Breastfeeding for more than 6 months associated with smaller maternal waist circumference
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Breastfeeding for more than 6 months was found to be independently associated with smaller waist circumference in the decade after delivery among women in the POUCHmoms Study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Malnutrition - New Challenges Are Also New Opportunities...
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Last week, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organised a Symposium on the double burden of malnutrition. The focus on Day 1 was on interventions and the need for more "Double Duty" interventions featured in the 2015 Global Nutrition Report - interventions around undernutrition, such as exclusive breastfeeding, that also help tackle overnutrition later. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Risk May Rise After Childbirth, but Is Still Low
Women who recently gave birth may have an increased risk of breast cancer that lasts about 20 years. But for most, the overall risk is still small. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Breast Cancer Pregnancy and Childbirth Breasts Breastfeeding Annals of Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Longer Breastfeeding Tied to Lower Risk of NAFLD Longer Breastfeeding Tied to Lower Risk of NAFLD
Mothers who breastfeed for six months or more may have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Longer breastfeeding tied to lower risk of liver disease
(Reuters Health) - - Mothers who breastfeed for six months or more may have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Webinar Now Available Online: LactMed and Livertox
Do you want to locate information on drugs, dietary supplements, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers might be exposed? Have you been asked to find information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbals and dietary supplements? If you answered “yes” to one or both, this webinar is for you. We were fortunate to have James E. Knoben, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA  and Philip O. Anderson, Pharm.D., FCSHP, FASHP as presenters to provide an in-depth tour of LactMed and Livertox. To view the webinar, please visit our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Source: MCR News - December 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List Source Type: news

Breastfeeding and formula feeding mums share stories
From breastfeeding to formula, five mums tell us how they found their way - and shunned mum shaming, (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased risk for breast cancer after childbirth may last more than 20 years
(American College of Physicians) The increased risk for breast cancer that occurs after childbirth can last more than 20 years. The risk may be enhanced when a woman is older at first birth or has a family history of breast cancer, and is not mitigated by breastfeeding. Findings from pooled analysis of 15 prospective studies are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CEASE program increases smoking cessation assistance provided to breastfeeding mothers
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study led by MassGeneral Hospital for Children researchers demonstrates that an MGHfC-developed program designed to help the parents of pediatric patients quit smoking can increase the provision of such assistance to breastfeeding mothers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Checkup: Drink or Breathe? Babies Have to Do Both
Small children are especially vulnerable to dehydration, and it ’ s not only stomach bugs that are a problem. Upper respiratory infections can make it difficult for them to drink. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Babies and Infants Dehydration Fever Parenting Diarrhea Breastfeeding Source Type: news

Does She Have SCID?
Discussion Severe-combined immunodefiency (SCID) is actually a group of inherited disorders with an absence or dysfunction of T, B and NK cells that results in severe dysfunction of the immune system. SCID is a primary immunodeficiency. SCID was thought to be a rare disorder but with the advent of neonatal screening the incidence in the US general population is estimated at ~1 in 58,000 live births, but with numbers higher or lower depending on the specific population. Patients often have failure to thrive, oral candidiasis, and diarrhea as infants as well as a variety of infectious diseases. They can also have interstit...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Infographic: The Fate of Fat Cells During Breastfeeding
See how the cells accommodate milk production in mouse mammary tissue. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: The Literature Magazine Issue Source Type: news

South Africa: Babies Born to Mums With HIV Face Higher Risks Even Though They're HIV Negative
[The Conversation Africa] One of the most remarkable public health successes of the last decade in southern Africa has been the reduction in the number of babies born with HIV. This was achieved through the provision of antiretroviral therapy to pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV. For example, the number of new HIV infections in children in South Africa has come down from a peak of 70 000 in 2003 to 13 000 in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The key element to producing healthy breast milk is probiotics
(Natural News) Breast milk is essential to the nourishment of babies, thanks to its wide range of life-sustaining compounds, such as vitamins, minerals, antibodies, enzymes, hormones, healthy fats, and even beneficial bacteria. If you want to produce healthy and high-quality breastmilk, you will need to watch what you eat, including the level of probiotics you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The key element for producing healthy breast milk is probiotics
(Natural News) Breast milk is essential to the nourishment of babies, thanks to its wide range of life-sustaining compounds, such as vitamins, minerals, antibodies, enzymes, hormones, healthy fats, and even beneficial bacteria. If you want to produce healthy and high-quality breastmilk, you will need to watch what you eat, including the level of probiotics you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Checkup: Baby Won ’ t Sleep Through the Night? You ’ re Not Alone
Parents often feel bad if their babies aren ’ t good sleepers, but a new study suggests there ’ s a lot of variation, even at a year old. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Sleep Children and Childhood Babies and Infants Parenting Marriages Work-Life Balance Breastfeeding Source Type: news

