Nigeria: Why Every Nigerian State Must Domesticate, Implement Child Rights Act
[Premium Times] Basira (surname withheld), 15, sat on the ground in front of her mud house to breastfeed her nine-month-old baby. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New dads often downloaded, responded positively to breastfeeding education app
Researchers found that 80% of dads who received the Milk Man app downloaded it.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Malawi: Exclusive Breast Feeding Crucial to Reducing Malnutrition
[Malawi News Agency] Dowa -Exclusive breast feeding among women in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mkukula in Dowa has help to reduce malnutrition among under five children in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Same-sex mothers reveal photos of them breastfeeding their newborns together
Jaclyn and Kelly Pfeiffer, from Oviedo, Florida, went through countless medical procedures in their quest to get pregnant and Kelly finally gave birth to Jackson and Ella in May this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastmilk protects premature babies against deadly infection - but only if it contains antibody
An antibody called IgA in breastmilk protects premature babies from a deadly gut infection. When mothers can't feed, a University of Pittsburgh study suggests donor milk be tested for IgA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and subsequent premature termination of exclusive breastfeeding: a cohort study - Kjerulff Madsen F, Holm-Larsen CE, Wu C, Rogathi J, Manongi R, Mushi D, Meyrowitsch DW, Gammeltoft T, Sigalla GN, Rasch V.
The objective of this study was to examine whether exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is associated with premature termination of Exclusive Breastfeeding (EB). Per WHO recommendations, this was defined as ceasing breastfeeding or supple... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Breast Milk Is Teeming With Bacteria — That’s Good for the Baby
Breast-fed milk may nourish a baby ’s microbiome in ways that bottled breast milk can’t. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Breastfeeding Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Infant Formulas Parenting Antibiotics Bacteria Milk Digestive Tract Probiotics Women and Girls Microbiology microbiome Diabetes Skin Obesity Azad, Meghan your-feed Source Type: news

The Latest Reason to Breast-feed: Milk Is Alive
Fresh breast milk may nourish a baby ’s microbiome in ways that bottled breast milk can’t. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Breastfeeding Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Infant Formulas Parenting Antibiotics Bacteria Milk Digestive Tract Probiotics Women and Girls Microbiology microbiome Diabetes Skin Obesity Azad, Meghan your-feed Source Type: news

A Texas mom says she was kicked out of a city pool for breastfeeding her baby
A group of moms held a "nurse-in" at a Texas swimming pool to support a woman who says she was kicked out for breastfeeding her baby. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Formula + Nursing OK to Help Newborns Gain Weight
The results suggest that using early, limited formula may not have a negative impact on infants, but it may change the mom’s attitudes toward breastfeeding, the study’s first author said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data Insufficient for Safety of Lithium During Breastfeeding
MONDAY, June 10, 2019 -- There is variability in data relating to the safety of lithium during breastfeeding, according to a review published online June 10 in the International Review of Psychiatry. Rebecca L. Newmark, from Northwestern University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Few Days of Formula Feeding After Delivery Won't Harm Breastfed Babies
MONDAY, June 10, 2019 -- If your newborn is breastfeeding and losing weight, will feeding her formula do any harm? Though doctors have long advised against it, a new study suggests giving baby both formula and the breast is OK. Researchers said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Safe to breastfeed while on bipolar meds? Jury's still out
(Northwestern University) Women taking lithium to treat their bipolar disorder frequently ask if breastfeeding while on the medication will harm their babies. Those fears are largely rooted in sparse studies that have not addressed critical factors, reports a new Northwestern Medicine systematic review. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breastfeeding training call for Scottish children ’s nurses and HCAs
A group of experts has rated breastfeeding support in Scotland as “strong” but highlighted the need for more consistent training for all professionals working with mothers and babies, including nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A little formula in first days of life may not impact breastfeeding at 6 months
(University of California - San Francisco) A study has lodged a new kink in the breastfeeding dilemma that adds to the angst of exhausted new parents: While most newborns lose weight in the first days of life, do you or don't you offer a little formula after breastfeeding if the weight loss is more than usual? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How community resources mitigate the association between household poverty and the incidence of adverse childhood experiences - Blair A, Marryat L, Frank J.
OBJECTIVES: To assess what proportion of the association between household low income and incidence of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) would be eliminated if all households had access to housing, transportation and childcare services, breastfeeding cou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nursing Moms Who Eat Right Have Slimmer, Healthier Babies
THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 -- Breastfeeding moms with healthy eating habits have slimmer infants, who could then be protected from obesity later, researchers say. Rapid weight gain and fat accumulation during an infant's first six months of life is a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Use of an Early Onset-Sepsis Calculator to Decrease Unnecessary NICU Admissions and Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding.
To evaluate the effects of use of the Kaiser Neonatal Early-Onset Sepsis Calculator (NEOSC) on NICU admissions, laboratory testing, antibiotic exposure, and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rates in full-term neonates exposed to chorioamnionitis. Most neonates exposed to chorioamnionitis appeared well and did not require NICU admission, laboratory testing, or antibiotic therapy. Rates of EBF improved after use of NEOSC was implemented. The practice change helped prevent adverse consequences, such as painful interventions and separation of the mother and neonate. No neonates were readmitted for sepsis. (Source: Current Awarene...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Sudan: In South Sudan, Grandmothers Breastfeed Malnourished Grandchildren
[WHO] It's a busy morning at the inpatient unit for malnourished children at the Wau Teaching Hospital in Western Bahr el Ghazal, north-east South Sudan. The sound of babies' fitful crying fills the air. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drug-safety program for pregnant women should be federally funded, doctors say
The Canadian government should prioritize funding a program that provides pregnant and breast-feeding women with evidence-based research on drug safety, say doctors citing the closure of such a service after nearly 35 years. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Doctor who struggled to breastfeed her daughter explains depressive impact
Dr Stephanie Liu, a family doctor in Canada, struggled to breastfeed her daughter. She had always been a proponent but soon learned how hard it was for some, and the emotional impact. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New USDA Nutrition Guidelines Will Cover Infants
When the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases new nutritional guidelines for the country in 2020, it is expected to include advice for breastfeeding and feeding children up to age 2. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of heart disease
Research, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lyon, suggests that women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease in later life.Daily Heralds (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder
“I was caught in a whirl of racing, obsessive thoughts, which is how many people describe their bouts of mania. Instead of noticing my baby girl’s sweet scent or feeling her rose-petal soft skin, all I could think was, I must write this idea down, and this, and this…,” writes Dyane Harwood. In her new book, Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder, Harwood offers an unfiltered, unedited and heart-wrenching journey through postpartum bipolar disorder and reminds us all that, even in the seemingly worst circumstances, hope can remain. Harwood’s story begins in the delivery...
Source: Psych Central - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Disorders Family General Medications Memory and Perception Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Postpartum Depression Psychological Assessment Psychology Stigma Stress Suicide Treatment Women's I Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for Mom
In the study, researchers assessed heart and blood vessel health in postmenopausal women, along with their breastfeeding history. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Kids Aren ’ t Eating Enough Seafood, Study Says
(CNN) — The humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The report, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, explores both the health benefits and the risks associated with eating what once swam in the sea while informing parents of the safest, most sustainable choices for their children. “Seafood consumption by children has declined every year since 2007 to levels not seen sinc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Seafood Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for Mom
Title: Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for MomCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - May 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

