Re: Today is ASK day. Also, are you a new mom struggling with breastfeeding?
Today isASK day.  ASK (Asking Saves Kids) is a campaign to promote a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe: We encourage parents to ask, " Is there an unlocked gun in your house? " before sending their child over to play at another home. Every day78 children (28,470 annually!) are killed by guns in our country.  About one-third of homes with kids have guns, many left unlocked or loaded.  In 2017 at least 285 of those children inadvertently shots themselves or someone else because they found a gun that was unlocked and loaded according to everytownresear...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - June 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Healthy Habits Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Breast-feeding nutrition tips
Breast-feeding nutrition can be confusing. How much should you eat? What should you avoid? How might your diet affect your baby? Follow these important nutrition tips. If you're breast-feeding, you're giving your baby nutrients that will promote his or her growth and health. You might have questions, however, about what foods and drinks are best [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What Is the Scope of Practice for Pediatric Care for Chiropractic Doctors?
Discussion “Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.” Some people look at chiropractic care solely as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) or manipulation. Chiropractic physicians also offer a variety of other treatments including nutritional advice, dietary or herbal supplements, therapeutic exercise, posture correction and behavioral counseling. Spinal muscle therapy or spinal manipulation is one of the most common complementary, integrative, and alternati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

He gave birth. He breastfed. Now, he wants his son to see him as a man
Like many new dads, Sabastion Sparks knew parenting would come with serious challenges. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Midwives must ‘respect women’s rights’ on breastfeeding
Midwives must respect a woman ’s decision not to breastfeed her baby, says the Royal College of Midwives in a new position statement on the hotly-debated topic. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Composition of complex sugars in breast milk may prevent future food allergies
(University of California - San Diego) The unique composition of a mother's breastmilk may help to reduce food sensitization in her infant, report researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine with colleagues in Canada. The findings, publishing in the June 15 issue of Allergy, further highlight the health role of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), which are not found in infant formula, and underscore their potential for therapeutic interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bottle feeding is a woman's right, midwives told
Opting out of breastfeeding is a woman’s choice and must be respected, says the Royal College of Midwives. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Both Men and Women Contribute to Infertility
[Capital FM] Nairobi -We often think of reproduction as women's work. And rightly so! A mother will tell you it was not her husband who suffered the nausea and aches of pregnancy, the labour contractions, or the soreness of breastfeeding. Indeed women deserve serious credit for the back-breaking work of human reproduction. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Bifidobacteria supplement colonizes gut of breastfed infants
(University of California - Davis) Supplementing breastfed infants with activated Bifidobacterium infantis (B. infantis) bacteria had a positive impact on babies' gut microbes for up to a year, according to a recent study by researchers at UC Davis and Evolve BioSystems Inc. The work will be presented June 9 at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition in Boston. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The latest science on breastfeeding
(Nutrition 2018) Guidelines recommend breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for most babies. The Nutrition 2018 meeting will feature new research findings on the nature of breast milk and how breastfeeding may affect the health of both moms and babies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infant formula could have an impact in childhood obesity by modifying gut bacteria
A new study published in theJournal of Pediatrics suggests that babies that are primarily breastfed have lower obesity rates as they grow.ABC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Infant formula could change gut bacteria, contribute to childhood obesity: Study
The study looked at infants who were exclusively breastfed and formula fed. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Microbiota in Breastfed Infants May Help Prevent Overweight
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Gut microbiota at ages 3 to 4 months may contribute to the protective effect of breastfeeding against overweight, according to a study published online June 4 in JAMA Pediatrics. Jessica D. Forbes, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kenya:Actress Wilbroda - HIV+ House Help Breastfed My Baby to Calm Him
[Nairobi News] Actress Jacky Nyaminde, popularly known as Wilbroda, has given a heart wrenching narration of how her HIV positive nanny used to breastfeed her baby to soothe him. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a link between breast-feeding and breast cancer?
It is possible, though rare, to develop breast cancer while breast-feeding. However, there are many other possible causes of breast lumps in lactating women. In this article, we look at the link between breast cancer and lactation. We also explain what to do if you find a breast lump while breast-feeding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Why Milk, Meat & Eggs Can Make a Big Difference to World ’s Most Nutritionally Vulnerable People
By Silvia AlonsoADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jun 1 2018 (IPS)As the world becomes increasingly aware of the growing demands being made of our planet, more and more of us are making lifestyle choices to reduce our negative environmental impact and carbon footprint. Understandably, this has led to calls for changes to our diets, including reducing the amount of livestock-derived foods, such as meat, milk and eggs, we consume.However, a new, extensive review of research published today (JUNE1) has found that these foods can make an important difference to nutritional well-being in the first 1,000 days of life, with life-long benefi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Silvia Alonso Tags: Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on Women-Centered Care
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Why breastfeed a child until the age of five?
Advice in the UK is that women can breastfeed for as long as they and their child want to. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who bedshare more frequently at 14 weeks postpartum subsequently report longer durations of breastfeeding - Bovbjerg ML, Hill JA, Uphoff AE, Rosenberg KD.
INTRODUCTION: Breastfeeding rates in the United States continue to fall short of Healthy People 2020 goals. Bedsharing has been promoted as a way of increasing breastfeeding durations. METHODS: We used prospectively collected Oregon Pregnancy Risk ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

