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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Pilot survey provides data on the unique needs of new fathers

Pilot survey provides data on the unique needs of new fathers

Study finds no proof of recently infected mothers transmitting SARS-CoV-2 through breastmilk

Study finds no proof of recently infected mothers transmitting SARS-CoV-2 through breastmilk

Analyzing milk produced after maternal COVID-19 diagnosis for the presence of SARS-CoV-2

Analyzing milk produced after maternal COVID-19 diagnosis for the presence of SARS-CoV-2

Breastfeeding linked to reduced cardiovascular disease risk in mothers

Breastfeeding linked to reduced cardiovascular disease risk in mothers

Study reveals widespread impact of COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and newborn care in Europe

Study reveals widespread impact of COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and newborn care in Europe

Vaccinated mothers transfer SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to their breastfed infants

Vaccinated mothers transfer SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to their breastfed infants

Study adds new evidence supporting the safety of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy

Study adds new evidence supporting the safety of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy

Victims of domestic abuse to be given longer time to report the offense to the police

Victims of domestic abuse to be given longer time to report the offense to the police

Study illustrates the impact of COVID-19 on breastfeeding

Study illustrates the impact of COVID-19 on breastfeeding

Researchers review transmission, origin, pathogenesis, animal model and diagnosis of Zika virus

Researchers review transmission, origin, pathogenesis, animal model and diagnosis of Zika virus

WHO announces new commitments to accelerate progress on 2025 nutrition targets

WHO announces new commitments to accelerate progress on 2025 nutrition targets

International guidelines may lead to over-diagnosis of cow's milk allergy in children

International guidelines may lead to over-diagnosis of cow's milk allergy in children

Disparities in maternal mental health during COVID-19

Disparities in maternal mental health during COVID-19

Antipsychotic drugs associated with increase in risk of breast cancer

Antipsychotic drugs associated with increase in risk of breast cancer

Immune cells play a much larger role in the onset of allergies than previously thought

Immune cells play a much larger role in the onset of allergies than previously thought

New assessment finds 40% of the adults to be obese or overweight

New assessment finds 40% of the adults to be obese or overweight

Directly addressing falsehoods could help debunk health misinformation

Directly addressing falsehoods could help debunk health misinformation

Review launched into impact of potential bias in the design and use of medical devices

Review launched into impact of potential bias in the design and use of medical devices

Long-term Pfizer vaccine-elicited SARS-CoV-2 antibody profile in breast milk

Long-term Pfizer vaccine-elicited SARS-CoV-2 antibody profile in breast milk

Study reveals ways to debunk highly prevalent health misinformation

Study reveals ways to debunk highly prevalent health misinformation