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Early skin-to-skin contact linked to higher breastfeeding rates

Early skin-to-skin contact linked to higher breastfeeding rates | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

Skin-to-skin contact between mother and infant in the delivery room is associated with an increased likelihood for exclusive breastfeeding, according to an abstract presented Oct. 28 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando. When combined with a mother's intent to breastfeed, the likelihood was even greater.

 
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Breast Milk Donated or Sold Online Is Often Tainted, Study Says

Breast Milk Donated or Sold Online Is Often Tainted, Study Says | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
A report found that breast milk bought from two popular Web sites was often contaminated with high levels of bacteria, including salmonella.
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WPRO | Joint press statement on breast milk substitutes

WPRO | Joint press statement on breast milk substitutes | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

WHO, UNICEF and ‘Alive and Thrive’ are very concerned about the labeling and marketing of milk products for infants and young children currently on sale in Viet Nam. Currently, the price of breast milk substitutes products is a controversial and hot issue in the mass media in Vietnam. Not only are they being sold at vastly inflated prices, but the health of Vietnamese children is potentially at risk.

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Why Breastfeeding is Unpopular in China

Breastfeeding in China is still declining despite infant milk formula scandals. The WSJ's Deborah Kan speaks with UNICEF's Dale Rutstein about why milk formula is still more popular than breastfeeding.
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UNICEF: Mothers should continue to breastfeed in disasters, emergencies

UNICEF: Mothers should continue to breastfeed in disasters, emergencies | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

Among the most vulnerable victims of these calamities are babies. In the mistaken belief that they are helping out their children, some mothers switch to infant formula in times of scarce resources, assuming that stress or inadequate nutrition from the calamity can hinder their ability to breastfeed successfully.

This is a "widespread misconception," said United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Philippines' country representative Tomoo Hozumi.

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Breastfeeding for six months can delay breast cancer onset by a decade

Breastfeeding for six months can delay breast cancer onset by a decade | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Spanish study of 504 women shows earlier onset of breast cancer in women who breastfed for less than six months
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World Breastfeeding Week 2013

World Breastfeeding Week 2013 | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

WBW 2013 Objectives :

 

1. To draw attention to the importance of Peer Support in helping mothers to establish and sustain breastfeeding.

2. To inform people of the highly effective benefits of Peer Counselling, and unite efforts to expand peer counselling programmes.

3. To encourage breastfeeding supporters, regardless of their educational background, to step forward and be trained to support mothers and babies. 

4. To identify local community support contacts for breastfeeding mothers, that women can go to for help and support after giving birth.

5. To call on governments and maternity facilities globally to actively implement the Ten Steps, in particular Step 10, to improve duration and rates of exclusive breastfeeding.

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Got (breast) milk?

Got (breast) milk? | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Canada 's breastfeeding guru says health system failing new moms who need more support to achieve breastfeeding success.
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WHO | Guidelines on HIV and infant feeding 2010

WHO | Guidelines on HIV and infant feeding 2010 | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Principles and recommendations for infant feeding in the context of HIV and a summary of evidence.
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Breastfeeding Boosts Smarts as Babies Grow, Study Finds

Breastfeeding Boosts Smarts as Babies Grow, Study Finds | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Breastfed kids are smarter, according to a Harvard University study that found the longer babies are nursed, the greater their intelligence.
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Guatemala among Most Advanced Countries in Implementation of Networks of Breast-milk Banks

Guatemala among Most Advanced Countries in Implementation of Networks of Breast-milk Banks | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, July 18, 2013 (PAHO/WHO) - Guatemala is one of the most advanced countries in Latin America in the implementation of networks of breast- milk banks. This initiative, supported by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), seeks to reduce neonatal infant mortality and child malnutrition by promoting exclusive breastfeeding in hospitals.

