for families affected by disasters – a message from all the more crucial as parents face a nationwide shortage of infant formula. The clarification […]

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CMC now offers a lactation module for breastfeeding mothers | New

Nursing mothers now have a new safe space to breastfeed or pump privately within Conway Medical Center. The hospital this week unveiled a Mamava Lactation Pod that will allow its staff, visitors and members of the public to breastfeed or pump 24/7. The pod is located in CMC’s main hall and includes outlets, adjustable light […]

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Conway Medical Center installs lactation module

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Conway Medical Center now has a Mamava nursing pod in the lobby. “We want to make sure as a community hospital that we normalize breastfeeding, and that’s part of our process,” said Laura Baisch, lactation consultant at Conway Medical Center. The pod is equipped with air conditioning, lights, two seats and […]

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Breastfeeding may not be the best answer for everyone during formula shortage – The Nevada Independent

As a doctor and mother, my heart aches for parents worried about how to feed their babies amid the current shortage of infant formula. Unfortunately, the shortage has erupted into talk about breastfeeding versus formula feeding, turning the issue into a game of shame and telling parents who fear they don’t have enough formula to […]

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R-III addressing the need for lactation rooms in schools

John Rohlf, editor Later this month, the Warren County R-III School Board will consider a lactation support policy in district buildings. The board, at its last meeting, voted on a policy regarding lactation activities. Missouri Bill 432, passed in 2021, requires school districts to adopt written policies to provide accommodations for lactation employees and students […]

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R-III meeting the need for lactation rooms in schools

John Rohlf, editor Later this month, the Warren County R-III School Board will consider a lactation support policy in district buildings. The board, at its last meeting, voted on a policy regarding lactation activities. Missouri Bill 432, passed in 2021, requires school districts to adopt written policies to provide accommodations for lactation employees and students […]

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Breastfeeding challenges highlighted by local activists amid shortage of infant formula

As infant formula shortages continue to plague families and caregivers in New Mexico, many are feeling the stress and uncertainty about how they will feed their infants. The head of the US Food and Drug Administration told a Senate committee on Thursday that he expects there will be a surplus of infant formula available in […]

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Breastfeeding May Lower a Child’s Asthma Risk – Consumer Health News

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Breastfeeding can literally help your baby breathe easier, according to a new study that found that the longer an infant is exclusively breastfed, the less likely they are to develop asthma. “Breastfeeding for at least six months was the most protective but, importantly, it is likely that shorter […]

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Extending Breastfeeding Duration Linked to Lower Asthma Risk in Children – Consumer Health News

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Longer duration of exclusive breastfeeding may protect against childhood asthma, according to a study published online May 9 in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Keadrea Wilson, MD, of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center at Memphis, and colleagues studied the association between breastfeeding duration and childhood […]