First time guidance on treating red diaper syndrome in otherwise healthy breastfed infants
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A case study and subsequent literature review has concluded that absent signs of clinical infection, breastfeeding should continue normally when mother and baby are diagnosed with Red Diaper Syndrome (pink-colored breast milk and pink-colored soiled diapers) caused by Serratia marcescens, an opportunistic bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer Group Recommends Ditching Bacon and Booze to Stay Cancer-Free
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has bad news for lovers of bacon and booze: Eliminating processed meats and alcohol from your diet may help reduce your risk of developing cancer. The third report from the WCRF’s Continuous Update Project, an ongoing effort to inform consumers about lifestyle habits that may be related to cancer, provides numerous recommendations for people looking to minimize their risk of getting cancer. But two, in particular, are likely to cause a stir for many Americans. First, the WCRF recommends significantly or totally cutting back on processed meats including bacon, salami, hot dogs and...
Source: TIME: Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Parent-infant room-sharing is complex and important for breastfeeding
Night-time parenting is a critical part of life that is understudied. The need to improve the evidence base for health recommendations so that parents have improved opportunity for informed decision-making is urgent. Currently, too little attention is paid to safe postpartum interactions. Mothers are cautious about reporting issues such as infant sleep in clinical visits.1 Fear-based messaging about infant sleep locations can … (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite ban, marketing of hazardous breast-milk substitutes stays rampant
In India, ironically, Nearly half the infants under six months are not exclusively breastfed a rate that has not improved substantially in two decades. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultra-Clean Homes Can Raise Childhood Cancer Risk, Study Finds
LONDON (CBS Local) – A groundbreaking study into what triggers cancer has found that children who are “too hygienic” and are kept away from other kids were at greater risk for developing leukemia. The Details: A cancer study has found that children living in ultra-clean environments have higher rates of leukemia Professor Mel Greaves says children need to have their immune system “primed” by exposure to various germs Greaves found that children with siblings or who were breastfed had lower rates of the disease Professor Mel Greaves from the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London h...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News childhood cancer Children Chris Melore Germs Leukemia Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Kentucky mom warns about invisible breastfeeding danger
Jordan Talley, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, has warned about an invisible breastfeeding danger that caused her daughter, Lucy, to fall dangerously underweight and develop sunken eyes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom warns about invisible breastfeeding danger that left her newborn dangerously underweight
Jordan Talley, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, has warned about an invisible breastfeeding danger that caused her daughter, Lucy, to fall dangerously underweight and develop sunken eyes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding: A Mother's Gift for Every Child
This report provides new analysis on breastfeeding practices around the world and sets out key recommendations for governments, the private sector, civil society and communities in low-, middle- and high-income countries to increase breastfeeding rates (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast-feeding beyond infancy: What you need to know
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bringing MomTech to life: Pitt Engineering professor designs a gadget to help moms breastfeed
(University of Pittsburgh) Breast milk has many known health benefits, but breastfeeding is not always an option for moms, and many turn to pumping as an alternative. Katherine Hornbostel, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, wanted to make this often cumbersome process easier. She decided to tackle the antiquated design of modern breast pumps and create a clever attachment that would make pumping more like nursing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The breastfeeding league table!
The data, compiled by Unicef and released today, assessed breastfeeding rates from 123 countries across the world. MailOnline has sifted through the 13-page report. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNICEF urges wealthy countries to encourage more breastfeeding
Babies in wealthy countries are five times more likely to miss out on breastfeeding than those in the under-developed, the United Nations Children ’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, explaining that this gap could be addressed by better support for working mothers, and regulating sales of infant formula. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Recipe to Save 700,000 Young Children a Year: Clean Water & Decent Toilets
This study adds to the evidence that the lives of hundreds of thousands of young children could be saved each year if these pillars of development were combined with other health interventions.WaterAid and Defeat DD are calling on governments and donors to align child health and water, sanitation and hygiene programmes, policies and financing to address this unnecessary health crisis more effectively and more efficiently. These investments create a positive cycle that builds human capital, strengthens economies, reduces future healthcare costs and contributes to national development.This July the UN’s Sustainable Dev...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Savio Carvalho Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

