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Mom donates 100 gallons of breast milk

When Leo and Kelley Durant lost one of their twins after a premature delivery, they could have easily and understandably turned inward and focused only on raising Cameron, their surviving son. But instead, Kelley wanted to do something in honor of...

Breastmilk gourmets - Your baby can taste what you eat

A recent study showed that what a mother eats influences the taste of her breastmilk, as much as eight hours afterwards. Licorice and caraway seeds showed up in the breastmilk most strongly after two hours while mint was most noticeable six hours...

HPV found in breastmilk

Well, if HPV, which is linked to cervical cancer, wasn't scary enough, now there is new evidence it can be detected in breastmilk and possibly passed on to a nursing infant. HPV-16, full name Human papillomavirus type 16, can be traced back to a...

Lactation consultants quit over formula flap

Breastfeeding ain't easy. While it's clearly the best choice, in general, for a baby's nutritional needs, it can be difficult. That's why it's so important for doctors and hospitals to encourage and support new mothers in breastfeeding and why access...

Does breast feeding reduce breast cancer risk?

According to recent research, adult women who were breastfed as infants have a higher chance of not getting breast cancer than their counterparts who weren't. Oddly, this result didn't necessarily apply to first-born children. Women who reported...

Are breastfed babies smarter?

One article--and one set of research--would have us think so. Perhaps this story is more the sort that would fall under "Pregnancy Fact or Fiction," as breastfeeding in general is a REALLY hot topic, but let's investigate the findings. To be honest,...

Breast-feeding at an all time high

According to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, new moms who do not breast-feed are now in the minority. The report released yesterday reveals that 77 percent of newborn babies are breast-fed, at least for a little while....

Mom drinks her own breast milk

A quick trip over to lil sugar revealed something I haven't read about in the news or seen on television. A contestant on America's Top Model, run by former model Tyra Banks, has admitted to drinking her own breast milk. Twenty-four year-old Claire...

AAP issues new advice on food allergies

I feel very fortunate that Ellie has no food allergies. Cat hair and dander give her problems, but she can eat anything she likes. It must be difficult and stressful to have a child who is allergic to everyday foods. An update on food allergies by...

Top Five Tips for New Parents

My son is not even a year old, and already I am doling out advice like I had six kids who just finished college. Well, with the energy my little one has sometimes it certainly does feel that way. This year I've learned more than I ever thought I...

Women takes out ad to sell breast milk

Martha Heller is a 22-year-old mother with some extra breast milk on her hands. Her 4-month-old daughter won't drink from a bottle, so she has been donating her extra breast milk to the University of Iowa's Mother's Milk Bank. But prior to going...

Breastfeeding achievement awards

Breastfeeding is undoubtedly the best option for a baby's nutritional needs. But it's not easy. A lot of people, for a lot of reasons, can't make it work and that's okay. But if you can, it's a wonderful thing and something to be proud of. If you can...

When did breasts become boobs?

I came across an interesting theory about the transformation of breasts from being primarily a food source for babies to being, well, titillation for men and women. Once upon a time, breastfeeding was not considered obscene. In fact, as the author,...

Decision to deny med student time to pump reversed!

In what the defendent herself is calling a boon "to nursing mothers who are trying to juggle family obligations and further their careers," an appeals judge has reversed a decision that would deny Sophie C. Currier extra time during her medical exam...

Babies and weddings

This past weekend I had the good fortune of getting out of the house to attend a friend's wedding. Bright and early Saturday morning my husband and I rented a zip car, packed up our nearly six-month-old baby and his various accoutrement and headed...

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