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  Breastfeeding Information on Healthline
Breastfeeding has nutritional, immunological, and developmental benefits for the child, as well as physiological and emotional benefits for the mother.
The act of breastfeeding is relaxing for the mother since the hormone prolactin, which is a relaxant, is released when the infant nurses.
After a breastfeeding pattern is established, the mother's milk will flow whenever it is about time for a feeding, or when she hears a baby crying.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/breastfeeding-1   (929 words)

 CAH - Exclusive Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants; it is also an integral part of the reproductive process with important implications for the health of mothers.
Breastfeeding contributes to the health and well-being of mothers, it helps to space children, reduces the risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer, increases family and national resources, is a secure way of feeding and is safe for the environment.
Basic breastfeeding support skills are also part of the 11-day Integrated Management of Childhood Illness training course for first-level health workers, which combines skills for adequate case management with preventive care.
www.who.int /child-adolescent-health/NUTRITION/infant_exclusive.htm   (516 words)

 Health Policy Unit: Breastfeeding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Breastfeeding is almost universally successful when there is good management and no medical intervention or exposure to alternative feeding methods.
The early use of bottles and dummies can interfere with the establishment of breastfeeding reducing both the infant's sucking capacity and stimulation of the breasts, with the likely result of delayed and poor establishment of lactation (22).
Promotion of successful breastfeeding is hindered by existing barriers, such as community attitudes towards breastfeeding in public places, and lack of role models in our society.
www.racp.edu.au /hpu/paed/breastfeed.htm   (1141 words)

 Feeding Your Newborn
Deciding to breastfeed or bottle-feed a baby is usually based on the mother's comfort level with breastfeeding as well as her lifestyle, but breastfeeding may not be recommended for some mothers and babies.
Breastfeeding meets a variety of emotional needs for both moms and babies — the skin-to-skin contact can enhance the emotional connection, and providing complete nourishment can help a new mother feel confident in her ability to care for her newborn.
Mothers who want to continue breastfeeding can use a breast pump to collect breast milk to be given in a bottle so their babies still get its benefits even when mom isn't available to breastfeed.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/pregnancy_newborn/feeding/feednewborn.html   (2032 words)

 Medical References: Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding provides health benefits for the mother, including earlier return to her pre-pregnancy weight.
Breastfeeding also delays the return of a woman’s menstrual period, helping her to postpone another pregnancy.
Breastfeeding mothers burn more calories than women who don’t breastfeed, so they tend to return to their pre-pregnancy weight more quickly.
www.marchofdimes.com /aboutus/681_9148.asp   (1742 words)

Breastfeeding mothers need to eat a variety of nutritious foods without restrictions.
If breastfeeding is not an option, use a store-bought iron-fortified infant formula for the first 9 to 12 months.
Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your newborn.
www.caringforkids.cps.ca /babies/Breastfeeding.htm   (1604 words)

 Child Trends DataBank - Breastfeeding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Breastfeeding is important because of the nutritional, health, immunological, developmental, and psychological benefits that breast milk provides for infants and children.
In addition, breastfeeding may have health benefits for the mother, with one study finding that mothers who breastfeed for a longer period of time were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, even when controlling for other risk factors.
In the context of this indicator, breastfeeding was defined as the child being fed breast milk directly from the mother or milk that was pumped from the mother's breast.
www.childtrendsdatabank.org /indicators/90Breastfeeding.cfm   (1062 words)

While the vast majority of medications are safe to take during breastfeeding, it is important for a breastfeeding woman to discuss the use of herbal preparations, over-the-counter medications, and prescription drugs with a health care provider who has expertise in breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding has been shown to decrease the incidence of certain bacterial and viral infections in babies, as well as decrease the frequency of certain allergic disorders.
Breastfeeding women usually experience an earlier return to prepregnant weight and a delayed resumption of ovulation.
www.awhonn.org /awhonn/?pg=875-4730-7240   (619 words)

 Breastfeeding information for parents and professionals - Breastfedbabies.org - Developed by the Health Promotion ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Any period of breastfeeding, however short, will benefit your baby, but the maximum benefits are gained by feeding breastmilk and nothing else until around six months, and then continuing to breastfeed after solids are introduced until your baby is a year or more old.
Even though breastfeeding is the natural way to feed, to make sure it’s a successful and enjoyable experience, you and your baby will both need to learn how to get it right.
This campaign aims to raise public awareness about the health benefits of breastfeeding, and to encourage the general public to be supportive to mums who want to breastfeed their babies.
www.breastfedbabies.org   (396 words)

 Breastfeeding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Breastfeeding is the process of a woman feeding an infant or young child with milk from her breasts, usually directly from the nipples.
Therefore the advice is not to mix breastfeeding and bottle-feeding (or the use of a pacifier) until the baby is used to feeding from its mother.
However, breastfeeding began to be seen as something too common to be done by royalty, and wet nurses were employed to breastfeed the children of the royal families.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Breastfeeding   (8857 words)

 ICPA - Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding virtually eliminated crying and grimacing in infants undergoing the collection of blood samples from their heels in a recent study.
The study found that women aged 20 to 49 years with a history of breastfeeding were 20% less likely to develop breast cancer, while women aged 50 to 74 years with a history of breastfeeding were 30% less likely to develop breast cancer, compared with aged-matched controls.
As breastfeeding is suggested to protect against diabetes mellitus we decided to investigate whether the seasonal variation of month of birth of diabetic children, with more diabetes in children born in summer, can be explained to some extent by a seasonal variation of exclusive breastfeeding.
www.icpa4kids.org /research/children/breastfeeding.htm   (5861 words)

