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Manual breast milk expression better than breast pump for poor feeders
Expressing breast milk by hand in the first days after birth is better for boosting breastfeeding rates among poorly feeding newborns than the use of a breast pump, indicates a small study published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2011-07-18)
What is the role of donor breast milk?
More evidence is needed to determine whether donor breast milk is beneficial for babies in intensive care, argues a senior doctor in this week's BMJ. (2006-11-30)
New study of environmental contaminants in breast milk
The levels of environmental contaminants in a mother's body decrease during breast-feeding. (2011-01-21)
Baby milk manufacturers are violating international marketing code
Manufacturers of formula milk are violating the international code of marketing of breast milk substitutes in west Africa, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2003-01-16)
Breast is best: Good bacteria arrive from mum's gut via breast milk
Scientists have discovered that important 'good' bacteria arrive in babies' digestive systems from their mother's gut via breast milk. (2013-08-21)
Babies fed directly from breast may be at less risk for ear infections
Feeding at the breast may be healthier than feeding pumped milk from a bottle for reducing the risk of ear infection, and feeding breast milk compared with formula may reduce the risk of diarrhea, according to a recent study. (2016-05-24)
Baby Milk Manufacturers Are Breaking The Rules
Baby milk manufacturers are breaking the international code of marketing breast milk substitutes, adopted by the World Health Assembly in 1981 says Anna Taylor, Interagency Group on Breastfeeding Monitoring. (1998-04-10)
Substance in breast milk kills cancer cells
A substance found in breast milk can kill cancer cells, reveal studies carried out by researchers at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2010-04-19)
Breast milk should be drunk at the same time of day that it is expressed
The levels of the components in breast milk change every 24 hours in response to the needs of the baby. (2009-10-01)
Magic ingredient in breast milk protects babies' intestines
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that an ingredient in human breast milk protects and repairs the delicate intestines of newborn babies. (2009-06-29)
Cup feeding cannot be recommended as a method of supplementation in breast-feeding infants
Newborn infants who are cup-fed as at least part of their feeding regime, are more likely to be exclusively breast-fed when they leave hospital, but are no more likely to be breast-fed three or six months later, a team of Cochrane researchers have found. (2007-04-17)
Concerns over the online market of human breast milk
The sale of human breast milk on the internet poses serious risks to infant health and needs urgent regulation, argue experts in The BMJ today. (2015-03-24)
New moms moving toward the bottle
New moms are increasingly using expressed breast milk (either pumped or expressed by hand) instead of directly breastfeeding their babies, according to a UBC study. (2016-12-07)
Breast milk microbiome contains yeast and fungi: Do these benefit the infant?
Investigators have now shown that the breast milk microbiome contains fungi. (2019-03-01)
Most breastfed infants not receiving recommended vitamin D supplementation
Most breastfed infants are not receiving the recommended vitamin D supplementation according to new findings from researchers at the Mayo Clinic published in the January/February 2017 issue of Annals of Family Medicine. (2017-01-09)
Breast milk may be best for premature babies' brain development
Babies born before their due date show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula, a study from the University of Edinburgh has found. (2018-09-21)
Transporter could help breast cancer cells commit suicide
Researchers are trying to open a door for a killer that breast cancer cells shut out. (2009-02-16)
Study finds cow milk is added to breast milk and sold to parents online
A study on the safety of human breast milk bought over the Internet found that 10 percent of samples contained added cow's milk. (2015-04-06)
Premature infants may get metabolic boost from mom's breast milk
The breast milk of mothers with premature babies has different amounts of microRNA than that of mothers with babies born at term, which may help premature babies catch up in growth and development, according to researchers. (2017-09-14)
20 Months Total Breast-Feeding May Lower A Woman's Risk Of Developing Breast Cancer
Breast-feeding for at least 20 months during their lifetime appears to offer women some protection against developing breast cancer later in life, a study by epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo has found. (1997-12-02)
Milk protein comparison unveils nutritional gems for developing babies
