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Breastfeeding Infant's Health Pregnancy and Childbirth
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A new mother's immune status varies with her feeding strategy      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In one of the first studies of its kind, UC Santa Barbara researchers have found that the immune status of postpartum mothers shifts with how she feeds her baby. Certain inflammatory proteins -- substances that are secreted as part of an immune response -- peak at different times of day, correlating with whether the mothers breastfeed, pump or formula-feed their babies.

Breastfeeding Diet and Weight Loss Infant's Health
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Infant gut microbes have their own circadian rhythm, and diet has little impact on how the microbiome assembles      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Infant gut microbiomes oscillate with a circadian rhythm, even when they are cultivated outside of the body. Researchers report that the rhythm is detectable as early as 2 weeks after birth but becomes more pronounced with age. The finding comes from a randomized controlled trial that also showed that diet has less impact on the development and composition of the infant microbiome than previously thought.

Breastfeeding Infant's Health Nutrition Today's Healthcare
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Infant health suffered during baby formula shortage      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A survey by UC Davis researchers shows the U.S. baby formula shortage in 2022 led 81% of parents to switch brands or types, causing health effects for babies.

Breastfeeding Infant's Health
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Breastfeeding after COVID-19 booster can give babies antibodies      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A recently published study that shows lactating mothers who get the COVID-19 booster pass along the antibodies to their children via their breast milk -- and potentially protect babies too young to receive the vaccine.

Breastfeeding Infant's Health Today's Healthcare
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Study on extremely preterm infants provides important healthcare knowledge      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Infants born extremely prematurely need to get enrichment as an addition to breast milk. But does it make any difference whether the enrichment is made from breast milk or cow's milk when it comes to the risk of severe complications in children?

Fibromyalgia
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Two types of CBT are equally effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

There does not appear to be any profound differences between so-called exposure-based CBT and traditional CBT in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Both forms of treatment produced a significant reduction in symptoms in people affected by the disease.

Breastfeeding Child Development Children's Health Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Parenting
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Breastfeeding alters infant gut in ways that boost brain development, may improve test scores      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Breastfeeding, even partially alongside formula feeding, changes the chemical makeup -- or metabolome -- of an infant's gut in ways that positively influence brain development and may boost test scores years later, suggests new research.  

Breastfeeding Child Development Children's Health Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Parenting
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Mothers need more 'exclusive breastfeeding' support      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is proven to protect both mother and child health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between 2015 and 2021, 48% of mothers exclusively breastfed, meaning that their babies were not given any other food or liquids. However, this figure is based on data collected from surveys which report what a child was given in the previous 24 hours. A research team has found that this '24-hour recall' method overestimates exclusive breastfeeding by about six times compared to a 'since-birth recall' method.

Breastfeeding Child Development Dietary Supplements and Minerals Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Nutrition Parenting Pregnancy and Childbirth Vitamin Women's Health - General
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How pre- and postnatal B-12 vitamins improve breast milk vitamin B-12 levels, which supports infant brain development      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

According to a new study B-12 vitamins increase the presence of the micronutrient in mothers' breast milk, which is especially helpful in countries where it can be difficult to eat what is needed for the body to produce B-12 naturally.

Chronic Illness Fibromyalgia Today's Healthcare
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Cognitive behavioral therapy eases how fibromyalgia pain is experienced by the brain      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Patients living with fibromyalgia (FM) -- a disease that predominantly affects women and is characterized by chronic pain, fatigue and brain fog -- often find limited treatment options and a scarcity of explanations for their symptoms. Investigators have now found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can significantly reduce the burden of FM by, in part, reducing pain-catastrophizing, a negative cognitive and emotional response that can intensify pain through feelings of helplessness, rumination and intrusive thoughts. This finding is backed by neuroimaging data, evidencing reduced connectivity between regions of the brain associated with self-awareness, pain and emotional processing.

Breastfeeding Child Development Children's Health Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Nutrition Parenting
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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.

Breastfeeding Infant's Health
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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%.

Breastfeeding Infant's Health
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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.

Breastfeeding Infant's Health Nutrition Today's Healthcare
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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.

Breastfeeding Child Development Children's Health Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Parenting
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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.

Fibromyalgia Neuropathy Psychology Research Today's Healthcare
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Fibromyalgia: Pain out of control      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Feeling like we have a degree of control makes us tolerate pain better. In the case of fibromyalgia, however, this simply doesn't work. A study provides clues as to why.

Breastfeeding Child Development Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Nutrition Parenting
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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.

Chronic Illness Depression Fibromyalgia Mental Health Research Neuropathy Today's Healthcare
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Antidepressants used for chronic pain on the rise, but are they effective?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research has found some antidepressants may be effective in treating certain chronic pain conditions, but others lack convincing evidence on their effectiveness.

Breastfeeding Children's Health Infant's Health Nutrition Women's Health - General
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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.

Breastfeeding Infant's Health
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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.