Breastfeeding News

Bogus Hypothesis on Breastfeeding Finally Put to Rest
October 5, 2005 - The Journal of the National Cancer Institute recently found that adults who were breastfed as infants do not have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. In addition, the report suggests that breastfeeding may actually lower the risk of breast cancer before the menopausal years.

Women Stage Breastfeeding Protest at Mall
July 2004, Huston , TX - Chanting Got milk, 50 mothers staged a protest nurse-in at a Houston shopping mall after one of them said security guards asked her to cover herself or move on while breastfeeding her 4-month-old son.

Asthma Intervention Program Include Longer Breastfeeding
April, 2004, Milwaukee, WI - An asthma intervention program resulted in a 60% decrease in persistent asthma in children at two years of age, according to a study featured in the April 2004 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI).

Breastfeeding Decreases Infant Mortality
May, 2004, Research Triangle Park, NC - Data analyzed by scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences suggest that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of death for infants in their first year of life. Looking at infants between 28 days and one year of age, researchers concluded that promoting breastfeeding can potentially prevent up to 720 post-neonatal deaths in the U.S. each year.

FDA Warns Against Women Using Domperidone to Increase Milk Production
June, 2004 - In response to reports that women may be using an unapproved drug, domperidone, to increase milk production, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning breastfeeding women not to use this product because of safety concerns. The FDA also issued six letters to pharmacies that compound products containing domperidone and firms that supply domperidone for use in compounding.

National Naval Medical Centre Encourage Breastfeeding
August 15, 2003 - Medical experts at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) are hoping to encourage new parents to give their babies a healthy start through breastfeeding.

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