Tag Archives: Breastfeeding

Parenting tips: 5 ways to manage breastfeeding for nursing mothers

Breastfeeding, also called nursing is feeding babies and young children with breast milk from a woman. Medical professionals recommend that breastfeeding should begin within the first hour of the baby’s life. Parenting tips: 5 ways to manage breastfeeding for nursing mothers  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New Delhi: Deciding to have a family is a big step that a woman, or a ... Read More »

Breastfeeding moms have 23 per cent lower risk of stroke

Mothers, take note. Breastfeeding may reduce the risk for stroke in post-menopausal women, a new study has found. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, showed 23 per cent lower risk of stroke among women who breastfed their babies. “Some studies have reported that breastfeeding may reduce the rates of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and risk of developing Type-2 diabetes in mothers,” ... Read More »

Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Women, please take note. New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes may stop breastfeeding sooner as compared to those who are not exposed to second-hand smoke, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, found that exposure to household smokers had a substantial negative effect on breastfeeding practices. “Our study showed that just being ... Read More »

New moms, take note. Breastfeeding can ward off childhood obesity

Turns out, warding off childhood obesity is as easy as feeding babies breast milk. According to a recent study from the Ewha Womans University College of Medicine in Seoul, breastfeeding may protect high birth weight infants from being overweight or obese as children. “High birth weight is associated with overweight or obesity during early childhood. Among high birth weight infants, ... Read More »

Breastfeeding May Protect Mothers From Cancer, Heart Disease, Says Study

Breastfeeding May Protect Mothers From Cancer, Heart Disease, Says Study Breastfeeding could protect babies, their moms from premature death and serious diseases. WASHINGTON: Breastfeeding may not only be beneficial for babies, but also for their mothers – protecting them from premature death and serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, a new study has claimed. Breastfeeding as recommended ... Read More »

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Mother nursing her newborn baby. Credit: © Romanova Anna / Fotolia A new study, which followed 180 pre-term infants from birth to age seven, found that babies who were fed more breast milk within the first 28 days of life had had larger volumes of certain regions of the brain at term equivalent and had better IQs, academic achievement, working ... Read More »