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Science You Can Use: New study says breastfeeding is not associated with obesity risk. Let’s take a closer look.

Have you heard the news that a recent study found that breastfeeding is not associated with lowered risk of childhood obesity? But you may also have heard that breastfeeding protects against obesity.  In fact, the Surgeon General writes that not … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: Do we accurately recall how long we breastfed our children?

If you’re breastfeeding now, do you think you’ll remember – to the month – when you weaned 20 years after the fact?  When it comes to breastfeeding, are we like mama elephants or Forgetful Jones?  The answer has big implications … Continue reading

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Did changes in WIC packages make you choose exclusive breastfeeding? A new study investigates.

Did you know that over half of American infants receive support from the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program each year, at over 9,000 clinic locations?  That the program is the largest purchaser of infant formula in the U.S.?  That … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: Worried about celiac disease? New analysis says longer breastfeeding, especially at time of gluten introduction, reduces risk

For some time research has been drawing a link between breastfeeding and lowered risk of celiac disease, but a meta analysis published this month* is shedding more  light on this relationship. Celiac disease is an auto-immune condition that damages the … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: Can music make you make more – and fattier – milk?

Music is food for the soul, they say.  But what it if also made food for babies? A recent study found that mothers of babies in the NICU pumped more milk – and fattier milk – when listening to recorded … Continue reading

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