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(HealthDay News) — While you’re nursing, eating a healthy diet is particularly important for both you and baby. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these dietary guidelines for nursing mothers: Drink plenty of fluids; aim for 12 to 15 cups per day. Limit yourself to no more than 300 milligrams per day of caffeine. […]
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THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) — Current recommendations from experts urge new mothers to breast-feed their newborns for the first six months of life. But, a new survey out of Scotland suggests that for many women, this expectation just isn’t realistic. “Idealistic messages about breast-feeding and the representation of breast-feeding as easy and
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(HealthDay News) — Breast-feeding can be painful or uncomfortable, but there are things moms can do to make it a more pleasant experience. The Nemours Foundation mentions these suggestions to help make breast-feeding more comfortable: Ensure baby is properly latched to the breast. Apply a special over-the-counter lotion between feedings to prevent dryness. When
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MONDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) — Breast-feeding exclusively is recommended for a baby’s first six months of life, followed by continued breast-feeding along with food until a baby is at least 12 months old, the American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirms in a new policy statement. After 12 months, breast-feeding can continue as long as both […]
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(HealthDay News) — Breast-feeding has been proven more beneficial than formula for babies, but it also offers benefits for moms.     The womenshealth.gov website says potential benefits of breast-feeding include: Less time and effort during feedings, and not having to sterilize bottles or mix formula. Saving money from not having to buy formula. Opportunities […]
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SUNDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) — A “tongue-tie” condition in infants that hinders breast-feeding can be quickly diagnosed and treated in many cases, an expert says. The condition, also known as ankyloglossia, occurs in 4 percent to 10 percent of newborns. The most common type is easy to identify and occurs when a tight band […]
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TUESDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) — Women with breast implants who think breast-feeding will change how their breasts look are less likely to nurse their babies successfully, according to a new study. Researchers from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) pointed out that the number of pregnancies a woman has — not whether she […]
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THURSDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) — Babies who are exclusively breast-fed for six months or more are less likely to develop symptoms of asthma in early childhood, new research suggests.  Although previous studies have found a link between breast-feeding and a reduced risk for childhood asthma, this study also found the likelihood of developing asthma […]
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