Doctors Still Advise Against Marijuana for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Doctors Still Advise Against Marijuana for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women
Even though there are still a lot of unknowns about the effects of marijuana exposure in the womb and from breast milk, research to date still suggests that pregnant and nursing women avoid cannabis, U.S. doctors recommend.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Deadline Extended! Apply by November 23 to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populatio...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Doctors still advise against marijuana for pregnant and breastfeeding women
(Reuters Health) - Even though there are still a lot of unknowns about the effects of marijuana exposure in the womb and from breast milk, research to date still suggests that pregnant and nursing women avoid cannabis, U.S. doctors recommend. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AHA: Two Heart Surgeries Before His 1st Birthday. Now He's 12 and Healthy.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Born weighing almost 10 pounds, Caden Konecny arrived pink and loud. His mom, Ashlea, loved everything about her first-born child, except his struggles to breastfeed. Perhaps she was doing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doctors Aren't Promoting Breastfeeding's Cancer-Protection Benefit
Title: Doctors Aren't Promoting Breastfeeding's Cancer-Protection BenefitCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Doctors Aren ’ t Promoting Breastfeeding ’ s Cancer - Protection Benefit
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Breast Milk, Formula Affect Baby Differently
Bacteria from breastfeeding and from formula behave differently in babies, nrew research says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Aren't Promoting Breastfeeding's Cancer-Protection Benefit
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- Few American mothers learn from their health care providers that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed more than 700 mothers. Of the 92 percent who said they'd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doctors Aren't Promoting Breastfeeding's Cancer-Protection Benefit
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Doctors Aren't Promoting Breastfeeding's Cancer-Protection Benefit
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! Have you had the chance to meet our Health Programming Coordinator? Learn more about the newest member of the MAR team, Michael Balkenhol! DOCLINE users! Please review the DOCLINE 6.0 Preview Checklist. Questions or concerns? Contact the DOCLINE Coordinating Office (NDCO) via email: DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu or telephone: (410) 706-4173. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accep...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Statement on Yemen by Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Cairo, 8 November 2018 – The current violence in Al Hudaydah is placing tens of thousands of already vulnerable people at risk, and preventing WHO from reaching them with the help they urgently need. The violence, now in close proximity to the area hospitals, is affecting the movement and safety of health staff, patients and ambulances, as well as the functionality of health facilities, leaving hundreds without access to treatment. With only 50% of health facilities functioning across the country and no doctors in 18% of districts in Yemen, we cannot afford for one more health worker to lose their life, or one more ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Breast milk & babies' saliva shape oral microbiome
(Queensland University of Technology) Newborn breastfed babies' saliva combines with breastmilk to release antibacterial compounds that help to shape the bacterial communities (microbiota) in babies' mouths, biomedical scientists have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Docs Fail to Tell New Moms Breastfeeding Can Reduce Cancer Risk Docs Fail to Tell New Moms Breastfeeding Can Reduce Cancer Risk
A new mother's chances of getting breast cancer, especially the more aggressive triple-negative type, are considerably reduced if she breastfeeds for at least 6 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Does Breastfeeding Reduce Cancer Risk?
Docs Fail to Tell New Moms Breastfeeding Can Reduce Cancer Risk (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study compares stools of breastfed and formula-fed infants
(Wiley) When researchers compared the stools of 40 infants who were exclusively breastfed with those of 13 who were exclusively formula fed, the average daily stool frequency was significantly higher in the breastfed than formula-fed infants during the first month of life (4.9 versus 2.3) and second month of life (3.2 versus 1.6). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Learn and Earn! LactMed and LiverTox
Join us Wednesday – November 28, 2018 from 1-2pm MST for NNLM Resource Picks. You will learn about the drug toxicity resources LactMed and LiverTox and earn 1 MLA CE. This live session will include an overview and search demonstrations for each database. LactMed contains information on drugs, dietary supplements, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers might be exposed. It includes information on the levels of those substances in breast milk and infant blood, as well as possible adverse effects in a nursing infant. LiverTox provides information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and non...
Source: MCR News - November 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

