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Pasco, Citrus, Hernando and WIC Ministries of Health Recognize World Breastfeeding Week

PASCO COUNTY, Florida. – The Florida Department of Health in Pasco, Citrus, and Hernando Counties and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2022 August 1-7 . This year’s theme is Intensify Breastfeeding: Educate and Support. The Florida Department of Health in Pasco, Citrus, and Hernando Counties […]

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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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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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Exclusive breastfeeding? Yes. Effective breastfeeding? No. What to do ? -Governance now

An IAS officer writes about a project that improves weight gain in babies in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra Our hearts almost skipped a beat when we heard the success story of Community Health Worker (CHO) Dr. Sandeep Kakuste with baby Pinki Lakhan Patil, who was born underweight in a brick oven. Pinki weighed 1.7 kg […]

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Duration of breastfeeding has modest effect on child cognition – Consumer Health News

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Associations between breastfeeding duration and cognitive scores persist after adjusting for socioeconomic factors and maternal cognitive ability, though the effect is modest, a published study finds. online May 25 in PLOS ONE. Reneé Pereyra-Elías, MD, of the University of Oxford in the UK, and colleagues assessed whether the […]

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Breastfeeding mother shares her humiliating experience with airport security

Traveling without your baby for the first time can be difficult. And if you’re breastfeeding, it can be even harder, as you have to pump milk every few hours to get enough of it from your body, to avoid a huge amount of discomfort, and to prevent the risk of infection. But for Emily Calandrelli, […]

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A Note on Defending Breastfeeding During a Formula Shortage

By now, you’ve probably seen news stories about the shortage of formula in the United States. ability of manufacturers to meet demand. The shortage is causing intense stress for formula-dependent families as retailers resort to rationing purchases and customers find store shelves empty of big-name brands. It really is a crisis. And sadly, some breastfeeding […]

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The Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee will host a webinar on breastfeeding and the benefits for little preemies on April 20

Photo of the breast milk bank Murfreesboro, TN – The Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee (MMBTN) invites the public to participate in a webinar on Wednesday, April 20 at 11:00 a.m. CST from Dr. Janet Colson, RD of Middle Tennessee State University and Dr. Susan Campbell, Executive Director of MMBTN. Colson will discuss the nutritional […]

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Michelle Branch defends breastfeeding in public: Twitter – SheKnows

Michelle Branch makes sure everyone knows that she doesn’t have time to deal with moms, especially when they’re moms themselves. On March 15, Branch tweeted twice, explaining a shocking situation where another mother shamed him for breastfeeding her newborn daughter Willie on a park bench. Related story Michelle Branch’s Breastfeeding selfie shows adorable newborn daughter […]

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Nursing mom says to leave Lush store in Montreal area mall

A Montreal-area mother is speaking out after she was asked to leave a Lush cosmetics store last week for breastfeeding her son. “It was incredibly embarrassing for me,” Aella Morad, the mother of two young children, said of what happened. While waiting for a prepaid pick-up order at the Lush cosmetics store in the Fairview […]

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Review of the impact of COVID-19 on exclusive breastfeeding in Kenya and beyond

February 14, 2022 By Robert A. Poarch Dr. Scott Ickes Scott Ickes, PhD, has a unique perspective on the impact of COVID-19. A graduate of the Gillings School of Global Public Health (Nutrition and Epidemiology, 2010), Ickes has worked for four years on a National Institutes of Health research project that allows him to live […]

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UCLA study shows COVID not spread through breastfeeding – Daily News

There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted from mother to child through breastfeeding, according to findings released today by UCLA researchers. The study conducted by UCLA Health and published in the journal Pediatric Research found no evidence of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through breast milk from recently infected mothers. Milk samples from 110 breastfeeding […]

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UCLA study shows COVID isn’t spread through breastfeeding – Press Enterprise

There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted from mother to child through breastfeeding, according to findings released today by UCLA researchers. The study conducted by UCLA Health and published in the journal Pediatric Research found no evidence of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through breast milk from recently infected mothers. Milk samples from 110 breastfeeding […]

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WIC Louisiana Partnership with Pacify Health Expands Access to Breastfeeding Support Services

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) – Unlimited, 24/7 access to infant feeding support is now available to the 50,000 women and infants served by Louisiana WIC, through a partnership with Pacify Health. This expands Louisiana’s ongoing work to improve participants’ breastfeeding duration rates. The partnership with Pacify supports the Louisiana WIC program’s mission to improve health equity […]

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Nursing mothers pass COVID antibodies to infants

AMHERST – Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have found further evidence that women vaccinated against COVID-19 pass anti-coronavirus antibodies to their children through their breast milk. The study was published in November in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ peer-reviewed journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and it found the first evidence of antibodies […]

