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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: 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: Study says the act of breastfeeding, not the milk, is what protects against obesity.

When it comes to obesity and breastfeeding, here’s what we know:  Not breastfeeding increases the risk of childhood obesity (a 32% excess risk, according to the Surgeon General). And here’s what we don’t know:  Why and how?  Is it something … 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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Breastfeeding News 5/15/2010: Gisele, More on Obesity, ABC’s “What Would You Do”

By Elita of Blacktating.com for the Best for Babes Foundation ©2010 What a week for breastfeeding, Babes! Nursing moms were the focus of the White House, a TV show, the fashion world and more! Supermodel Gisele Bundchen made lots of … Continue reading

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