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Commercialization of infant formula disrupts breastfeeding goals

[Lagos] Formula manufacturers continue to defy international regulations and target health centers to market their products, WHO says study on formula marketing and its impact on breastfeeding programming. This practice is particularly prevalent in developing countries such as Nigeria and the South, where television marketing is less popular and where formula companies target health workers. […]

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Africa: Commercialization of infant formula disrupts breastfeeding goals

Lagos – Formula companies continue to defy international regulations and target health centers to market their products, says WHO study on formula marketing and its impact on breastfeeding programming. This practice is particularly prevalent in developing countries such as Nigeria and the South, where television marketing is less popular and formula companies target health workers. […]

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New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend breastfeeding for at least 2 years

NEW YORK — New guidelines from health officials change the recommended period for breastfed babies. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its advice for mothers to extend breastfeeding for two years or more. Before, the recommendation was for one year. CBS2’s Nick Caloway spoke with experts and moms about the changes and challenges. “Everyone […]

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Baker offers free lactation cookies to help mums cope with formula shortage

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Nikita Ford, a Richmond Public Schools teacher, fulfilled a lifelong dream in 2021 when she opened Sweets by Keet Bakery in Henrico’s West End. “When I became a small business owner, the one thing I said I had to do was change. Be a light to a lot of people,” Ford […]

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Audrey Roloff gets real about postpartum lactation in an Instagram post

Audrey Roloff realizes one of her postpartum struggles. (Photo via Instagram @audreyroloff) Audrey Rolloff let fans step into postpartum life. On Monday, the “Little People, Big World” star shared a video with his over 1.5 million Instagram followers, revealing an ongoing thing that’s been going on since the birth of his 8-month-old son, Radley. In […]

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Audrey Roloff gets aware of postpartum lactation in an Instagram post

Audrey Roloff realizes one of her postpartum struggles. (Photo via Instagram @audreyroloff) Audrey Rolloff let fans step into postpartum life. On Monday, the “Little People, Big World” star shared a video with his over 1.5 million Instagram followers, revealing an ongoing thing that’s been going on since the birth of his 8-month-old son, Radley. In […]

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New York law guarantees breastfeeding rooms at the airport

Private breastfeeding spaces are now mandatory at all New York airports. On July 6, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation that will ensure some New York airports have private nursing-friendly spaces behind the airport security screening area so mothers can breastfeed their child. And while there are plenty of breastfeeding struggles moms have to […]

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Certified Lactation Consultant Provides Breastfeeding Support to Oswego Health Mothers – Oswego County Today

Oswego Health Maternity Service, Amy Ilardi, RN, is a Certified Lactation Consultant. Photo provided by Oswego Health. OSWEGO – Breastfeeding has many health benefits for mothers and babies, but it can sometimes be difficult – both emotionally and physically. A lactation consultant is often a source of emotional support and encouragement, as the first weeks […]

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Impact of the flavor of lactation diets on the performance of sows and litters

Maximizing the feed intake of lactating sows is important to improve litter growth performance and minimize sow weight loss. The performance of sows during lactation can be limited by feed consumption due to reduced appetite, especially in the early post-farrowing period. Many factors influence food intake, including environment and diet composition. Increased diet palatability may […]

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Toronto Baker launches The Lactation Cookie Company for breastfeeding mothers

Toronto baker and mother Lisa Sanguedolce has just launched a tasty and useful product for breastfeeding mothers. Lisa is the founder of The Lactation Cookie Companya new line of cookies made with ingredients called “galactagogues” that promote milk production in breastfeeding mothers, such as brewer’s yeast, flaxseed and oatmeal. It’s not Lisa’s first business – […]

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Janine Gard: Breastfeeding – how you can support your partner

Fathers can do many things with their newborns to support their partner. Janine Gard is a qualified birth educator (2005) and founder of the Bellies to Babies prenatal and postnatal classes. She has helped over 3700 parents prepare mentally, emotionally and physically for their journey to parenthood and loves what she does. This week, Janine […]

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Plan of lactation rooms approved by the R-III School Board

John Rohlf, editor The Warren County R-III School Board has approved a plan to designate a room in each school district building as an exclusive lactation support room. Missouri Bill 432, passed in 2021, requires school districts to adopt written policies to provide accommodations for lactating employees and students to express breast milk, breastfeed a […]

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Research Shows How Breastfeeding Provides Immune Benefits

When infants breastfeed, they receive an immune boost that helps them fight off infectious diseases, according to a recent study by Katherine Wander, associate professor of anthropology at Binghamton University. She is the senior author of “Tradeoffs in Milk Immunity Affect the Risk of Childhood Infectious Diseases”, published in June in Evolution, medicine and public […]

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Is it safe to get a tattoo while breastfeeding?

