Archive for April, 2015

Response to Study that Benefits of Breastfeeding have been overstated

A new study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine suggested that some of the benefits of breastfeeding have been overstated. The study used sibling comparisons to estimate the effect of breastfeeding on long-term BMI/obesity, asthma, hyperactivity, attachment, compliance,…

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Cow’s Milk Contamination of Human Milk Purchased via the Internet

The journal Pediatrics has released a study assessing the DNA of human milk samples anonymously purchased online. The study found a significant portion of the samples contained bovine DNA consistent with human milk mixed with at least 10% fluid cow’s…

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