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Breastfeeding can be good for public health and the planet too

Opinion: Supporting mothers who want to breastfeed is good for public health and could also reduce emissions By Kian Mintz Woo, UDC; Aifé Long, UDC and Dr. Maeve Anne O’Connell, Fatima College of Health Sciences Breastfeeding is both a public health issue and an environmental justice issue. In public health terms, breastfeeding is associated with […]

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Many Benefits of Breastfeeding | American News

For years, new moms have been encouraged to breastfeed, because of the benefits it can bring to both mother and baby. Dr. Kamilah Dixon-Shambley, a physician of obstetrics and gynecology at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, says that while the decision to breastfeed is a personal decision, “I think every mother should […]

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Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy Collection

Description of the collection Breastfeeding offers many benefits to mothers and babies and is an essential contributor to health throughout life. Australian infant feeding guidelines recommend exclusive breastfeeding of infants until around 6 months of age, when solid foods are introduced, and continued breastfeeding until 12 months of age and beyond, if the mother and […]

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‘Baby-Friendly’ Practices at Miss Hospitals Have Reduced Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding | HealthCity

CHAMPS (Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices), a multi-year quality improvement program led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers, has resulted in increased breastfeeding rates in Mississippi hospitals and reduced inequities racial lines in breastfeeding initiation. The results, published in Pediatricsdemonstrate that the implementation of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, a set of practices and […]

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Olivia Munn battles guilt over breastfeeding challenges

When Olivia Munn was expecting her son, Malcolm, in late November, she likely took new-parent classes and read as much as possible about “breast is best,” the idea of ​​long-running public health campaigns that Breastfeeding is healthier for babies and mothers. As the “The Predator” actor explained on Instagram, she turned to bottle feeding after […]

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Georgia lactation license, a solution in search of a problem

Despite these medical guidelines, exclusive breastfeeding rates remain low. In 2011, 14.5% of Georgian mothers exclusively breastfed their newborns for six months. By 2018, that figure had risen to 24.3%. Two years later, when her daughter was born, Davis connected with the women of Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing […]

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Ministry of Health Guide to Maternal and Baby Health Benefits

Characteristics Janelle De Souza Sunday, February 6, 2022 Breastfeeding has health benefits for both baby and mother, advises the Department of Health. Photo taken from chicagotribune.com – A mother breastfeeding her child is one of the most natural things in the world, but for some it’s not the easiest. As such, the Department of Health […]

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Breastfeeding Myths | CraigDailyPress.com

Content provided by UCHealth Breastfeeding can be a great way to communicate with and nourish your baby. But it’s not always easy: sometimes it can be confusing, difficult and downright difficult. Bronwyn Ebner, registered nurse and lactation consultant at UCHealth Birth Center at Yampa Valley Medical Center, dispels common breastfeeding myths below. Myth 1: Breastfeeding […]

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Introducing… Lactation Consultants – Hamilton Health Sciences

Renee Hildahl, Camilla Aviss and Ruby Guevara are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants at McMaster University Medical Centre. One of the most important skills a new parent needs to learn is how to feed their baby. Our lactation consultants are here to do just that – they help families feed their newborn babies through breastfeeding […]

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Isotope techniques confirm link between awareness raising and increased breastfeeding rates, in study supported by IAEA and UNICEF

The IAEA-supported study was designed to assess the breastfeeding practices of Mauritanian mothers, six months after childbirth, to determine the amount of breastmilk and water from sources other than breast milk consumed by babies daily. (Photo: INRSP) “The Maternal Deuterium Oxide Technique provides a non-invasive method to objectively measure the amount of breast milk consumed […]

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Oh baby! GCSC unveils new lactation room for breastfeeding mothers

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Gulf Coast State College just made access to education a little easier for new moms. They recently unveiled their brand new lactation lounge. “We are thrilled,” said Denise Kenny, associate mother-child professor. “We’re really excited about it and can’t wait to see it in use.” Kenny said she and Sharon […]

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The loneliest lactation consultant in the world

Arj Rizvi’s breastfeeding journey had got off to a rocky start. She had just given birth to her first child, a son, and wanted to breastfeed. But after a few weeks of trying, her nipples had become painfully sore and she was concerned that she was producing enough milk to support the growth of her […]

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Lactation consultant helping moms achieve their breastfeeding goals

Lactation is an ancient adaptation perhaps 300 million years old. Each species of mammal has its own variety of milk and even each mother has its own variety. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant’s life, with continued breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond, is recognized as the “gold” standard […]

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Lactation Proclamation Promotes Aboriginal Breastfeeding | News

LANSING — Doodooshaaboo, or breastfeeding, is a traditional practice in the Anishinaabek culture, but today’s Indigenous mothers and babies have statistically one of the lowest rates of exclusive breastfeeding at six months of age in all races or ethnicities nationwide, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The organization recommends that babies be fed exclusively […]

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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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Invisible Labor in American Lactation Rooms

Jhe Longworth House lactation suite is majestic. Furnished with wood paneling and a patrician window curtain, it accommodates a refrigerator, sink, television and pumping stations equipped with hospital-grade breast pumps, armchairs, shelves, hangers, tissues and towels. wipes. The suite, one of many created in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in 2007 at the instigation […]

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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 […]