Human babies appear to need more of a nutritional boost from breast-milk proteins than do infants of one of their closest primate relatives, suggests a study comparing human milk with the milk of rhesus macaque monkeys. (2015-03-16)
Prolactin blocks oncogene associated with poor prognosis in breast cancer
Researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have found a mechanism by which a hormone responsible for milk production blocks an oncogene that makes breast cancer more aggressive. (2010-02-03)
Study suggests poor mothers favor daughters
Poor mothers will invest more resources in daughters, who stand a greater chance of increasing their status through marriage than do sons, suggests a study in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. (2012-06-21)
Link between immune system and mammary gland could shed new light on breast cancer
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have published new research today (July 5) in the journal Development showing an unexpected link between a fundamental part of the immune system and the cells that produce milk in the breast during lactation. (2007-07-04)
Study Finds Breast-Feeding May Lower Women's Risk Of Breast Cancer
Breast-feeding for at least 12 months during their lifetime appears to offer women some protection against developing breast cancer later in life, a new study by epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo has found. (1996-06-13)
New method opens up the possibility of customizing breast milk for premature children
There is a difference between breast milk from women who give birth prematurely and from women who give birth to full-term babies. (2016-08-09)
Research reveals a new secret to the miracle of breast milk
One of the secrets to rich milk production in lactation has been uncovered by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. (2016-04-22)
Protective bacteria in the infant gut have resourceful way of helping babies break down breast milk
A research team at the University of California, Davis, has found that important and resourceful bacteria in the baby microbiome can ferret out nourishment from a previously unknown source, possibly helping at-risk infants break down components of breast milk. (2012-08-13)
Breast milk as drug-delivery device
Treating sick babies with engineered breast milk could someday be a reality, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. (2019-03-06)
The unique biology of human breast milk
Humans may have the most complex breast milk of all mammals. (2016-04-19)
Breast milk only for first four months helps protect against asthma and atopy
Delaying the introduction of milk other than breast milk until a child is at least four months of age may protect against asthma and atopy (a predisposition to various allergic reactions) in later childhood, say researchers from Australia in this week's BMJ. (1999-09-24)
Why eating yogurt may help lessen the risk of breast cancer
One of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria suggest researchers. (2020-01-24)
Premature babies benefit from breast milk, study says
Premature infants fed breast milk made developmental gains equal to or greater than those fed formula specially designed for low-birth-weight infants, an international study finds. (2003-10-29)
Nursing mothers having surgery -- How long a wait to breastfeed safely?
Sometimes women who are breastfeeding must undergo surgery requiring general anesthesia or conscious sedation. (2005-03-11)
Protecting Breast Feeding From Breast Milk Substitutes
The promotional activities of the baby milk manufacturers, like the tobacco companies, will only be brought into line when they face substantial claims for damages from consumers, says Anthony Costello, Institute of Child Health, London. (1998-04-10)
Post-breastfeeding tissue remodeling explained by new research
A groundbreaking study into the changes that occur in a woman's breast, from growing into one that provides milk for a newborn, and then back to its normal state, has discovered that milk-producing cells are, in effect, cannibalized by other cells following the period of breastfeeding. (2016-10-12)
Genetically altered goats may produce milk that causes fewer allergic reactions
The presence of the allergen β-Lactoglobulin (BLG) in the milk of goats and other ungulates restricts the consumption of goat's milk by humans. (2016-12-05)
Low zinc levels may suggest potential breast-feeding problems
Zinc levels in breast milk may be able to serve as an indicator of breast function during lactation, according to Penn State health researchers. (2015-12-22)
Mutation in zinc transport protein may inhibit successful breastfeeding
Zinc plays an important role in a woman's ability to successfully breastfeed her child, according to health researchers. (2015-06-15)
Study finds certain drugs used to treat eye diseases excreted into human breast milk
Ranibizumab and aflibercept are medications used to treat several retinal diseases. (2019-09-13)
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