When your baby is finally born, after nine (uh, 10) long, long month—something is happening. Between leaky breasts, exhaustion and labor pains, a beautiful love for your child is imprinted in your heart. And the logical sequence? Printing your skin by getting a tattoo! It’s a fun way to express undying love for your newborn. […]

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Lactation Expert Explains New Breastfeeding Guidelines That Reduce Health Risks

New breastfeeding guidelines show there are many benefits for mother and child, but there is now pressure to create broader support. New breastfeeding guidelines show there are many benefits for mother and child, but there is now pressure to create broader support. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for the first six months of […]

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Lactation expert on breastmilk donation

NEW BRAUFNELS, Texas — Shawna Baker is a working mom. For her, breastfeeding was no small feat. “I didn’t have the lactation support that I would have liked for myself,” Baker said.. “And I didn’t feel as supported and I certainly didn’t have the knowledge.” Baker’s first child was a NICU baby. Not wanting to […]

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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 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 […]

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Groove Music stimulates the brain; Breastfeeding and Cognition; Delirium and future dementia

Groovy beats that make people want to move to the music improve cognitive performance by stimulating the prefrontal cortex. (Scientific reports) Spermidine supplements did not improve memory and biomarkers compared to a placebo for people with subjective cognitive decline, a clinical trial showed. (Open JAMA Network) Investigation tegoprubart showed dose-dependent target engagement and biomarker response […]

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Shortage of infant formula compounds stress of breastfeeding difficulties

First-time mom Liz Lockerman prepared for breastfeeding by taking classes, reading books and practicing different baby-holding positions. She even bought a freezer for the basement, in anticipation of building a supply of frozen breast milk for her return to work. But nothing went as planned after the birth of his daughter, Sophie. They struggled so […]

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Reviews | Breastfeeding is not a ‘free’ solution to the shortage of infant formula

Adjust the salary slider to see the value of your time if you were to breastfeed for six months. Median annual salary of women in the United States $49,000 $15,000 $200,000 Each woman’s experience is unique. Below, I describe how my expenses and the cost of my time break down month by month. Just some […]

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Nursing Accessories Market Size, Scope and Forecast

New Jersey, United States – The latest study published on theBreastfeeding Accessories Market“with market size, share, trend and forecast to 2029.” The market study covers important research data and development resource materials for managers, analysts, industry experts, and other competitors. This report investigation helps market players to make better decisions and understand the market growth […]

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Shortage of infant formula sparks calls for more breastfeeding support

Parents scramble to find formula. Factories are working around the clock to do more. And military cargo planes are forms of air transport from abroad. Often overlooked, however, in the race to fill the void left by the closure of a major formula plant due to suspicion of contamination is the most natural alternative: breast […]

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Formula crisis highlights barriers to breastfeeding in southern states

Despite the efforts made in recent weeks by the federal government to resolve the shortage of infant formulaparents still struggle to find formula. The Food and Drug Administration announcement this week that nearly two million boxes of infant formula from a UK-based company would arrive in the US in the coming days. Abbott Laboratories – […]

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Formula crisis highlights obstacles to breastfeeding in southern states

Despite the efforts made in recent weeks by the federal government to resolve the shortage of infant formulaparents still struggle to find formula. The Food and Drug Administration announcement this week that nearly two million boxes of infant formula from a UK-based company would arrive in the US in the coming days. Abbott Laboratories – […]

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Lactation specialists provide breastfeeding support during formula shortage

The national shortage of infant formula puts many families in a difficult position. Some even rethink their baby’s feeding plan. While breastfeeding is normal and natural, it’s a personal choice, it’s not always easy, and it’s not for everyone. There is a lot to learn about breastfeeding. Information and support from your healthcare team can […]

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Villagers find workshop on food security and breastfeeding useful

More than 200 people residing in 90 villages in Kampong Thom province have found the workshop on food security and breastfeeding useful to them. The workshop was led by the government, RACHA and relevant experts. It was funded by GIZ – as a multi-sectoral Food and Nutrition Security Project (MUSEFO) which focused on tackling malnutrition […]

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Daily Dose – Atrium Health lactation consultant saves mother’s breastfeeding journey

