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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Study finds no link between SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy and complications in neonates

Study finds no link between SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy and complications in neonates

Women with prolonged fertility have elevated dementia risk

Women with prolonged fertility have elevated dementia risk

Researchers aim to improve digital thermal imaging as a tool for monitoring cancer

Researchers aim to improve digital thermal imaging as a tool for monitoring cancer

Researchers launch study to evaluate safety of HIV prevention methods in breastfeeding women

Researchers launch study to evaluate safety of HIV prevention methods in breastfeeding women

NPS MedicineWise offers information to prevent hay fever symptoms

NPS MedicineWise offers information to prevent hay fever symptoms

No safe level of caffeine consumption for pregnant women

No safe level of caffeine consumption for pregnant women

Perspective: COVID-19 human milk research should be conducted without disrupting lactation

Perspective: COVID-19 human milk research should be conducted without disrupting lactation

No evidence of active SARS-CoV-2 in breastmilk of infected women

No evidence of active SARS-CoV-2 in breastmilk of infected women

Breast milk is not a potential source of infection, indicates study

Breast milk is not a potential source of infection, indicates study

Study: Vitamin D supplementation is associated with compositional changes in a baby's microbiome

Study: Vitamin D supplementation is associated with compositional changes in a baby's microbiome

Study to explore risks and benefits of breastfeeding during COVID-19

Study to explore risks and benefits of breastfeeding during COVID-19

Pasteurization inactivates SARS‐CoV ‐2 in human milk, study finds

Pasteurization inactivates SARS‐CoV ‐2 in human milk, study finds

Researchers recommend inclusion of pregnant and breastfeeding women in COVID-19 vaccine trials

Researchers recommend inclusion of pregnant and breastfeeding women in COVID-19 vaccine trials

Oxytocin can aid in the control and prevention of osteoporosis

Oxytocin can aid in the control and prevention of osteoporosis

Maternal cannabis use in pregnancy linked to increased risk of autism in children

Maternal cannabis use in pregnancy linked to increased risk of autism in children

Researchers to test the effectiveness of intervention that addresses barriers to breastfeeding

Researchers to test the effectiveness of intervention that addresses barriers to breastfeeding

Monthly vaginal ring for HIV prevention receives positive opinion from EMA

Monthly vaginal ring for HIV prevention receives positive opinion from EMA

Monthly vaginal ring moves one step closer to becoming a new HIV prevention method

Monthly vaginal ring moves one step closer to becoming a new HIV prevention method

Study reveals global trends in premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer

Study reveals global trends in premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer

Breastfeeding support for new mothers during the COVID-19  pandemic

Breastfeeding support for new mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic