Tag Archives: breastmilk

Booby Traps Series: Obstetrical practices are making late milk-coming-in the new normal.

A little while back, when I was writing this post about delayed onset of mature milk (“milk coming in”), I ran across this statistic: Nearly one in four mothers experience their milk coming in late – defined as after 72 … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/19/2013

Science You Can Use: Think donor milk is expensive? Wait ’til you see the alternative.

As Neil Patrick Harris declared on a late night talk show a few years ago, pasteurized donor breastmilk doesn’t come cheap.  At the time he was purchasing it directly for his daughter who had some gastrointestinal problems.  “It cost more … Continue reading

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Last revised on 02/08/2013

Science You Can Use: Study finds over 700 types of bacteria in breastmilk

We are learning more and more about the complex fluid that is human milk. We know, for example, that breastmilk contains hundreds of types of complex sugars to feed good bacteria, pathogen-specific antibodies, even cancer-fighting properties, among many other remarkable … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/10/2013

Science You Can Use: Nipple shields to kill HIV? Breastmilk as a model for an HIV vaccine? 2012 in breastfeeding and HIV research

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV through breastfeeding is a significant source of new infections in the developing world – accounting for as many as half of the 350,000 new pediatric infections each year world wide. But in developing countries not breastfeeding … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/18/2012

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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Last revised on 07/07/2012

What is the WHO-CODE?

The primary purpose of the “WHO-CODE” is to protect mothers and babies from the highly effective, aggressive and predatory marketing of substitutes for breastfeeding (i.e. infant formula, bottles, artificial nipples) at the most vulnerable period of their lives, the birth … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/08/2011