Breastfeeding

Many women choose to breastfeed their babies due to the significant health benefits provided over infant formula for both baby and mother. Any amount of breastfeeding has positive effects and the longer a child is breastfed for, the longer the health benefits will last for both baby and mother.
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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Hollowed-out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

Hollowed-out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

Air pollution associated with infant mortality finds study

Air pollution associated with infant mortality finds study

Breast milk even more beneficial for baby if mother exercises regularly, finds study

Breast milk even more beneficial for baby if mother exercises regularly, finds study

Female reproductive organs not susceptible to direct SARS-CoV-2 infection

Female reproductive organs not susceptible to direct SARS-CoV-2 infection

SARS-CoV-2 in breast milk can be inactivated using Holder pasteurization

SARS-CoV-2 in breast milk can be inactivated using Holder pasteurization

New protocol to deliver optimal care for breastfeeding women with breast cancer

New protocol to deliver optimal care for breastfeeding women with breast cancer

Next-generation sequencing of COVID-19 virus offers powerful metagenomic data

Next-generation sequencing of COVID-19 virus offers powerful metagenomic data

Is it safe for SARS-CoV-2 positive mothers to breastfeed?

Is it safe for SARS-CoV-2 positive mothers to breastfeed?

Researchers assess harm reduction awareness among frequent cannabis users

Researchers assess harm reduction awareness among frequent cannabis users

Blood test could help doctors identify patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Blood test could help doctors identify patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Women and older adults still vastly underrepresented in cholesterol drug trials

Women and older adults still vastly underrepresented in cholesterol drug trials

New strategy promotes healthy lifestyle behaviors in obese, overweight women

New strategy promotes healthy lifestyle behaviors in obese, overweight women

Scant clinical research for pregnant and lactating women with COVID-19

Scant clinical research for pregnant and lactating women with COVID-19

NIH begins clinical study to evaluate hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19

NIH begins clinical study to evaluate hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19

ACTG initiates clinical trial to evaluate treatment for COVID-19

ACTG initiates clinical trial to evaluate treatment for COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and breastfed infants

Impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and breastfed infants

Born into a pandemic: Virus complicates births for moms and babies

Born into a pandemic: Virus complicates births for moms and babies

The benefits of breastfeeding during COVID-19 crisis

The benefits of breastfeeding during COVID-19 crisis

Breastmilk influences accumulation of viruses in the infant gut

Breastmilk influences accumulation of viruses in the infant gut

Should infants be separated from coronavirus infected mothers?

Should infants be separated from coronavirus infected mothers?