What Causes Macrocephaly?
Discussion “Macrocephaly is defined as [an occipitofrontal circumference or head circumference, OFC ] of> 2 standard deviations above the mean or above the 97th percentage for a given age, and gender, or when serial measurement shows progressive enlargement, crossing of one or more major percentiles, or when there is an increase in OFC> 2 cm/month in the first 6 months of life.” Megalencephaly is enlargement of the brain parenchyma. The OFC should be measured using a non-elastic tape which surrounds the head along the line of the glabella and posterior occipital protrusion. There are ethnic differences f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 20, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for Mom
SUNDAY, May 19, 2019 -- Breastfeeding's benefits seem to stretch well beyond motherhood: New research suggests it may reduce a woman's risk of heart disease when she's older. And the longer a woman breastfeeds, the lower the risk. In the study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers
(European Society of Endocrinology) Women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease later in life, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019. The study also suggests that the protective effect on heart health is increased in women who breastfed for longer periods of time. These findings provide further evidence for the long-term health benefits of breastfeeding and that women should be encouraged to do so when possible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ghana: Govt Urged to Extend Maternity Leave
[Ghanaian Times] As the world celebrated international mothers' day on Monday, a number of breastfeeding mothers have appealed to the government for extension of maternity leave from three to five months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 17, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Early term infants less likely to breastfeed
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new, prospective study provides evidence that 'early term' infants (those born at 37-38 weeks) are less likely than full-term infants to be breastfeed within the first hour and at one month after birth. The early-term infants also had lower exclusive breastfeeding and lower breastfeeding intensity during the first 72 hours in the hospital and at one month. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Breastfeeding Is Critical for Child Survival Following Cyclones in Mozambique
[WHO] Breastmilk is the best source of food for all babies wherever they live but, in emergency settings where there is a high risk of diarrhoea, pneumonia and malnutrition, breastfeeding can be critical for child survival. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Leading Authority in Birth Defects Research and Prevention Launches...
The MotherToBaby Podcast Is A New ‘Must-Have’ Resource for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms(PRWeb May 08, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/leading_authority_in_birth_defects_research_and_prevention_launches_podcast_for_moms/prweb16296037.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Obesity, Breast Feeding, Physical Activity The Week That Wasn't: Obesity, Breast Feeding, Physical Activity
Two studies on obesity and pair of studies on exercise made it into our weekly review.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