 Circumcision, Breastfeeding, and Maternal Bonding
Breastfeeding provides many health and developmental benefits to the infant, so clearly breastfeeding failure should be avoided.
AAP Policy statement on breastfeeding states that traumatic procedures should be avoided lest they interfere with breastfeeding initiation.
Later information that was published in 1990-1992 show that breastfeeding provides a three-fold reduction in the incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI) in the first year of life as compared with bottlefeeding.
www.cirp.org /library/birth   (1040 words)

 Breastfeeding celebrities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Vice President Al Gore's oldest daughter, Karenna Gore Schiff is currently juggling breastfeeding, law school and campaigning for her father, while Catherine Zeta-Jones is nursing her son she had with fiancé Michael Douglas.
I think she's such a great advocate for breastfeeding as she makes it seem such a natural part of parenting and life.
Zeta-Jones talked about how for some people, breastfeeding is easier said than done, although she apparently had no problems getting her son latched on and nursing right away.
www.breastfeeding.com /reading_room/celebrity_update.html   (1236 words)

 Caring for Your Baby: Breastfeeding: Strategies for Success
Breastfeeding is a natural skill, but it is also a learned skilled.
Breastfeeding success begins at birth: the baby is awake and ready to learn to suck in the first hour or so after birth.
Helping you to continue breastfeeding your baby is in an employer's best interest, as mothers of breastfed babies miss work less often because their babies are sick less often.
www.marchofdimes.com /pnhec/298_1061.asp   (1262 words)

 Australian Breastfeeding Association
Breastfeeding an adopted child is a possibility of which few are aware.
Celebrating the beauty of breastfeeding, babies and family, this full colour calendar takes you through the twelve months of the year with stunning images selected from thousands of submitted photos.
The Lactation Resource Centre needs to collect breastfeeding case histories to provide information on breastfeeding practice in the community and to shed light on the practical experiences of mothers especially in areas that are not well researched.
www.breastfeeding.asn.au   (205 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is giving human breast milk to infants to meet their nutritional needs.
Most doctors advise strictly breastfeeding for the first couple of weeks, until breastfeeding is firmly established, rather than switching back and forth to a bottle.
Breastfeeding is a natural function, but is not necessarily a natural instinct for mothers.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/002450.htm   (790 words)

 Breastfeeding: Home | DNPA
CDC is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and to promoting optimal breastfeeding practices.
This goal can be achieved by supporting breastfeeding mothers, their families, communities, employers, and health care providers by providing education, training, funding, technical assistance, and research.
The CDC Guide To Breastfeeding Interventions provides state and local community members information to choose the breastfeeding intervention strategy that best meets their needs.
www.cdc.gov /breastfeeding   (338 words)

 The Official Page of Breastfeeding Propaganda
Breastfeeding, of physical necessity, involves intimate physical and emotional bonding between mother and baby.
The breastfeeding mother is empowered by her decision to breastfeed, as she realizes that she alone is capable of providing the best food for her baby.
By practicing extended breastfeeding, child-led weaning, and other attachment parenting practices, we tell our child that we respect her and her needs, that she matters more to us than our own preconceived notions of a timetable for her.
members.aol.com /cgrapentin/brstfeed.html   (883 words)

 Breastfeeding Promotion - New York State Department of Health
Breastfeeding also reduces the risk of allergies, obesity and illnesses such as ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory infections.
Breastfeeding Best Practices - Guidelines that can be used by hospitals, clinics and other settings to help mothers with breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding: First Step To Good Health - A learning activity package about breastfeeding that can be used for in schools for children in grades K-12.
www.health.state.ny.us /community/pregnancy/breastfeeding/index.htm   (338 words)

 ProMoM, Inc. - 101 Reasons to Breastfeed Your Child
Exclusive breastfeeding is the reference or normative model against which all alternative feeding methods must be measured with regard to growth, health, development, and all other short- and long-term outcomes.
Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months and breastfeeding with complementary foods for at least 12 months is the ideal feeding pattern for infants.
Breastfeeding is protective against infections caused by this bacteria, and the meningitis which may result.
www.promom.org /101   (8094 words)

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (formerly Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia) is a large community-based self-help group recognised as a leading authority on breastfeeding management.
You will find a wealth of information for both breastfeeding women and for health professionals and others who are involved in supporting and promoting breastfeeding on their web site.
The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers was founded in 1980 by a group of mothers who felt that there was a need for another breastfeeding organization.
www.pregnancy.com.au /breastfeeding.htm   (287 words)

 Breastfeeding Center - help breast feeding your infant
Review the lessons one mom learned and how she overcame all of the challenges she faced breastfeeding her baby, as she pumped, supplemented with formula, worked with a lactation consultant, and eventually got her baby breastfeeding well.
There are different ways that you can hold your baby while breastfeeding, and you should choose which ever way you are most comfortable with.
Starting your baby on solid foods is the beginning of lifelong eating habits that contribute to his or her overall health.
www.keepkidshealthy.com /breastfeeding/index.html   (602 words)

 Breastfeeding Online
Breastfeeding is an important women's issue, human rights issue, health issue and feminist issue.
Women who wish to breastfeed their babies but do not, because of inadequate support from family or health workers, constraints in the workplace, or misinformation, often feel guilty because of this failure at something they wanted to do.
Breastfeeding is a choice; I hope that you make the right choice to breastfeed your baby.
www.breastfeedingonline.com   (235 words)

 Breastfeeding Basics
Breastfeeding Basics is an academic, non-commercial, short course on the fundamentals of breastfeeding.
It is important to understand that one cannot become skilled in the art of helping mothers and their infants breastfeed without training with skilled practitioners and hands on experience.
Breastfeeding Basics received the Ray E.Helfer Award for excellence in pediatric education from the Ambulatory Pediatric Association at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Boston on May 15, 2000.
www.breastfeedingbasics.org   (580 words)

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