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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 Studies find that microbiome changes may be a signature for ME/CFS (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have found differences in the gut microbiomes of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) compared to healthy controls. Findings from two studies add to growing evidence that connects disruptions in the gut microbiome, the complete collection of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live in our gastrointestinal system, to ME/CFS.
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 SARS-CoV-2 can trigger chronic fatigue syndrome, study finds (via sciencedaily.com)
Since the beginning of the pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 has been suspected of causing chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). A well-controlled study has now shown that, even after mild COVID-19, a subset of patients will develop symptoms which meet the diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS. Their findings also describe a second subset of post-COVID patients with similar symptoms. Differences in laboratory results between these groups may indicate differences in underlying mechanisms.
Published New research provides insight into Long COVID and ME (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have uncovered how post-viral fatigue syndromes, including Long COVID, become life-changing diseases and why patients suffer frequent relapses.
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 How herpesviruses awaken (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Dormant herpesviruses induce their reactivation via a previously unknown cellular mechanism mediated by a viral microRNA.
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.