High Performance Breastfeeding Supplement Company Makes Significant...
Mama's Select, a leading breastfeeding, prenatal, and infant supplement company is devoting even more resources and investment into emerging markets, new products and research to help more mothers...(PRWeb May 02, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/high_performance_breastfeeding_supplement_company_makes_significant_investments_in_products_and_information_to_help_more_mothers_and_babies/prweb16279330.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: Guterres calls for restraint in Venezuela, Jazz Day, the importance of breastfeeding, and updates from Libya, Iran and Mozambique
This Tuesday, we cover: the cost of almost one month of fighting in Libya's capital; humanitarian responses in Iran and Mozambique following devastating storms and rains; Guterres calls for calm in Venezuela; how breastfeeding can prevent obesity in children; and a very jazzy celebration... (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Digital Health Plays Larger Role in MDEA for 2019
For more than 20 the Medical Design Excellence Awards have celebrated medtech products that improve the quality of healthcare and accessibility. From prosthetic legs to breast pumps, over the years, MDEA has always been a spotlight of the greatest innovation in medtech. This year was no different – with a wide variety of innovations coming from all segments of medtech. Just like any other year, jurors from all over the country shuffled into a conference room at the Anaheim Convention Center to see which products would be finalists for the MDEA. One trend seemed to stand out – the increas...
Source: MDDI - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Design News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding 'cuts childhood obesity', new study shows
BABIES given formula milk are 25 per cent more likely to be obese, a European-wide study has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies given formula milk instead of being breastfed are 25% more likely to become obese
The study, led by the National Institute of Health in Portugal and promoted by the World Health Organisation, looked at breastfeeding rates for up to 22 countries. The UK was not included. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding 'protects' against child obesity
Nearly a quarter of children who were never breastfed likely to be obese Related items fromOnMedica UK lagging behind peers on child health Poorest Scottish kids do the least exercise CAM can be lethal to children Health 'time-bomb' warning from severely obese children Breastfeeding could cut children ’s leukaemia risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Impact of childhood burn injuries on breastfeeding: a case report - Arabi Z, Md Monoto EM, Bojeng A.
BACKGROUND: Pre-pubescent girls with chest burns are at risk of complication associated with scarring and impairment in breast development. This case illustrates how burn injuries in childhood in a first-time mother have affected her in terms of breastfeed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Female milk ducts: ‘Not what I imagined’ Picture showing inside women's breasts goes viral
FEMALE milk ducts play an important role in the production of milk when breastfeeding babies - many people may not have considered before what they look like. But an image detailing the inside of women ’s breasts has now gone viral and shocked the internet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA –Tulane study finds improved WIC food packages reduced children’s risk for obesity
Sweeping changes designed to make the food more nutritious in a federal assistance program for low-income families reduced the risk for obesity for 4-year-olds who had been on the program since birth, according to new research.The study of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, was conducted by researchers from theUCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Tulane University and Los Angeles-based PHFE WIC, the nation ’s largest local WIC agency and a program of Heluna Health.WIC is a federal nutrition assistance program for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, as well ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Egypt ’s Food Challenge: a Good Effort but Not Enough
A bakery shop in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian flatbread, known as Aish baladi or country bread is on the table of all Egyptians, even the poorest, thanks to a smartcard system that assigns certain quantities to each family to avoid unnecessary waste. By Maged SrourCAIRO, Apr 18 2019 (IPS) “Unfortunately the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well,” says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz, an expert concentrating on nutrition and biology at the American University of the Middle East. Diaz’s research focuses on dietary patterns and ethnic-associated risk factors for metabolic syndrome. “While tra...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Middle East & North Africa Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (B Source Type: news

Health visitors do triathlon to support breastfeeding initiative
A team of North Yorkshire health visitors have taken on a “tough” triathlon to raise funds for a breastfeeding support scheme to help mothers and families who experience challenges. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Salon opens 'safe space' for breastfeeding mums in Dereham
The owner offers a place for mums to feed their babies as her sister felt "uncomfortable" doing it in public. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Common Are Brain Tumors Seen in Spasmus Nutans?
Discussion Nystagmus is periodic eye movement that is involuntary where there is a slow drift of fixation. The slow drift can be followed by a fast saccade back to fixation. The pathological movement is the slow phase, but nystagmus is described by the fast phase (i.e. horizontal nystagmus, vertical nystagmus). Spasmus nutans (SN) is a movement disorder that is rare. The classic triad includes nystagmus, head bobbing or titubation, and torticollis, with these problems being in the absence of any ophthalmological or neurological condition. Onset is in the first year of life but ranges from 6-36 months. Time to resolution ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 15, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Commonly Are Brain Tumors Seen in Spasmus Nutans?
Discussion Nystagmus is periodic eye movement that is involuntary where there is a slow drift of fixation. The slow drift can be followed by a fast saccade back to fixation. The pathological movement is the slow phase, but nystagmus is described by the fast phase (i.e. horizontal nystagmus, vertical nystagmus). Spasmus nutans (SN) is a movement disorder that is rare. The classic triad includes nystagmus, head bobbing or titubation, and torticollis, with these problems being in the absence of any ophthalmological or neurological condition. Onset is in the first year of life but ranges from 6-36 months. Time to resolution ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 15, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

National Breastfeeding Committee switches to the Max Rubner-Institut
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) On April 1, 2019, the National Breastfeeding Committee (NBC), which has previously been attached to the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), is to be integrated into the Max Rubner-Institut (MRI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news