Category Archives: Inspire

Science You Can Use: Do preemies need formula for adequate growth?

Did you notice this headline last month?  “Tiniest babies may need formula along with breast milk.” That article was prompted by a new study on very low birth weight (VLBW) infants which concluded that while these infants can grow appropriately … Continue reading

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Kiddada Ramey Green: #I’mBringingSexyBack

We’re so happy to share this guest post from Kiddada Ramey Green, founder of the Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association. We nominated Kiddada for Healthy Child, Healthy World’s Mom on a Mission award.  Please take a moment to give her your … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: Did you protect your baby against depression in adulthood by breastfeeding? If so, how?

This week the media reported on a study published earlier this year suggesting an association between breastfeeding and lowered risk of depression among children in adulthood. It was a small, retrospective study comparing the infant feeding histories of adults being … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: What? Breastfeeding actually prevents sagging?

You may have it from your mother, or maybe from a celebrity, but you’ve probably heard it:  Breastfeeding causes your breasts to sag. This may be widely believed, but a new (ahem) uplifting study says that not only does breastfeeding … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: Could wet nurses reverse genetic diseases?

Last week we posted on Facebook about a new paper suggesting that wet nursing could function as a form of gene therapy for inherited genetic disorders. Obviously this is mind bending concept, and also a complex and highly technical one.  … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: What does snoring have to do with breastfeeding?

A study just out in Pediatrics has many people trying to connect the dots between three seemingly unrelated issues:  snoring, behavioral problems, and breastfeeding. This prospective study looked at 250 Cincinnati children aged 2 to 3.  The goal:  to determine … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: More and more studies show that breastfeeding is important to your heart and metabolic health

A new study from Oxford University out last week shows that mothers who breastfeed have lower body mass index, even into their 50′s. The amount was modest (1% reduction in BMI for every six months of breastfeeding), but it points … Continue reading

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Booby Traps series: What happens when pediatricians get good breastfeeding training?

This is the 48th in a series of posts on the Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. It’s a frequent lament that physicians get little to no training in breastfeeding, and that this translates … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: Could your breastmilk solve the mysteries of breast cancer?

You know that your milk can do amazing things for your baby, but did you know that it may also hold the keys to our understanding of breast cancer risk? Dr. Kathleen Arcaro is an environmental toxicologist at the University … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: Why do my baby’s hands always get in the way?

Ever notice that, just when you’re getting your baby latched on, his hands always seem to get in the way?  They seem to be magically drawn to your nipple, or end up in your baby’s mouth. The traditional advice has … Continue reading

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