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Private breastfeeding specialist, MelaMama, offers breastfeeding support

INDIANAPOLIS — Sierra Woods says she’s the only black lactation and breastfeeding specialist in private practice in Indianapolis. Woods is a registered nurse (RN) and a internationally certified lactation consultant. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Woods is a breastfeeding mother of two who says supporting and advocating for breastfeeding is her calling in life. “It […]

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The Lactation Gap: Disparities in Maternal Health

As members of our health system struggle to correct systemic inequities, addressing disparities in maternal care outcomes should be ground zero. A recent Commonwealth Fund report found that among developed countries, the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate. Maternal care issues are worse for black women who are three times more likely than […]

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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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Breastfeeding lowers risk of dying from heart attack or stroke, study finds

Breastfeeding has long been linked to a wide range of health benefits for new mothers, including a lower risk of developing heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. new study published in January 2022 in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests that even a brief period of breastfeeding […]

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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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Proposed law would add breastfeeding supplies and support to list of FEMA-approved expenses

Reach shows COVID-19 vaccine is safe for pregnant women Pregnant women are considered at high risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Northwestern Medicine’s Dr. Jeffery Goldstein joined Good Day Chicago to explain why the vaccine is safe for pregnant women and how it can protect an unborn baby. CHICAGO – Two Illinois congressmen are seeking to […]

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Oswego Health Encourages Breastfeeding Among Working Moms New Renovated Lactation Room at Oswego Hospital | Family and relationships

OSWEGO – As one of the fastest growing segments of the American workforce, the contributions of working mothers are essential to a strong economy. Yet working mothers can also struggle to balance their career and work demands with their childbearing plans and caregiving. As the largest health system in Oswego County, Oswego Health certainly understands […]

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Breastfeeding can protect a mother’s heart years later

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Chloe Jo Davis is a strong breastfeeding advocate. The Wilton, Connecticut-based writer breastfed her three sons for years to ensure they got all the benefits associated with the practice. “Breastfeeding helps boost children’s immune systems and ward off colds, viruses, ear infections and stomach bugs, and that’s more […]

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Breastfeeding tips for mothers with diabetes

Some pregnant women may develop high blood sugar during the latter part of pregnancy, even if they did not have the disease earlier. This is called gestational diabetes. It is very important to control blood sugar levels in these patients because people with gestational diabetes are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in […]

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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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VA provides lactation services to veteran parents

Deciding whether to breastfeed or breastfeed is a very personal decision that many parents make in their lifetime. There are many health benefits associated with lactation and providing breast milk to infants. Seventy-nine percent of female veterans breastfeed their infants until at least four weeks after delivery. He is advised breastfeeding/breastfeeding for at least the […]

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Lactation Specialists Help New Moms Reach Their Breastfeeding Goals

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital helps mothers breastfeed their babies because of the many benefits for both mother and baby. For infants, breastfeeding can reduce their risk of infections, sudden infant death syndrome, diabetes, obesity, asthma and allergies, and certain cancers. For mothers, breastfeeding helps with weight loss and lowers the risk of certain cancers, […]

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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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Lactation Specialists Help New Moms Overcome Breastfeeding Barriers

The WHO has stated that universal breastfeeding can save 820,000 lives each year. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi have some of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the country, according to the CDC. This is why the work done by lactation specialists is important as they try to encourage and educate new moms about […]

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Lactation resources are helping more parents during the pandemic

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Feeding your child can be a very personal and bonding experience, whether through breastfeeding or bottle-feeding. Although we’ve made strides in making breastfeeding a more accessible option, experts say we still have room to grow. “It’s a process, and our culture doesn’t make it easy,” said Kathy Leeper, medical director of […]

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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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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 […]