Something didn’t feel right. At Ashley Hilton her son John was fussy and had trouble eating and feeling satisfied. “He never seemed satisfied. I guessD maybe it was colic. She knew she needed help. After her first pregnancy, Ashley soughyou advice from a lactation consultant who suggested weighted foods; when from the mother measure their […]

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Lactation specialist offers support during formula shortage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Amid the nationwide shortage of infant formula, local breastfeeding specialists say more and more people are now calling with questions about breastfeeding. Emily Stewart of Nashville is a mother of two children. Stewart had no problem breastfeeding her first child. However, breastfeeding her 4-week-old son, Miles, has been a challenge. “I […]

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For black mothers, breastfeeding isn’t always an option

Photo: Kingspirit Image Room (Shutterstock) Since February, the country has experienced a shortage of infant formula prompted by the FDA to shut down a Michigan plant due to a recall of three brands of powdered formula. Across the country, families are struggling to find formula in their local stores as the federal government tries desperately […]

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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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why breastfeeding is not an easy alternative

BOISE, Idaho — In light of the national formula shortage, many people have made remarks suggesting parents “just breastfeed their babies instead.” In short, it’s not that simple, especially for families with food allergies. “These families often can’t choose another formula,” said Free to Feed co-founder Trillyte Paullin. “They only have one formula, or a […]

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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 may boost a child’s brain power, study finds – Consumer Health News

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Breastfeeding has long been thought to help increase a child’s IQ, but other factors such as the mother’s level of education and/or social status could also be responsible for part of this benefit. Now, a new study shows that babies who were breastfed for six months or more […]

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“All in Breastfeeding”: An approach to improving breastfeeding support at the Rainbow Center for Women and Children

This article was originally published here Health promotion practice. May 2022 25:15248399221096414. doi: 10.1177/15248399221096414. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT It has been well documented in the literature that breastfeeding has many benefits for mothers and their infants. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life and continued […]

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What impacts a woman’s contraceptive decisions while breastfeeding?

The qualitative study in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirthstresses the need to support women who cannot breastfeed and to educate women on the benefits of contraception for the newborn. “Women routinely receive breastfeeding and contraceptive counseling throughout their antenatal and postpartum care, but little is published about patients’ priorities, desires, and experiences with this peripartum counseling,” […]

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Lactation consultant Tina Vettel teaches moms twice a week at Grand Island Regional | Grand Island Local News

Twice a week, Tina Vettel has a good time with new moms who share advice, friendship and assurances. The women meet Monday mornings and Thursday evenings at the Grand Island Regional Medical Center, where Vettel serves as a lactation consultant. The support group is called “Watch Me Grow”. Vettel helps new mothers learn more about […]

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Families seek help from lactation counselors amid shortage of infant formula

Doctors and healthcare professionals are struggling to manage the current shortage of formula and the importance of postnatal care and education. Lactation Consultant and Head of Boram’s Postnatal Retreat, Melissa Kotlenjoined Gaelle Guyardo the host of the national health and wellness show Bloom with postnatal care and education tips that are essential for new moms […]

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Bette Midler Bombs Breastfeeding

“Try breastfeeding!” What’s wrong with that? In response to the formula shortage crisis, on May 12, actress and singer Bette Midler tweeted, “TRY BREASTFEEDING! It’s free and available on demand. Within seconds, the world of formula-feeding parents went crazy. Was she suggesting that new mothers who desperately need formula should be able to breastfeed as […]

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Chester County Hospital recognized for excellence in lactation care

Image via Chester County Hospital. From left to right: Robin Frees, Michele Quigley and Colleen Hurley. In December, Chester County Hospital was named Best Hospital for Maternity Care by US News and World Reportand now he has been recognized for his excellence in lactation care. The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and the […]

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A mixed-methods study on the association of six-month predominant breastfeeding with socioecological factors and COVID-19 in experienced breastfeeding women in Hong Kong

This article was originally published here Int Breastfeed J. 2022 May 21;17(1):40. doi: 10.1186/s13006-022-00484-7. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, various breastfeeding policies have been implemented in Hong Kong, including changes to perinatal guidelines in government hospitals, adoption of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), providing guidelines for the marketing of infant formula, criminalizing discrimination […]

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Extending the duration of exclusive breastfeeding seems protective against childhood asthma

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World Breastfeeding Protection Day – PAHO/WHO

Join us on Friday May 20for the World Breastfeeding Protection Day webinar to discuss the impact of the marketing of breastmilk substitutes on infant feeding decisions and the progress and challenges of implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes in countries. How to participate DATE: Friday May 20, 2022. TIME: 10:00 – 00:00 […]