The countries where 1 in 5 children are never breastfed
In some countries, one in five babies never receive breastmilk, according to a new UNICEF report. Here is a look at how common breastfeeding is around the world, and why breastfeeding comes with many health benefits for both mom and baby. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Has No Impact on I.Q. by Age 16
Breast-feeding in infancy has no discernible effect on cognitive function by the time children have reached later adolescence. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Breastfeeding Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you treat a milk blister?
Milk blisters or milk blebs are common and can occur during breast-feeding. They are caused by the way the baby latches onto the breast, which results in a blockage of the nipple pores. There are a range of treatments for milk blebs, many of which can be tried at home. Learn more about remedies for milk blisters here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Kate Middleton and all breastfeeding women at risk of vitamin D deficiency
KATE MIDDLETON is enjoying maternity leave with the new royal baby, Prince Louis. But breastfeeding mothers like the duchess are in danger of developing a deficiency in vitamin D. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Partner with Moms to Overcome Breastfeeding Obstacles
The message, “breast is best” may be familiar and powerful, but it’s not enough to get some women to breastfeed. A new University of Rochester Medical Center project creates a partnership with mothers who are not likely to breastfeed exclusively, and tries to improve the rates by first understanding their perspective and obstacles. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Misconceptions Disrupt Breast-Feeding Mothers Misconceptions Disrupt Breast-Feeding Mothers
Despite rising breast-feeding rates, erroneous information that interrupts the relationship persists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Urge Women To Get Checked In ‘ Fourth Trimester ’ Of Pregnancy
BOSTON (CBS) – Pregnancies are usually divided into three trimesters, but experts say don’t forget the “fourth trimester” or the three months after a woman gives birth. Health issues that affect women during pregnancy don’t always end after the baby is born and new ones often develop, like fatigue, pain, sleep disorders, breastfeeding problems, and stress. Now the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says all women should have contact with a provider either by phone or in person within three weeks of giving birth and should have a comprehensive visit no later than 12 weeks post...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Pregnancy Source Type: news

Royal baby: Kate Middleton should follow this diet after giving birth to Prince
KATE MIDDLETON gave birth to a royal baby boy yesterday, as Prince William and the UK celebrated the news of another Prince.  The Duchess of Cambridge should follow this diet to boost her energy and strength if she is breastfeeding her latest son. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is HTLV-1? The devastating health crisis afflicting central Australia
Between 5% and 10% of those with the virus will develop a rapidly fatal form of leukaemiaHuman T-lymphotropic virus type 1 is spread through contaminated blood, unprotected sex and breastmilk. Like HIV, there is no cure. Like HIV, the virus causes potentially fatal complications but unlike HIV it takes much longer for symptoms to appear. Some people may carry the virus for 30 years before chronic complications appear.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lorena Allam Tags: Health Indigenous Australians Membership Membership (Australia) Australia news Medical research Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eczema during pregnancy: What to know
Many women experience eczema for the first time during pregnancy, while those who already have eczema may experience an increase or reduction in symptoms. We look at how a woman can safely treat pregnancy eczema and what home remedies may help. We also look at postpartum eczema and how to treat it while breast-feeding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Marijuana Use and Breastfeeding
(MedPage Today) -- 10 things every nurse needs to know (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - April 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

'Don't use cannabis when you are pregnant or breastfeeding,' doctors warn
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada launches campaign to warn pregnant and breastfeeding women about the potential dangers of cannabis use. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health visitor cuts negatively affecting breastfeeding support
Nearly one in three health visitors say their ability to support breastfeeding mothers has reduced in recent years, according to a new survey that reveals the impact of public health cuts. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Behind the Boom in Breast Pump Innovation
About 75% of women that work full time have children under age 18, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. With more women entering the workforce, many of them re-entering after maternity leave, breast pump sales have steadily increased. According to a Grand View Research report, the market is expected to grow 7.6% annually through 2020. As women balance motherhood with multiple other responsibilities, both working women and stay-at-home moms alike have sought more convenient and discreet pumps. Multiple startups have responded to their demands by offering breast pumps with user-friendly designs, compact profiles, and ...
Source: MDDI - April 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Pumps & Valves Design Source Type: news

This 40 Under Forty is the only surgeon of her kind in the state
Katrina Mitchell is also one of only a handful of such surgeons in the world whose practice involves such a strong component of breastfeeding medicine. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Candace Beeke Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigerian Mothers Still Shun Exclusive Breastfeeding
[Vanguard] Efforts to checkmate the rising cases of infant and child malnutrition across Nigeria are yet to achieve the goal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Breastfeeding: Abergavenny mums share nursing images online
The images are intended to start conversations about the difficulties nursing mothers can face. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO strengthens guidance on baby milk formula for newborns
The World Health Organization has toughened its stance on baby formula milk in new breastfeeding guidance for staff at maternity and newborn services. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news