Breast Feeding

  • News briefs: Welfare dept organises “breast feeding week” in Indore August 2, 2013

    A programme was organised to celebrate the “Breast feeding Week” by the woman and child welfare department under the supervision of district programme officer. The women were educated on the benefits of breastfeeding. The programme also had a session with gynecologist who interacted on woman health issues and benefits of...
  • US mom sues over breast-feeding video-turned-porn August 11, 2012

    Fair Lawn (US): A US woman is suing after the breast-feeding instructional video she made with her month-old daughter was combined with pornographic footage and posted online. "It was terrifying," said MaryAnn Sahoury, who said she had seen an opportunity to help women who had trouble getting their babies to nurse. Last...
  • Time magazine's cover on breast-feeding kicks up a storm May 12, 2012

    A Time Magazine cover showing a mother breast feeding her 4-yr-old son has sparked a parenting row amongst its readers. ...
  • Breast-feeding babies staves off asthma risk July 24, 2011

    London: Breast-feeding a baby for six months post birth can stave off their risk of developing asthma-related symptoms in early childhood, says a scientific study. The study looked at the impact of the duration of breast-feeding and the introduction of alternative liquids or solids in addition to breast milk. Generation R...
  • Babies can be fed solid food before 6 mths January 15, 2011

    London: New mothers have been told to breastfeed their babies for six months only to prevent allergies, food aversion and even obesity but now research says babies can be safely given solid foods at least eight weeks earlier. Researchers have questioned guidelines issued in 2001 by the World Health Organisation,...
  • Harvesting stem cells from breast milk May 26, 2010

    New Delhi: Two years ago, Australian scientist Dr Mark Cregan made the startling discovery that human breast milk contains stem cells. Now two doctors in India are trying to take that one step further. Dr Ramesh Bhonde of the National Centre for Cell Science in Pune worked with senior gynaecologist...
  • Mother's milk is first right of newborn, says Govt October 8, 2007

    New Delhi: It could perhaps be the first right a newborn would acquire as a citizen of India - the right to mother's milk. Only 23 percent of the infants born in India are introduced to breast milk in the first hour of their birth and only 46 per cent in...
  • Breast-fed kids are more intelligent October 6, 2006

    London: Breast-fed children are more intelligent than their bottle-fed counterparts. However, this has nothing to do with the content of the milk they receive, a study published in the British Medical Journal said. For decades scientists have been looking for a correlation between feeding and intelligence, but the report says genetic and...
  • Breastfed babies are less likely to be fat September 27, 2006

    New York: Breastfed infants may be less likely to grow into overweight children than formula-fed babies, says a study. Over 12.5 million children and teenagers in the US are overweight, according to government statistics. This accounts for 17.1 per cent of children and teenagers aged two to 19 years, reported an...