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Whether Mother Will Breastfeed Determined by Nursing Support System

Whether Mother Will Breastfeed Determined by Nursing Support System | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
A new study shows that support from other women to overcome their doubts regarding lactation may help provide hope and education for other mothers encountering the same difficulties.
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Breastfeeding can be harder for diabetic women

Breastfeeding can be harder for diabetic women | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Scientists say mammary glands are sensitive to insulin, the hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood.
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Discovered: a natural protein in breast milk that helps fighting HIV

Discovered: a natural protein in breast milk that helps fighting HIV | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Scientists have identified a milk protein called Tenascin C that binds to HIV and prevents it from injecting its DNA into human cells
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Still, the researchers say that other natural elements in milk might play a role in fighting HIV as well. “It’s clearly not the whole story, because we do have samples that have low amounts of this protein but still have HIV-neutralizing activity,” Permar says. ”So it may be acting in concert with other antiviral and antimicrobial factors in the milk.”

Read more: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/10/discovered-a-natural-protein-in-breast-milk-that-fights-hiv/#ixzz2iiL2fMwx ;
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Unicef launches mobile app for breastfeeding in China

Beijing: Unicef China has launched a mobile application that enables its users to locate breastfeeding rooms in public places in different cities.

The mobile application is part of the "10 Square Metres of Love" breastfeeding advocacy campaign launched by Unicef and the National Centre for Women and Children' s Health under the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention in June 2013, Xinhua reported.

The drive aims to locate, register, certify and publicise breastfeeding rooms, both for employees during work hours and for patrons and customers in public buildings and stores.

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Why breastfeeding breaks at work pay off

Why breastfeeding breaks at work pay off | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

How many new moms in Canada and the U.S. have been able to participate in national breastfeeding week, Oct. 1-7? In Canada and in the U.S., each for different reasons, it’s up to their employers. In most of the world, mothers and their children don’t need to rely on chance.

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Breastfeeding rates increase in Peru, WHO says

Breastfeeding rates increase in Peru, WHO says | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
55 percent of the babies born in Peru begin breastfeeding within an hour of birth.
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New York City Pushes Back against Infant Formula

New York City Pushes Back against Infant Formula | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
New York hospitals provide formula to supplement breastfeeding at a rate that puts them among the highest in the nation. The city's Latch On NYC initiative is an attempt to change that.
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Chinese officials try to encourage breast-feeding after formula recalls

Chinese officials try to encourage breast-feeding after formula recalls | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
China's rates of breast-feeding are among the world's lowest. But health workers and the government are trying to revive the practice, and a drumbeat of safety scares over commercially produced milk is giving them new leverage.
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Baby food giants mislead mothers about breastfeeding in India : NGO

Baby food giants mislead mothers about breastfeeding: NGO
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UN News - Women need accurate information, support to promote breastfeeding, says UN agency

UN News - Women need accurate information, support to promote breastfeeding, says UN agency | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
The United Nations health agency today called for ensuring that women have accurate information and support regarding the importance of breastfeeding, after a new report found that only 1 in 5 countries fully implement international guidelines...
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WHO | Breastfeeding: Only 1 in 5 countries fully implement WHO’s infant formula Code

WHO | Breastfeeding: Only 1 in 5 countries fully implement WHO’s infant formula Code | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Only 37 countries, or 19% of those reporting, have passed laws reflecting all the recommendations of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, according to a new WHO report published during World Breastfeeding Week.
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World breastfeeding record try

World breastfeeding record try | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

A big attempt will be made this Friday to break the world record for the largest number of mothers to breastfeed simultaneously.

The Big Latch On event at the Wesley Community Church at 100 13th Avenue on Friday is part of a nationwide imitative attempting to break the record of 1571 mothers set last year.

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In China, wealthy adults drink breast milk while millions of infants stick with formula

In China, wealthy adults drink breast milk while millions of infants stick with formula | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Breast milk, which has already made its way into cheese in New York City and ice cream in London, is now a diet craze among wealthy health food enthusiasts in Shenzhen, China.
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A curious trend among adults

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Do new mums REALLY need a £99 test on the quality of their breast milk? University offers to report levels of omega 3

Do new mums REALLY need a £99 test on the quality of their breast milk? University offers to report levels of omega 3 | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Many still agree that 'breast is best'. But academics are warning that some mothers' milk may hinder babies' chances of growing thriving brains, because the mothers' diets are nutritionally deficient.
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"Amid the growing confusion, one thing is sure: breast milk testing is here to stay. What is not so certain is whether the right kind of testing is going to be done for the right kinds of reasons."


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