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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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Science You Can Use: Milk coming in late puts breastfeeding at risk, says new study. But is there anything you can do to make your milk come in on time?

Did your milk come in late? A new study says that a delay (defined as 72 hours or later postpartum) puts breastfeeding at risk. Specifically, the study from Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, found that a delay in milk coming in … 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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Science News: Breastmilk is good for adults–yes, really!

TLC’s show Strange Sex will air an episode on an adult breastfeeding fetish tonight (Sunday). Since it’s hard to fight the media’s love of  sensationalizing breastfeeding (again), we thought we’d use this opportunity to shift the focus on to  some … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Say no to routine blood glucose monitoring for healthy babies

This is the 30th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Blood sugar.  It’s a concept familiar to those of you who are diabetic or have had gestational diabetes, but to … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Could something about your birth have made your milk come in late?

This is the tenth in a series of posts on Booby Traps™, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. We’ve wrapped up our series on Booby Traps in pregnancy, and are launching into a series of posts … Continue reading

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