Essex mum's shock at breastfeeding photo backlash
The 23-year-old says she posted the picture to mark three months of breastfeeding her baby girl. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Problems When Breastfeeding
Title: Problems When BreastfeedingCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 29, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Home visiting effects on breastfeeding and bedsharing in a low-income sample - Mersky JP, Janczewski CE, Plummer Lee CT, Gilbert RM, McAtee C, Yasin T.
BACKGROUND: Research suggests that home visiting interventions can promote breastfeeding initiation, though their effects on breastfeeding continuation are unclear. No known studies have assessed the impact of home visiting on bedsharing. AIMS: To test... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New Formula for Milk-Allergic Infants Has Pre- and Probiotics New Formula for Milk-Allergic Infants Has Pre- and Probiotics
A new formula for cows-milk-allergic babies who can't be breastfed mimics human breast milk and improves their gut microbiome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Janssen Submits Application to U.S. FDA for New Indication to Expand Use of XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
RARITAN, NJ, October 26, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new indication to expand the use of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). If approved, this new indication for the XARELTO® vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 75-100 mg once daily) would include reducing the risk of major thrombotic vascular events such as heart attack, stroke and amputation in patients after recent lower-extremity revasculariz...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Best practices for COVID-19-positive or exposed mothers--breastfeeding and pumping milk
(JAMA Network) This Patient Page offers breastfeeding and pumping milk guidelines for mothers who have tested positive for COVID-19, who have been exposed to COVID-19 or work in a setting with increased risk of exposure to the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nurses Can Make the Difference for New Moms' Breastfeeding
Title: Nurses Can Make the Difference for New Moms'BreastfeedingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/22/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 22, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Nurses Can Make the Difference for New Moms' Breastfeeding
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- One key to breastfeeding success? Having enough hospital nurses to ensure that new moms get top-notch care. Hospitals with higher rates of exclusive breastfeeding had nurses who provided more consistent care, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Interim analysis of a randomized clinical trial of early versus immediate skin-to-skin contact in term infants - Buitrago-Reyes L, Jaller-Duarte MF, Valderrama-L ópez MA, Aguirre-Díaz LM, Agudelo-Pérez S, Gamboa-Garay.
INTRODUCTION: Skin-to-skin contact (STSC) at the birth of the mother-newborn (NB) binomial has a positive impact on achieving exclusive breastfeeding (BF), however, the effectiveness and safety of the STSC given immediately or when it occurs early (one hou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Baby Bottles Can Shed Millions of Microplastic Particles: Study
The project did not assess any implications for children's health, but the authors recommend changing up how parents use baby bottles to reduce the amount of plastic in formula or breastmilk. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 19, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Pregnant women with COVID-19 don't pass the virus to their newborns, study finds
New mothers infected with COVID-19 during pregnancy didn't pass the virus to their babies, even if they breastfed and shared the same hospital room, a study published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Very low risk to newborns from moms with COVID-19, finds study
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) Moms with COVID-19 who take basic precautions rarely pass the virus to their newborns, even if breastfeeding and rooming together, finds a new study at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Some Breast Surgery Won't Harm Ability to Breastfeed
Title: Some Breast Surgery Won't Harm Ability to BreastfeedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Some Breast Surgery Won't Harm Ability to Breastfeed
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2020 -- Having surgery for benign breast conditions won't harm a woman's future ability to breastfeed, new research suggests. The study included 85 women, aged 18 to 45. Fifteen had a prior history of benign breast conditions,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Woman Breastfeeds Friend's Child
[The Herald] In a shocking case of child abuse, a 23-year-old Harare woman is accused of deliberately infecting her friend's 10 month-old son with HIV after breastfeeding the baby in an effort to silence it after it started crying. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Why Many Mothers Give Up Breastfeeding Their Babies So Soon
[The Conversation Africa] Breast milk plays a vital role in reducing child mortality. It has all the nutrients a baby needs in the first six months of life and its health benefits extend into adulthood. This is why organisations, like UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO), recommend exclusive breastfeeding - no other food or drink, not even water - for infants in this period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Consuming sugary beverages while breastfeeding affects cognitive development in children
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) New research shows that a high sugar diet during the breastfeeding period can impact developmental outcomes during infancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Newborns Receive Only Breastmilk As Food--Reserach Reveals
[Ghanaian Times] A research conducted in 300 communities within four districts of the Upper East Region has shown that mothers and newborns were receiving essential care with breastmilk as the only food. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Surgery for benign breast disease does not impair future breastfeeding capability
(American College of Surgeons) Young women with benign breast conditions may undergo surgery without jeopardizing their ability to breastfeed later on. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: cow's milk formula doubles babies' risk for asthma compared with breastfeeding
Infants who receive cow's milk-based formula in addition to breast milk are nearly twice as likely to develop asthma or recurrent wheeze, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SIMPONI ARIA ® (golimumab) Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Active Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Extension of Its Active Psoriatic Arthritis Indication in Patients 2 Years of Age and Older
HORSHAM, PA, September 30, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SIMPONI ARIA® (golimumab) for patients 2 years of age and older for the treatment of active pJIA and has extended the PsA indication for this same patient population. “This latest FDA approval of SIMPONI ARIA for pediatric use in active pJIA and active PsA not only brings a new option to young patients living with these diseases but also adds to the growing body of evidence for this treatment,” said Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D., Glo...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zambia: Study Points to Why Some Mothers Don't Carry On Taking HIV Drugs
[The Conversation Africa] There are more than 85,000 children living with HIV in Zambia. The primary source of infection is from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is an effective strategy to eliminate these new infections. But it only works if women take their medications consistently. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cochrane ’s statement to the 58th PAHO Directing Council
Cochrane has submitted a statement to the58th Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Directing Council.PAHO, an international public health agency focused on the Americas, serves as a regional office for the World Health Organization (WHO). The PAHO Directing Council is a key meeting that brings together  ministers of health, policymakers, technical staff and other stakeholders to decide on the health priorities for collective action in the region. Representatives ofCochrane Canada, theCochrane Iberoamerican Network and theCochrane US Network are attending the meeting, which is taking place virtually on 28 and 2...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Tanzania: USAID Project Stresses On Baby Breastfeeding
[Daily News] BREASTFEEDING mothers have been encouraged to make sure that they should not feed their children, who are less than six months with solid foodstuffs that subject them to digestion problems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Recurrent violence, violence with complications, and intimate partner violence against pregnant women and breastfeeding duration - Ribeiro MRC, Batista RFL, Schraiber LB, Pinheiro FS, Santos AMD, Sim ões VMF, Confortin SC, Gomez Aristizabal LY, Yokokura AVCP, Silva AAM.
This study verifies whether recurrent v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Breastfeeding among mothers who have experienced childhood maltreatment: a review - Channell Doig A, Jasczynski M, Fleishman JL, Aparicio EM.
BACKGROUND: Current breastfeeding recommendations focus on the physical benefits of breastfeeding but do not take into account the influence of a history of childhood maltreatment on mothers' experiences breastfeeding. A better understanding of this relati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Should mother's milk be produced in the lab?
Human milk grown from mammary cells could liberate breastfeeding women – but it’s a controversial sellOne of the saddest things about being diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago (it was fortunately treatable) was having to stop breastfeeding my 10-month-old baby. Unceremoniously she was shunted on to an early diet of pure solid food, which I reasoned was probably just as nutritious as infant formula and the best solution in the absence of donor milk from a breast-milk bank, which is reserved for premature and ill babies, and dispensed by prescription.Baby Agnes thrived, but what if there were another opt...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Science Breastfeeding Parents and parenting Family Breast cancer Health & wellbeing Society Life and style Source Type: news