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Viral Video Of A Woman Nursing A Cat In Flight Has An Incredible Story Behind It

December 26, 2021 3:00 PM EST Viral Video Of A Woman Nursing A Cat In Flight Has An Incredible Story Behind It The Internet – A virality video of a young woman breastfeeding a cat on a plane accumulates millions of views on the the Internet, but is it just pulling the fur over people’s […]

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Breastfeeding can chase away the baby blues

ST. LOUIS — According to the CDC, between 11% and 20% of women who give birth each year in the United States have symptoms of postpartum depression, which is the greatest risk factor for maternal suicide and infanticide. But a new study suggests that breastfeeding may statistically reduce the risk of postpartum depression. Dabney Vaccaro […]

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Pregnant, breastfeeding or trying? Here’s what COVID-19 means for you

As the United States continues to see low vaccination rates among pregnant women, UC San Diego Health experts take a look at the latest research Learn more about Faniel and our experts in the latest episode of UC San Diego Health’s N Equals One podcast. As the holidays and winter approach, concerns about COVID-19 infections […]

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Morgantown couple charged with child neglect; mom stoned while breastfeeding

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A couple have been charged after deputies found a woman “drugged while nursing” in Morgantown. On Nov. 7, deputies from the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a residence in View Crest Village in reference to a call of an ongoing physical domestic dispute, according to a criminal complaint. ashley rich […]

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Breastfeeding by mothers who have had COVID may help protect newborn – Consumer Health News

THURSDAY, Nov. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Mothers who had COVID-19 when they gave birth may help boost their babies’ budding immunity to the virus by breastfeeding, a small study has found. It is well known that breast milk contains certain maternal antibodies that can help protect infants against infection as their own immune system […]

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COVID Pandemic Pushes CT Breastfeeding Services Online

Kathryn Phillips gave birth to her son in 2019, spending the first few months bonding with other new mums at a breastfeeding support group in Guilford. But when her baby was six months old, the pandemic hit, shutting down much of the state and moving her group, and many other aspects of life, online. “It’s […]

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DOH-Miami-Dade and Partners Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month with 2021 BreastfeedMIAMI and The Art of Breastfeeding

Miami, Florida – In recognition of National Breastfeeding Month, the Florida Department of Health’s WIC program in Miami-Dade County and local partners will host 2021 BreastfeedMIAMI. This year’s theme— Breastfeeding: at every stage emphasizes the importance of ‘continuity of care’, emphasizing that breastfeeding is the foundation of good health throughout life for mothers, fathers and […]

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Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Suggests ‘Breastfeeding’, ‘Father’s Milk’ in New Guidelines

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine has released guidelines that suggest using terms such as “breastfeeding”, “breastfeeding” and “parents’ milk” to promote what it calls “gender-neutral language”. . The ABM’s position statement on “Infant Feeding and Breastfeeding Language and Gender,” co-authored by eight physicians and the academy, said “using a asexual or non-sexist language is appropriate […]

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Breastfeeding and alcohol: do they mix?

Because August is National Breastfeeding Month, we have a cover story about it. AT Contemporary OB/GYN®, our editorial meetings include an analysis of the top performing articles in online metrics. One that is consistently at the top is the 2018 article titled “Alcohol and breastfeeding: what are the risks?”1 We wanted to dig deeper and […]

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WHO dispels misconceptions about breastfeeding in the medical community

August 05, 2021 4 minute read Source/Disclosures Source: Healio Interview Disclosures: Healio Primary Care was unable to confirm relevant financial information for Fore, Grummer-Strawn and Tedros at the time of publication. ADD A SUBJECT TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are published on Please provide your email address to receive an email […]

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DOH-Pasco and WIC recognize World Breastfeeding Week

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2021 from August 1-7, 2021. The theme for this year is Protecting Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility. DOH-Pasco observes World Breastfeeding Week by participating in the West Coast Breastfeeding Task […]

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Destigmatizing Asian American breastfeeding is the focus of photo exhibits in Temple City and downtown LA – Pasadena Star News

Amanda Reyes chose to breastfeed her children despite the stigma her family associates with it. Reyes, a Filipino American and resident of Porter Ranch, received scorn from her mother because in the Philippines only low-income mothers breastfeed their children. It was a question of status. To-wen Tseng, 39, with her son, Jasper, 1, is the […]

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Supporters celebrate World Breastfeeding Week from August 1-7

LAS CRUCES — Vivikka Peña, 32, a cosmetologist at Arroyo Salon in Las Cruces, struggled to breastfeed her now 6-month-old son Gaidge, but she refused to give up. Peña’s son was born with infantile jaundice, a common condition in newborns that causes a yellow discoloration of the baby’s skin and eyes. “We were in the […]