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Published Adding complex component of milk to infant formula confers long-term cognitive benefits for bottle-fed babies (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research has shown how a complex component of milk that can be added to infant formula has been shown to confer long-term cognitive benefits, including measures of intelligence and executive function in children.
Published Breastfeeding is associated with a 33% reduction in first-year post-perinatal infant mortality (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Among nearly 10 million US infants born between 2016 and 2018, breastfed babies were 33% less likely to die during the post-perinatal period (day 7-364) than infants who were not breastfed, reports a new study. The findings build on previous US research with smaller datasets, which documented the association between the initiation of breastfeeding and the reduction of post-perinatal infant mortality by a range of 19% to 26%.
Published Each mom passes unique set of breast milk antibodies to baby (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Breast milk from each individual contains a unique assemblage of antibodies that are surprisingly stable throughout lactation and across pregnancies, according to a new study.
Published Unsafe feeding methods spiked during infant formula shortage (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A survey finds nearly half of parents who rely on formula for their babies resorted to potentially harmful feeding methods during the infant formula shortage.
Published Dads are key in supporting breastfeeding, safe infant sleep (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Fathers can make a huge difference in whether an infant is breastfed and placed to sleep safely, according to a recent survey of new fathers.
Published Beneficial bacteria in the infant gut uses nitrogen from breast milk to support baby's health (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A nutrition scientist who has spent his career studying breast milk has demonstrated how beneficial microbes in the gut of infants use nitrogen from human milk to support pediatric nutrition and development.
Published Early tastings shorten breastfeeding (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The earlier infants begin to taste small samples of solid food, the earlier they eat more food and stop breastfeeding. This is shown in a new study, in which the mothers of 1,251 infants from all over Sweden participated. Almost half of the infants received tastings at the age of four months.
Published Tiny molecules in breast milk may protect infants from developing allergies (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study finds that small molecules found in most humans' breast milk may reduce the likelihood of infants developing allergic conditions like atopic dermatitis and food allergies.
Published COVID-19 pandemic may have decreased breastfeeding (via sciencedaily.com)
The COVID-19 pandemic has had many health impacts on families. While exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control for its benefits to immunity, bonding and health, mothers were less likely to breastfeed during the pandemic, according to new research.
Published Research finds link between poor health, low breast milk production (via sciencedaily.com)
New research shows that poor metabolic health parameters are linked to low breast milk production.
Published New safe-sleep guidelines aim to reduce infant deaths (via sciencedaily.com)
There are 3,500 sleep-related infant deaths in the United States each year. Many of those deaths are preventable, and the authors of the new guidelines are urging parents to take simple steps to help keep their children safe.
Published Breastfeeding duration associated with cognition (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Breastfeeding duration is associated with improved cognitive scores at ages 5 through 14, even after controlling for socioeconomic position and maternal cognitive ability, according to a new study.
Published Longer duration of exclusive breastfeeding has protective effect on childhood asthma (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study shows that a longer period of exclusive breastfeeding was associated with decreased odds of current asthma.
Published Busy mothers did less breastfeeding in 19th century Netherlands (via sciencedaily.com)
A 19th century rural Dutch village had unusually low rates of breastfeeding, likely because mothers were busy working, according to a new study.
Published Study reveals the dynamics of human milk production (via sciencedaily.com)
Researchers have performed a large-scale, high-resolution study of the cells in breast milk, allowing them to track how these cells change over time in nursing mothers.
Published Antibiotic and antiretroviral drug effects on breast milk are explored for mothers living with HIV (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Infants carry a vast assemblage of bacteria, viruses and fungi in their guts. Combined, these microbes make up a complex ecology known as the gut microbiome, which plays a major role in health and disease throughout life. The initial source of these billions of microbes is the mother's breast milk. Scientists have now used next-generation sequencing to investigate the breast milk microbiome from HIV positive women in Kenya.
Published Monitoring breast milk for PFAS (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A research team has estimated concentrations of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in breast milk -- and raise the need for more research.
Published Genetic mutation may identify women with difficulty producing breast milk (via sciencedaily.com)
Leading health care organizations recommend exclusive breastfeeding for six months after birth, yet some mothers report stopping due to a perceived lack of milk supply. Researchers found in a recent study that women who stopped breastfeeding because they believed they had inadequate milk supply -- a condition called perceived inadequate milk supply (PIMS) -- are more likely to have a specific mutation in a gene found in mammary tissue.
Published Live cells discovered in human breast milk could aid breast cancer research (via sciencedaily.com)
Researchers have explored the cellular changes that occur in human mammary tissue in lactating and non-lactating women, offering insight into the relationship between pregnancy, lactation, and breast cancer.
Published Breastfeeding reduces mothers’ cardiovascular disease risk (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Women who breastfed at some time in their lives were less likely to develop heart disease or stroke, compared to women who did not breastfeed, according to a meta-analysis of previous studies. Breastfeeding was also associated with a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease for the women. Previous research has also noted that the maternal health benefits of breastfeeding are associated with a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and some cancers.