Study: At-risk mothers receive less support, information on breastfeeding
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) University of Illinois postdoctoral research associate Carolyn Sutter found in a recent study that women who are at greater risk of breastfeeding cessation -- including single mothers, those with less education and mothers enrolled in the WIC program -- may have less access to resources that could provide helpful information and assistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infant suffocation incidents related to co-sleeping or breastfeeding in the side-lying position in Japan - Tokutake C, Haga A, Sakaguchi K, Samejima A, Yoneyama M, Yokokawa Y, Ohira M, Ichikawa M, Kanai M.
Co-sleeping and breastfeeding in the side-lying position have recently been pointed out as risk factors for suffocation in sleeping infants; however, there is no actual report on an "incident." "Incident" is defined as a tense or sobering experience withou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Prematurity Awareness Month
is observed every November, with World Prematurity Day on 17 November, to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. An estimated 15 million babies around the world are born premature each year and more than one million of them do not survive their early birth.Our review groupsCochrane Neonatal andCochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth prepare and disseminate evidence-based, regularly updated systematic reviews. The scope of Cochrane Neonatal work covers all randomized controlled trials of interventions involving the baby during the first month after birth. Cochrane Pregna...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Paid Family Leave Policies May Modestly Increase Breastfeeding
MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 -- Women in states with paid family leave (PFL) policies have a modestly greater likelihood of exclusively breastfeeding at six months, according to a study published online Oct. 25 in the American Journal of Public... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Family Leave Boosts Nursing By Wealthier New Moms
Paid family leave helped increase breastfeeding, but the rates increased most among higher-income women who could afford to take more time off from work, researchers say after analyzing data from two of four U.S. states that offer time off with pay. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family Leave Boosts Breastfeeding Rates, But Mostly for Affluent Moms
FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 -- Paid leave for new mothers may increase breastfeeding rates, but mainly among women with higher incomes, a new study contends. The United States is the only developed country that does not offer paid leave to new parents on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Is Good for the Mother, and Not Just the Baby
Women who breast-feed are less likely to develop breast cancer, ovarian cancer, Type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis and may have improved cardiovascular health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Breast Cancer Breastfeeding Women and Girls Ovarian Cancer Pregnancy and Childbirth Diabetes Babies and Infants Parenting Infant Formulas Source Type: news

Family Leave Boosts Breastfeeding Rates, But Mostly for Affluent Moms
Title: Family Leave Boosts Breastfeeding Rates, But Mostly for Affluent MomsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Proportion of babies breastfed at six to eight weeks lowest in England for four years
Rates in England continue to lag behind those of comparable European countries Related items fromOnMedica Cash boost to help Scottish mothers breastfeed for longer UK lagging behind peers on child health UK child health near bottom in Europe A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The 10 things new mothers worry most about when breastfeeding - and how to tackle them
Amy Brown, professor of child public health at Swansea University, gives advice on how to overcome pain, what medication you can take and how to cope if expecting twins - or more. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey: Few women told by doctor that breastfeeding can reduce cancer risk
(MediaSource) With many infant formulas on the market promising the same benefits as breast milk, more women may forgo breastfeeding. However, when making that decision, women may not be considering the benefits breastfeeding has on their own health. Research has shown that women who breastfeed greatly lower their risk of developing breast cancer, but a new study by The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center finds few women are given this information by their healthcare providers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breastfeeding rates fall across England, official figures reveal
Just one in four English women breastfeed their newborn baby for more than six weeks, Public Health England data has revealed, meaning both mother and baby may lose out on health benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rich in Agriculture, Madagascar Suffers from Extreme Malnutrition
Agronomist and Girls Guide Hanitranirina Rarison is combining all her skills and experiences to help rid Madagascar of malnutrition.By Hanitranirina RarisonANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Oct 24 2018 (IPS)As much as 80 percent of Madagascar’s population of 24 million people is involved in agriculture and the country’s economy largely depends on the sector, yet 48 percent of households are faced with food insecurity according to the National Nutrition Office (NNO). Over 70 percent of households live below the national poverty line of 535,603 Malagasy ariary per year (1 U.S. dollar equals 3,447.50 ariary). In rural Mad...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanitranirina Rarison Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Hormone kit that lets men BREASTFEED could be available in as little as five years
The kit's inventor, from Central Saint Martins, London, argues it could be used by men as an 'empathy tool' to help them support their partners. It has not yet been tested on males. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:'If Adults Can Eat and Enjoy Their Meals in Public, Why Can't Babies?' Dr Tshepo Motsepe Discusses Growth Stunting
[This is Africa] Speaking at the official launch of the Grow Great campaign in Johannesburg, Dr Tshepo Motsepe detailed the socio-economic impediments to achieving zero stunting in South Africa by 2030. These include the perceived sophistication of formula feeding and the stigma associated with public breastfeeding. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: 'If Adults Can Eat and Enjoy Their Meals in Public, Why Can't Babies?' Dr Tshepo Motsepe Discusses Growth Stunting
[This is Africa] Speaking at the official launch of the Grow Great campaign in Johannesburg, Dr Tshepo Motsepe detailed the socio-economic impediments to achieving zero stunting in South Africa by 2030. These include the perceived sophistication of formula feeding and the stigma associated with public breastfeeding. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news