Category Archives: Inspire

Science You Can Use: Your cancer-fighting breastmilk

The news about breastmilk’s cancer-fighting properties has been coming fast and furious recently, and I thought it would be a good idea to recap some of the most interesting findings: HAMLET – Short for Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made LEthal to Tumor … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/29/2012

98% of Babies Are Breastfed in Bangladesh — Does That Mean There Are No Booby Traps?

According to the WHO Global Data Bank on Infant and Young Child Feeding, 98% of babies in Bangladesh are breastfed and the average age of weaning is 33 months. Dig even deeper and you’ll see that 95% of one year … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/28/2012

Science You Can Use: Does breastfeeding influence your kids’ moral development?

While the health effects of breastfeeding get plenty of attention, you’re less likely to hear about some of the interactions between breastfeeding and psychological development. That’s why I was so excited to learn about the research of psychologist Dr. Darcia … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/22/2012

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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Last revised on 09/26/2012

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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Last revised on 09/23/2012

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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Last revised on 09/13/2012

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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Last revised on 09/07/2012

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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Last revised on 08/31/2012

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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Last revised on 08/14/2012

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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Last revised on 07/17/2012