New Advice: Pregnant Women and Young Children Should Eat More Fish
FDA and EPA are proposing to revise their fish consumption advice for pregnant women, those who might become pregnant, women who breastfeed and young children. For the first time, the agencies are proposing that women in this target group eat a minimum of 8 ounces and up to 12 ounces per week of a variety of fish that are lower in mercury. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Tailoring Treatment for Psoriasis, PsA, and Pregnancy Tailoring Treatment for Psoriasis, PsA, and Pregnancy
Pregnancy drives questions about heritability of the disease in offspring, the impact of the disease on pregnancy outcomes and breastfeeding, and how to best balance risks of treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

New Issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - September 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study tracks human milk nutrients in infant microbiome
(Cornell University) A new study in mice helps explain why gut microbiomes of breastfed infants can differ greatly from those of formula-fed infants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Not Likely to Be Transmitted by Breast Milk: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 -- Breastfeeding mothers are unlikely to transmit the new coronavirus to their babies via their milk, researchers say. No cases of an infant contracting COVID-19 from breast milk have been documented, but questions about the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breastfeeding may reduce risk of diabetes in women
According to a study published in Diabetes, breastfeeding may reduce the risk of diabetes in women by increasing the insulin sensitivity of organs that supply sugar and fat for milk production.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

