Posted by admin | Posted in Health Info | Posted on 16-07-2011
You may have noticed the amount of news generated in the last few months of breastfeeding! And, recently, the Director General of Public Health released a report U.S. Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding (Call to Action in Support of Breastfeeding), detailing how we can support mothers who choose to breastfeed their children. In addition, the report Healthy People 2020 (Healthy People 2020) has increased the expectations for both mothers and babies in this regard.
We know that most mothers want to breastfeed their babies – recent data show that 82% of mothers in Massachusetts began breast-feeding their children. But the truth is that the number of mothers who continue breastfeeding is drastically reduced in the months after delivery. Within two months, only 47% of children are exclusively breastfed, which means you eat only breast milk and consumes no formula milk.
As many mothers can attest, this surprising change has much to do with the lack of support that exists for nursing mothers. The fact that many mothers start breast-feeding shows that they know is a good choice. However, many mothers may also add that breastfeeding is not easy at first. Sometimes the lack of support can be a mother to question whether it can proceed. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by admin | Posted in Health Info | Posted on 16-05-2011
You may have noticed that the news is buzzing with breastfeeding articles lately! Recently, the Surgeon General released a Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, detailing how we can all support a mom’s decision to breastfeed. In addition, Healthy People 2020 raised the bar for moms and babies.
We know that most moms want to breastfeed their babies—recent data shows that 82% of moms in Massachusetts started breastfeeding. But the number of moms who continue to breastfeed drops dramatically soon after birth. By 2 months of age, only 47% of infants are exclusively breastfeeding, meaning that they are receiving only breast milk and no formula.
As many moms can tell you, this striking shift after birth has a lot do with the lack of support for breastfeeding mothers. The fact that so many moms begin breastfeeding demonstrates that moms know this is a good choice. Many moms can also tell you that breastfeeding isn’t easy in the beginning. A lack of support is sometimes enough to put doubt in a mom’s mind that she can continue. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by admin | Posted in Nutrition | Posted on 13-05-2010
If you like the news so much like me, you must have been hard not to hear the reports on breast last week. This latest wave of news about natural breastfeeding is due to a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. This study confirms what we always knew: that breastfeeding is not only healthier, but also saves money on health cost. In fact, the study says that if 90% of mothers who give birth just to give them breast-feed their babies during the first six months of life could be saved 900 lives, would prevent many diseases whose treatment is expensive and therefore would avoid costs of 13.1 billion dollars in medical care. Read the rest of this entry »