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Chester County Hospital wins award for excellence in lactation care – Daily Local

WEST CHESTER – Chester County Hospital Maternity Unit continues to be nationally recognized as the best hospital for maternity care. In December, the hospital was named Best Hospital for Maternity Care by US News & World Report among other national recognitions and is now recognized for excellence in lactation care. The International Board of Lactation […]

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A lactation expert helps moms increase their milk in times of shortage

CLEVELAND — As store shelves remain empty in the infant formula aisles, some new moms are seeking help from lactation specialists to see if they can increase the amount of milk their bodies produce. What do you want to know Some mothers seek medical help to start breastfeeding again Doctors say it’s possible to re-lactrate […]

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The solution to formula shortages doesn’t call for more breastfeeding

Placeholder while loading article actions The United States is suffering from severe infant formula shortages – the nationwide stock-out rate has reached 43%. The shortage has alarmed parents and left some begging for help on social media. But instead of offering help, many instead insulted and blamed mothers, ridiculing them as inadequate parents for not […]

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Capital Health Wins Third Consecutive Award for Excellence in Lactation Services

HOPEWELL, NJ, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Capital Health was recently recognized by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) for excellence in lactation care. For the third consecutive time, lactation services at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell received the IBCLC Care Award for its work […]

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Families seek help with lactation due to shortage of infant formula

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As parents continue to find ways to feed their babies amid a national infant formula shortagesome families have started using lactation consultants. Lactation consultants help families with a variety of barriers they may face while breastfeeding. Consultants can help mothers with insufficient or excessive breast milk intake, feeding plans, and help […]

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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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FDA working to advance real-world data collection on pregnancy and breastfeeding

Posted May 16, 2022 | By Mary Ellen Schneider Sara Head, PhD, FDA Office of Women’s Health The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working on ways to facilitate greater use of real-world data (RWD) to help understand the safety and effectiveness of drugs used during pregnancy and pregnancy. feeding with milk. Despite the […]

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Bette Midler freaked out over breastfeeding remark following formula shortage

Singer and actress Bette Midler received a round of boos on Twitter Inc. TWTR after proposing the idea that American women affected by the current shortage of infant formula should turn to breastfeeding. What happened: Midler replied to a tweet by MSNBC host Stephanie Ruehlewho observed, “The shortage of infant formula reveals an astonishing secret […]

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The TSA has apologized to the breastfeeding mother who told her she was not allowed to bring ice packs on a plane to keep her breast milk cold

The Transportation Security Administration has apologized for an incident earlier this week when a nursing mother said she was prevented from carrying ice packs on a plane that she needed to keep her breast milk cool. “The screening process she received unfortunately did not meet our standards,” said R. Carter Langston, a TSA spokesperson. The […]

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Bette Midler’s breastfeeding tweet upsets moms amid formula crisis

Amid a worsening nationwide infant formula shortage, Bette Midler tweeted what she seemed to think was a simple, no-nonsense solution to parents’ struggle to feed their hungry infants. The outspoken film and theater star declared Thursday night moms should just “TRY BREASTFEEDING.” It’s free and available on demand. The question of whether breastfeeding really is […]

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Five Breastfeeding Secrets Every New Mom Should Know

Actor Neha Dhupia has always spoken about the rights, issues and struggles that new mothers face, their health and the freedom to choose how and where they want to feed their babies. Her breastfeeding and parenting initiative – where they discuss all things parenting fears and issues – is called “Freedom To Feed”, and a […]

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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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New research shows correlation between breastfeeding and lower risk of heart disease

The health benefits of breastfeeding for babies have been well documented for decades. Babies who are breastfed have a lower risk asthma, obesity, type 1 diabetes and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Breastfed babies are also less likely to suffer from ear infections and stomach bugs. But breastfeeding mothers enjoy the health benefits as well. […]

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New York State Law Would Strengthen Employee Breastfeeding Rights in the Workplace | Epstein Becker & Green

The New York State Legislature passed S4844-B (the “Act”) on May 3, 2022, which would expand the rights of employed nurses to express breast milk in the workplace. Under current New York law, employers must provide employees with reasonable break times and make reasonable efforts to provide space for employees to express breast milk. Like […]

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Mums rethink feeding plans as formula shortage worsens

