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Breast Feeding in Public

In an online survey, 1,036 adults were asked questions about their attitude towards breastfeeding in public and about how long mothers should continue to breastfeed. Most of the participants...
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Breast Milk: Buyer Beware

The Question: Is it safe to use breast milk purchased online? The Study: Researchers purchased online 102 samples of what was advertised as human breast milk. They then did...
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Antidepressants and Breastfeeding

The Question: Should pregnant women continue to take their antidepressant medicine while breastfeeding? The Study: Researchers in Australia analyzed data on 368 Danish women who were taking antidepressants prior...
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Probiotics in Formula

The Question: Does adding probiotics to infant formula affect growth? The Study: Data from nine studies was combined for this review. The effect of adding one of two probiotics...
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Pasteurized Breast Milk

Cow’s milk is pasteurized to kill potentially pathogenic bacteria. It’s generally accepted that any possible negative nutritional effects pasteurization has on cow’s milk are greatly outweighed by its beneficial...
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Breastfeeding Benefits

Most of us are aware of the benefits of breastfeeding your newborn. There have been countless studies published about the positive physical effects of breastfeeding on the infant. It...
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Breastfeeding and Sleep

The Question: Does breastfeeding have an effect on the chances of infants developing colic or nocturnal sleep problems? The Study: In this study from Israel, 94 mothers answered questions...
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Breastmilk and Gut Bacteria

The Question: Do the asthma medications pregnant woman use increase the risk of birth defects? The Study: The records of 2,853 infants with one or more selected birth defects...
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Breastfeeding and Asthma

The Question: Does breastfeeding lessen the risk of subsequent asthma in children? The Study: Over 5,300 Dutch children were evaluated for any signs or symptoms of asthma (wheezing, shortness...
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