Breastfeeding Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Breast-fed Babies Breathe Easier

    Breast-fed Babies Breathe Easier

    The longer that children breastfeed, the less likely they are to wheeze when they reach their first birthdays, according to a study published in the October 2003 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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  • Climb a Mountain, Drink Tea, or Be a Friend

    Climb a Mountain, Drink Tea, or Be a Friend

    In a Herculean effort to draw attention to breast cancer, a group of women climbers, including several breast cancer survivors, reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro this summer.  Through their climb they also helped to raise money for breast cancer research. 

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  • Fireproofing Breastmilk?

    Fireproofing Breastmilk?

    High levels of a potentially toxic flame retardant have been found in the breastmilk of US women, according to a September 23, 2003 study released by the Environmental Working Group. The average amount in American women’s milk was 75 times the average found in European women. This is not a reason to hesitate about breastfeeding. […]

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  • Cesarean Delivery & Food Allergies

    Cesarean Delivery & Food Allergies

    Children born by C-section to allergic mothers are more than 4 times more likely to develop proven egg allergies than are peers born vaginally, according to a fascinating study in the August 2003 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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  • Milk Allergy

    Milk Allergy

    Dr. Greene, I have an 8-week-old son who started producing green stool with bits of blood about three weeks ago. The pediatrician said that he had a positive hemoccult test and that it was caused by colitis and eczema,…

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  • Diet and Skin

    Diet and Skin

    Baby soft, smooth skin in young children could be partly the result of what their mothers ate during pregnancy and nursing, according to a study reported in the May 31, 2003 issue of The Lancet. Beneficial bacteria, such as those found in active culture yogurt, acidophilus milk, or probiotic supplements appear to be a gentle […]

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  • Strong Prevention

    Strong Prevention

    Respiratory infections are the number one reason that young children in the United States are hospitalized. More than 1 in 20 babies are hospitalized for a respiratory infection before their first birthday. At the same time that researchers in Perth, Western Australia were publishing their study of the preventive value of breastfeeding, researchers in San […]

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  • Stop Respiratory Infections

    Stop Respiratory Infections

    At the same time the world is learning about a new respiratory infection that may prove to be a relative of the common cold, researchers have published further evidence that breastfeeding can significantly reduce respiratory infections in children.

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  • Mom’s Vitamins Help Kids

    Mom’s Vitamins Help Kids

    Vitamin B12 consumed by nursing mothers can change the trajectory of their babies’ brain development. The Jan 31, 2003 issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report told the story of a 15-month-old toddler with developmental delay caused by vitamin B12 deficiency.

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  • Bowel Movement Frequency

    Bowel Movement Frequency

    I take Methyldopa 500 mg twice a day for hypertension. I’m breastfeeding a 6-month-old who just started rice cereal. She has been having bowel movements about every five to six days since she was 4 months old. She seems…

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