Tag Archive: breastfeeding

Breastfeeding & New Mothers: What They Don’t Tell You

Newborn Infant (breastfeeding)

Tanya Allsop provides helpful information about breastfeeding for new parents.

Breastfeeding Associated With Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer Among Women With Family History

Carolin Zehetmeier, Morphosys AG, Germany by GE Healthcare

CHICAGO – Women with a family history of breast cancer appear to have a lower risk of developing the disease before menopause if they have ever breastfed a child, according to a report in the August 10/24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. More women around the world develop breast…

Gender Differences in Breast Milk Protection

Girls benefit more than boys do from breastfeeding, at least in terms of protection from severe lung disease, according to a study published in the June 2008 issue of Pediatrics. Children with low birth weight, who were seen as being at high risk for respiratory illness, were examined. Breast milk protected girls but not boys…