COVID-19 human milk studies should continue without stopping breastfeeding
(Washington University in St. Louis) It is not easy to conduct human milk research during a pandemic. Yet despite the consistent lack of quality evidence for transmission of viral RNA from breast milk, some leaders are pushing ahead by altering public health and clinical practice guidance, according to E.A. Quinn, associate professor of biological anthropology in Arts& Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Reversing Gains of Optimal Breastfeeding in Nigeria - Experts
[Vanguard] Nutrition experts and other stakeholders in the campaign to improve breastfeeding in Nigeria have expressed worry that the COVID-19 pandemic is gradually changing the dynamics of nutrition as well as giving an opportunity to producers of breastmilk substitutes to interfere with optimal breastfeeding practice. The experts also expressed concern that the COVID-19 pandemic has constituted a public health emergency around the world with implications on the coverage of nutrition and health interventions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Key Role Fathers Must Play in Breastfeeing of Their Babies
[Citizen] Last week was breast-feeding week, as it is usually the case from 1st to 2nd of August every year. We share the messages to the public on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for both the infant and the mother. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

New study to examine benefits, risks of breastfeeding during COVID-19 infection
(Washington State University) COVID-19 has brought with it new questions related to the benefits and/or potential risks of breastfeeding during this pandemic. Researchers at Washington State University are part of a new nationwide study on COVID-19 and infant feeding to help answer these questions. Their work could ultimately help scientists better understand how COVID-19 affects the health and immune responses of mothers and babies and whether infant feeding practices play a role. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

With Less Breastfeeding Support, Mothers Are Turning to Online Help
The pandemic has resulted in fewer resources for breastfeeding women, but experts say it ’s still crucial to seek guidance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Breastfeeding Babies and Infants Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Parenting Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Ghana: Let's Support Mothers to Breastfeed As Long As They Want - First Lady of Ghana Advocates
[WHO] The First lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called on all to take key steps to address the practical, economic and socio-cultural barriers that still stand in the way of women breastfeeding and work together to enable mothers to breastfeed for as long as they wish to protect all babies from commercial interests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 12, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: 'Breastfeeding Could Save 820,000 Children Every Year'
[Concord] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has stated that breastfeeding could save the lives of 820,000 children every year and possibly generates US $302 billion in additional income. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 12, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Experts Worry Over Late Initiation of Exclusive Breastfeeding in Lagos
[Vanguard] The Lagos State Government has expressed dissatisfaction over the poor practice of exclusive breastfeeding and early initiation in the state even as it called for more support from key stakeholders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Promoting and Protecting Breastfeeding for a Better Start in Life
[WHO] Mauritius marked World Breastfeeding Week 2020 by an official ceremony performed by Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Hon. Kailash Jagutpal on 06 August 2020 at the Victoria Hospital, Candos. In line with this year's theme, the country aims at creating awareness among young people on the importance of breast feeding and its positive contribution to a healthier planet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 10 2020 (IPS) COVID-19 has become a scourge affecting all levels of human society – morals, behaviour, human interaction, economy and politics. The pandemic has wrecked havoc on our way of being and its impact will remain huge and all-encompassing. It is not only affecting our globally shared existence, it is also changing what has been called ”the little life”, i.e. our own way of thinking and being, our personal life situation and the one of those close to us; people we love and depend upon – our friends and family. COVID-19 has so far mainly contaminated human...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: Breastfeeding Link to Covid-19 Is Negligible, Says World Health Organization
[Africa Renewal] The risk of COVID-19 infection from breastfeeding is negligible and has never been documented, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in a call for greater support for the practice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Breastfeeding Link to Covid-19 Is Negligible -WHO
[Africa Renewal] The risk of COVID-19 infection from breastfeeding is negligible and has never been documented, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in a call for greater support for the practice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Breastmilk for Premature Babies Encourages Economic Revival
[allAfrica] This week is World Breastfeeding Week, a flagship campaign of the International Confederation of Midwives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Botswana: Breastfed Babies Disease Resistant
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -- Mothers have been encouraged to breastfeed their babies so that the pandemic may find them strong and healthy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mauritius: World Breastfeeding Week 2020 Raises Awareness Among Mauritian Youth
[Government of Mauritius] A workshop, acting as a platform for the Ministry of Health and Wellness to renew with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other stakeholders who are embarked on a mission to inform the population about the links between their health and breastfeeding, was held, yesterday, at the Victoria Hospital in Candos. One of the main objectives of this workshop was to raise awareness among young people on the importance of breastfeeding and its positive contribution to a healthier planet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Unicef - 70% Babies Not Exclusively Breastfed in Borno
[This Day] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has decried the attitude of Borno State mothers to breastfeeding, noting that more than 70 per cent of babies in the state are not exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Covid-19 Threatens Country's Exclusive Breastfeeding Target
[Premium Times] Barely a month after she gave birth to her first daughter, Halima Ibrahim took ill in late February, about the same time Nigeria recorded its index case of COVID-19 in an Italian traveller. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news