Breastfeeding is not just between the mother and the baby. Fathers, though not equipped with breasts, have a lot to do to in a successful breastfeeding relationship. There are tons of reasons for a father to support breastfeeding. First and foremost, breastfeeding is the best way to feed a baby. Breast milk contains the perfect
View Link Most ob/gyns are aware of the benefits of breastfeeding and the risks of not doing so. However, many do not appreciate the significant role that they play in supporting their patients’ breastfeeding efforts. Ob/gyns who are aware of some commonly held myths and who are familiar with strategies for breastfeeding can play a
View Link As part of the "Landscape of Breastfeeding Support" photo project, the USBC sub-contracted with eight breastfeeding coalitions to create a library of images to capture and showcase "stories" of breastfeeding support in action across four areas that represent the primary factors influencing mothers' infant feeding decisions: Community, Research, Health Care, and Employment. This
Much has been said about the benefits of breast milk for babies. It is the feeding method recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP) and the World Health Organization(WHO). But for the 500 premature babies born each year who contract a potentially deadly disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), breast milk can mean the difference between
View Link Nepal government and the UNICEF have warned against untargeted distribution of breast milk substitutes in the quake-hit country, saying there is a common misconception that during emergencies many mothers are unable to breastfeed adequately due to stress and improper nutrition.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to speak at a staff meeting at AHMC, a medical group that owns and runs six hospitals in Los Angeles area. According to the medical director, they have seen a large increase in their Chinese patient population. The patients come to the United States to deliver their
The dangers of casual breast milk sharing Breast milk is liquid gold. When having trouble breastfeeding, our great-great-grandmother might have called for a wet nurse. Now the 21st century technology has opened the door for this ancient practice. In today’s e-commerce world, a young mother can easily buy breast milk online and feed her baby.
Extended breastfeeding may lead babies to higher IQ and income later in life We’ve heard it many times already—“Breast is best.” The benefits of breastfeeding for a child, physically and intellectually, have been increasingly well-illustrated by a large body of research in recent years. Now one more study adds to it. Breastfeeding has many short-term
Not just for babies: 9-year-old girl thrives on donated breast milk Breast milk is not just for babies. In Beaumont, Texas, a 9-year-old girl with genetic disorder thrives on donated breast milk. Her name is Annabel Shelander. She has a rare condition that keeps her from consuming and digesting food naturally. Every day, she sits
This is a news story that ruined my Friday morning: an infant starved to death while his mother used breast milk for online porn. The sad incident happened in Glendale, Oregon. The parents of this 7-week-old boy have been arrested on charges of murder by abuse after a medical examiner determined the child died from