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — The worsening baby formula shortage is hitting many families, and breastfeeding parents are no exception. The latest report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more than 80% of Wisconsin mothers start breastfeeding. Wanda Rott, Lactation Specialist at Froedtert, teaches new moms how to breastfeed their babies. […]

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Emily Calandrelli denounces the TSA for her terrible breastfeeding experience

Emily Calandrelli, star of Netflix’s popular children’s show Emily’s wonderful laboratory, shares the details of an overwhelming experience as a breastfeeding mother at LAX. Calandrelli, mother of a toddler and 10-week-old baby, says she was ‘humiliated’ by two male TSA agents when they told her she was not allowed to bring ice packs on her […]

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Information on medications during pregnancy and lactation for the health care provider – 05/11/2022

On this page Date: May 11, 2022 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET Image The Office of Women’s Health is hosting a webinar in collaboration with CDER’s Maternal and Pediatric Health Division titled: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medication Information for the Health Care Provider. This webinar will discuss the FDA’s current pregnancy and lactation labeling […]

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Breastfeeding associated with better maternal mental health outcomes

Scientists from the University of Massachusetts in the United States recently found that breastfeeding is associated with an overall improvement in maternal mental health. However, difficulties experienced while breastfeeding, or a mismatch between feeding expectations and reality, can negatively impact mothers’ mental health outcomes. The review was recently published in the Women’s Health Journal. Study: […]

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Lactation counselors look at solutions to formula shortages

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – According to the Infant Nutrition Council of America, 60% of parents said include formula milk in their infant’s diet during the first six months of life. It can totally or partially replace breast milk in an infant’s diet. Once they are past 6 months, the need for formula milk may increase. […]

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Breastfeeding and Its Association with Early Childhood Cavities – An Umbrella Review

This article was originally published here J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2022 Mar 1;46(2):75-85. doi: 10.17796/1053-4625-46.2.1. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To systematically appraise systematic reviews and meta-analyses investigating the association of breastfeeding with ECC. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic search was performed of MEDLINE® (PubMed), EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Database, OVID, the Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews […]

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How a breastfeeding company changed its approach to gender inclusion

The field of branding and advertising is undergoing a powerful shift towards inclusive representation and moving away from a gender binary. From fashion designers and retailers using a beautiful array of designs to the rise of clothing brands that are “gender fluidcompanies are celebrating a wider range of human bodies and experiences than ever before. […]

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Breastfeeding, lactation and the changing nature of breast milk

Motherhood piqued my interest and gave me yet another reason to delve into the science behind breastmilk. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that breast milk manages to provide the nutrients necessary for the development of a child during the first months of life. Although breastfeeding is a natural process, it is not always an […]

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Ashley Graham shares tandem breastfeeding photo on Insta

On the Friday before Mother’s Day, model Ashley Graham shared a beautifully intimate photo of herself breastfeeding her two twins – Malachi and Roman, born January 7, 2022 – at the same time, with perhaps the best twin mum caption of all time: “Double fisting.” We can’t even contain our joy at seeing those adorable […]

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U.S. Birth and Breastfeeding Trend Statistics – Orange County Register

modern motherhood For Mother’s Day, we take a look at trends in birth rates and breastmilk substitutes in the United States and around the world. How many moms are there in the United States? The census indicates that there are about 85 million. Statistics from recent years: According to figures from February Nation’s Vital Statistics […]

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How Canadian Lactation Cookies Made Their Way to International Markets

Lisa Sanguedolce, owner of Le Dolci Bakery & Culinary Classroom, pictured in Toronto on April 26 with a new line of cookies she produces.Peter Power/The Globe and Mail Shortly after the birth of her son in 2018, Toronto bakery owner Lisa Sanguedolce crossed the Canada-US border to buy lactation cookies from US retail giant Target. […]

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Assessing the Impact of a Statewide Effort to Improve Breastfeeding Rates: A RE-AIM Evaluation of CHAMPS in Mississippi

This article was originally published here Mother Child Nutr. May 4, 2022:e13370. doi: 10.1111/mcn.13370. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Communities and Hospitals Advance Maternity Practices (CHAMPS) is a public health initiative, operating in Mississippi since 2014, to improve maternal and child health practices and reduce racial disparities in breastfeeding. Using the reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation […]

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Do EFAs in lactation diets impact sow and litter performance?

When nutritionists think of extra fats, Julia Holen says they most often think of them as a source of energy, but they also provide essential fatty acids (EFAs), primarily linoleic acid (LA) and linoleic acid. alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), to the animal. . “From the literature, we know it can influence the composition of colostrum and […]