Breastfeeding

What is Breastfeeding?

Breast milk from the mother, or another lactating mother (in case of unwilling mothers and royalty), has nourished, protected and helped raise babies since time immemorial. Like all mammals humans possess mammary glands for the purpose of feeding their infants before they are ready for food from other sources.

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Novel parenting elective allows pediatric residents to spend more time with their babies

Novel parenting elective allows pediatric residents to spend more time with their babies

Association between HMO concentrations and infant weight, body composition

Association between HMO concentrations and infant weight, body composition

Maternal use of cosmetics containing parabens tied to child's future overweight

Maternal use of cosmetics containing parabens tied to child's future overweight

Oligosaccharide 2'FL in breast milk enhances cognitive development in babies

Oligosaccharide 2'FL in breast milk enhances cognitive development in babies

Study: Majority of new mothers do not comply with safe sleep recommendations

Study: Majority of new mothers do not comply with safe sleep recommendations

Telehealth interventions could lead to improved obstetric outcomes

Telehealth interventions could lead to improved obstetric outcomes

Study to evaluate safety of PrEP and dapivirine ring in pregnant women

Study to evaluate safety of PrEP and dapivirine ring in pregnant women

New clinical trial to examine the safety of dapivirine vaginal ring and PrEP in pregnant women

New clinical trial to examine the safety of dapivirine vaginal ring and PrEP in pregnant women

UMass Amherst study aims to develop new test for BRCA-positive lactating moms

UMass Amherst study aims to develop new test for BRCA-positive lactating moms

Study provides key insights into pregnant women's use of marijuana

Study provides key insights into pregnant women's use of marijuana

General anesthesia in cesarean delivery linked with increased risk of postpartum depression

General anesthesia in cesarean delivery linked with increased risk of postpartum depression

Research examines environmental exposures and increase in type 1 diabetes

Research examines environmental exposures and increase in type 1 diabetes

Study supports breastfeeding for mothers taking antiepileptic medications

Study supports breastfeeding for mothers taking antiepileptic medications

Having children and breastfeeding lowers risk of premature menopause

Having children and breastfeeding lowers risk of premature menopause

New HIV infections among gay and bisexual men in the UK fall by 71 percent

New HIV infections among gay and bisexual men in the UK fall by 71 percent

High intake of aluminum compounds can cause potential health risks

High intake of aluminum compounds can cause potential health risks

Timing is key: preventing infant SHIV infection by PEP

Timing is key: preventing infant SHIV infection by PEP

Maternal microbiota is a source of newborn immunity, shows study

Maternal microbiota is a source of newborn immunity, shows study

Breastfeeding mothers could naturally vaccinate their babies against malaria

Breastfeeding mothers could naturally vaccinate their babies against malaria

Experts release new recommendations on bedsharing to promote breastfeeding

Experts release new recommendations on bedsharing to promote breastfeeding