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Birth weight and breastfeeding in infancy may affect premenopausal breast cancer risk

...were heavier than average at birth or had not been breastfed as infants appear to be at increased risk for developing breast cancer, epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo's School of Public health and Health Professions have found. Results of the study, which showed no association between birth weight a...

Breastfeeding as good for children's blood pressure as exercise and salt restriction

...ic syndrome. But children who had been exclusively breastfed had lower systolic blood pressure than those who h..., the average difference between those exclusively breastfed for at least six months, and those who had not, was 1.7 mm Hg. And the longer a child had been exclu...

Antiretroviral therapy may prevent HIV transmission from breastfeeding mothers to infants

...st milk occurs in approximately 9 to 16 percent of breastfed infants. In the developing world, many HIV-infected mothers breastfeed rather than use formula due to the high cost of formula, lack of a safe water supply, and cultural norms. Roger L. Shapiro, MD, MPH, of the Harvard School of Public Health, led th...

Breastfeeding may protect against gluten intolerance (coeliac disease)

... condition. And infants who were being regularly breastfed when they were first introduced to foods containing gluten cut their risk of developing coeliac disease by 52% compared with those who were not being breastfed. The analysis did not provide any clues as to whether breastfeeding conferred permanent p...

Study finds significant reduction in respiratory illnesses in babies breastfed six months vs. four

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Babies fully breastfed for six months are less likely to suffer from resp...lnesses in their first two years than babies fully breastfed for only four months, according to research conducted by investigators at UC Davis Children's Hospit...

Formula feeding, early introduction of infant food may not contribute to childhood obesity

...hild's fatness at age five is not related to being breastfed or the age in infancy when other foods are introdu... Pediatrics recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed until at least four months of age. The researchers used DXA to measure the body composition, particu...

More than just genetics: Lifestyle choices impact GI health

...kely to develop UC. Conversely, patients who were breastfed for more than three months during infancy or had a household vegetable garden during childhood were 30 percent and 40 percent less likely to develop UC than the control group, respectively. In addition, patients residing in homes that were considere...

Breastfed babies cope better with stress in later life than bottle fed babies

...ivorced or separated. But children who had been breastfed were significantly less anxious than their peers who had not been breastfed. Breastfed children were almost twice as likely to be highly anxious, while children who had been bottle fed were over 9 times as likely to be highly anxious about parenta...

New study shows epidural during birth may negatively affect breastfeeding

...t al.s results show that although most (93%) women breastfed their baby in the first week, epidural anesthesia was significantly associated with difficulty breastfeeding in the few days after birth and with partial breastfeeding in the first week after delivery. In addition, the 416 women who had epidurals we...

Pacifier use may lower risk of SIDS

...rs shouldnt be used before the age of one month in breastfed infants to avoid the disruption of regular feeding habits," says Damato. "Also, infants should not be forced to take a pacifier and parents should not reinsert it once the infant falls asleep." Parents should also avoid using homemade pacifiers, avoi...

Drinking farm milk reduces childhood asthma and allergies but raw consumption remains unsafe

... their childs height and weight, whether they were breastfed and any allergies or asthma problems affecting the child or their family. Allergy- related blood tests were also carried out on just under 4,000 children from across the five countries and the questionnaire results were validated with random teleph...

Breastfeeding duration rates for infants born in an inner-city WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly hospital

...mothers who gave birth in a Baby-Friendly hospital breastfed at rates comparable to the overall US population, suggesting that the Baby-Friendly initiatives were positively affecting the health of those babies. "Interventions to improve breastfeeding rates at 6 months should include postpartum breastfeeding ...

Getting the word out: Babies are born to be breastfed

... they would be comfortable with having their child breastfed in public after the campaign, up from 54 and 35 pe...hough researchers do not completely understood why breastfed infants have a lower risk of obesity in later life, Olson notes that it is harder to overfeed a brea...

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