Breastfeeding may not make your baby an Einstein, but claims of a connection between breastfeeding and IQ just got a boost from a study out of Boston. Harvard University researchers investigated the link between breastfeeding duration and baby’s cognitive function.... more
Scientists studying gut microbiota, described as a vast and mysterious “new organ,” have made an important discovery that will give expectant and new mothers yet another reason to give birth vaginally and breastfeed their babies. Microbiota is an array of... more
There is a movement afoot in childbirth education and perinatal health urging mothers to avoid nighttime breastfeeding to decrease their risk for postpartum depression. We know that if mothers follow this advice, it will have a negative impact on breastfeeding.... more
An estimated 22 million Americans are living with asthma. It is the most common chronic illness in children, one with potentially fatal consequences. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 10–15 percent of U.S. schoolchildren have or have had... more
Health experts across the U.S. and worldwide recommend that babies be breastfed exclusively for their first six months but few mothers in the U.S. achieve that goal. One in three mothers (35 percent) breastfeed exclusively for three months, and only... more
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