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Breastfeeding: achieving the new normal

Breastfeeding: achieving the new normal Breastmilk makes the world healthier, smarter, and more equal: these are the conclusions of a new Lancet Series on breastfeeding. The deaths of 823 000 children and 20 000 mothers each year could be averted…

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Military moms change the face of breastfeeding

Military moms change the face of breastfeeding | Impatient Optimists Military moms change the face of breastfeeding Dr. Chessa Lutter October 22, 2015 “Army Strong” took on new meaning last week thanks to a new policy that supports soldier moms…

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Promotion without Support: A Reply to Editorials that Attack Breastfeeding Advocacy

Promotion without Support: A Reply to Editorials that Attack Breastfeeding Advocacy | Breastfeeding Medicine Breastfeeding Medicine Physicians blogging about breastfeeding Promotion without Support: A Reply to Editorials that Attack Breastfeeding Advocacy with 39 comments I would like to reply to Courtney…

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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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Updated Position Statement on Breastfeeding

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has published a updated position statement on breastfeeding in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The paper frames breastfeeding as an important part of promoting public and family health.

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Review on Long-term Effect of Breastfeeding, from WHO

Review on Long-term Effects of Breastfeeding, from WHO The World Health Organization has published Long-term effects of breastfeeding: a systematic review, an update of a 2007 systematic review and meta-analysis. The report includes a review of the following long-term outcomes:…

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Veterans Day, Breastfeeding, and What this Day Means to Me

Breastfeeding in Combat Boots Veterans Day, Breastfeeding, and What this Day Means to Me I’ve always had a hard time trying to pin down my feelings and thoughts about what Veterans Day means to me, partly because I don’t really feel…

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Prenatal Breastfeeding Counseling

The Prenatal Breastfeeding Counseling — Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, United States, 2010 supplement found that approximately 17% of mothers reported that their physician, nurse, or other health care worker did not talk about breastfeeding during their prenatal care visits.

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Breastfeeding Report Card 2014

Breastfeeding Report Card 2014 The CDC Breastfeeding Report Card brings together state-by-state information to help tell the story of breastfeeding practices and supports in states.  See how Idaho ranks with the other states.

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