Category Archives: Science News

Fight breast cancer by donating your breast milk!

In case you live under a rock, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Instead of pink-washing, we focus on ways to prevent breast cancer. We already knew that breastfeeding is one such way – but what about breast milk itself? The UMASS Breastmilk Lab is … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/12/2016

Mother’s Own Milk is Essential to Preventing NEC in Preterm Infants

The latest research on the impact of breast milk on the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis by my colleague Dr. Tarah Colaizy and our team shows a stunning result: in infants fed a diet of at least 98% of their mother’s … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/09/2016

FAST FACTS: Miracle Milk™

In the context of thousands of years of human existence, human milk is ordinary like just like blood or eyes are ordinary.   It is only when human milk is absent, however, that it dawns on us just how truly extra-ordinary human milk is. … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/06/2014

From Booby Trapped to a Tongue Tie Pioneer: An Interview with Dr. Evelyn Jain

We’re very pleased to share an interview with Dr. Evelyn Jain, a renowned family physician best known for her work on the management of tongue tie for breastfeeding babies.   Dr. Jain is a Family Physician, Clinical Assistant Professor in the … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/31/2014

Donate breastmilk for breast cancer research!

If you are interested in donating breastmilk for this research effort, please visit the UMass Breastmilk Lab website to learn about current studies! Could your breastmilk hold clues to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer? It’s a question under … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/16/2013

Breast implants won’t cause sagging after breastfeeding, study shows

We’ve known for a while that when it comes to sagging breasts in mothers, it’s pregnancy, not breastfeeding, that’s the culprit.    In fact, one study suggests that skin texture and appearance is actually better (more toned) in breastfeeding women. … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/13/2013

Science You Can Use: Could breastfeeding lower your risk of Alzheimer’s?

Could breastfeeding during your childbearing years mean a lower risk of Alzheimer’s in your sixties and beyond? A provocative new study which has found an association between breastfeeding and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease raises that possibility. This small … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/05/2013

Science You Can Use: More breastfeeding could save mothers’ lives and billions of dollars.

Every once in a while I see the bumper sticker that says, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Maybe it’s time for a new one that says, “If you think supporting breastfeeding is expensive, try disease.” Okay, that … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/12/2013

Science You Can Use: Flawed study says early formula use increases exclusive breastfeeding

A new study making headlines this week suggests that “early limited formula” use actually increases the chances that babies will be exclusively breastfeed later on. This small study enrolled 40 full-term newborns between 24-48 hours old who had lost more … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/13/2013

Science You Can Use: Really? Breastfeeding for a year or more = iron deficiency

Have you breastfed a baby past the one year mark? If so, a new study in Pediatrics, which found an association between breastfeeding for a year or more and iron deficiency, might have you a bit alarmed.*  We thought it … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/16/2013