Higher amounts of breast milk cosumed by premature babies improves chances of having larger cotisal-surface area.
New moms around the world can rest easy knowing that their gardening chores won't put their children at risk. According to a new and independent study conducted by university researchers, the herbicide glyphosate cannot accumulate in mother's breast milk.
It's no secret that breast feeding is most likely the best option for a newborn. Many studies have drawn parallels between breastfeeding and greater infant health, a more robust gut microbiome, and even improved intelligence. However, not every child is fortunate enough to have access to their mother's milk, and must be fed formula instead. That's why researchers are working to uncover just what makes human mothers' milk special, determining that its more nutritionally packed than most.
More US babies are being breast fed and for longer periods of times, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said Wednesday, as mothers seek out the benefits tied with nursing for their children.
Young children who were breastfed as infants are smarter and performed higher on intelligence tests than their formula-fed counterparts, and the longer and more exclusively they were breastfed, the greater the difference, Harvard University researchers said.
It may seem counterintuitive but a new study suggests giving newborns a bottle of formula milk over a few days, will actually increase the chances the baby will be successfully breastfeeding three months later.
Researchers found that important and resourceful bacteria in the baby microbiome can ferret out nourishment from a previously unknown source, possibly helping at-risk infants break down components of breast milk.