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Weaning From Breastfeeding by Madeline G. Posted Wed 26 Sep 2012 8:01pm I can’t believe I am writing this post.  Why you ask?  Because it means I am nearing the end of what I once thought was an indefinite period of time: the year of breastfeeding.  It also means that my sweet little baby is a mere 10 days from being 1.  In a year she has gone from this …   To this …   When I was preg ... Read on »
Breastfeeding: When to Wean Your Baby by Cascia T. Posted Thu 21 Nov 2013 11:45am Love Sleep Play: Love & Care Breastfeeding: When to Wean Your Baby By Jane Chou for If you’re breastfeeding, you know that nursing is a wonderful experience that brings you and your baby closer. But even good things come to an end. How do you know when it’s time to wean? There’s no magic age when you must wean y ... Read on »
1 Year of Breastfeeding: My Weaning Plans by Brittany Posted Tue 07 Aug 2012 7:33am A year. When I was pregnant I remember thinking how long a year of breastfeeding seemed. The first week of Hailey’s life when breastfeeding felt like a razor being taken to my nipples multiple times each day, a year seemed like an eternity. Yet here I sit now, 11 months later, feeling like the past year has flown by. Who is this ... Read on »
Contaminants in Human Milk: Weighing the Risks against the Benefits of Breastfeeding by Environmental Health Posted Tue 30 Sep 2008 9:00pm Contaminants in Human Milk: Weighing the Risks against the Benefits of Breastfeeding Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to ... Read on »
Breastfeeding children 'cuts r ... by John R. Posted Thu 22 Dec 2011 7:40am Breastfeeding children 'cuts risk of obesity and diabetes in later life' Ho hum! This mystical epidemiological knowledge never stops. I have no doubt that breast feeding is a generally good thing but saying which of the effects described below is due to breast feeding is impossible. There are strong social class effects on breastfeeding ... Read on »
Breast Feeding Gets a New Review in Sub-Saharan Africa by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted Wed 03 Jun 2009 12:24am HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is epidemic in Africa. In some sub-Saharan countries, 35% of the population is infected. Every year, as many as 700,000 babies are infected with the virus during pregnancy, birth, or breast-feeding. For 15 years, professional health organizations such as WHO have recommended that infected women in devel ... Read on »
Moms Not Meeting Their Own Breast-Feeding Goals: I'm Not Upset by Dr. Polly Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 04 Jun 2012 11:08am Do you really think this father is hurting his newborn child? New mothers aren't meeting their own goals for breastfeeding let alone those set by a bunch of international experts. Another week, another study trying to figure out how to convince new moms to keep babies on the boob and Pediatrics had no choice but to publish it ... Read on »
Common treatments for pain during breast feeding. by Robyn Nazar, RN BSN Posted Mon 07 Jan 2013 12:00am There are many advantages to breast feeding over bottle feeding. However, as a nurse, I often see moms choosing to wean their babies off the breast and onto the bottle earlier than desired, due to breast pain and tenderness. In fact, up to 90% of mothers find themselves suffering from pain during breast feeding. The causes of ni ... Read on »
Breastfeeding Cuts Breast Cancer Risk by DiseaseProof Medical Doctor Posted Wed 12 Aug 2009 10:09pm According to a new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, mothers reduce their risk of breast cancer— even if they have family history —by breast feeding. However, researchers aren’t sure why. Why breastfeeding reduces risk of breast cancer is unknown. The authors suspect that when women do not breastfeed, inflammation and engorgeme ... Read on »
Kourtney Kardashian loves breastfeeding by Dr. Meredith Nash Posted Sun 06 Mar 2011 5:32pm For once in a blue moon, this post is devoted to saying how great Kourtney Kardashian is for revealing that she breastfed her baby Mason for 15 months before weaning him. The Daily Mai l reports that she wrote Kourtney wrote: 'My love affair with breast feeding has come to a sad end. 'I seriously could cry just thinking about it being over. I ... Read on »