May 9, 2017

How Breastfeeding Benefits Babies’ Brains

A pioneering new study on preemies by researchers from the Children’s National Health System has discovered that breast milk optimizes white matter microstructural organization throughout the entire brain—including both hemispheres of the cerebrum and cerebellum—more effectively than formula. This cutting-edge research adds to a growing body of empirical evidence showing that […]
August 4, 2016

Breastfeeding: 9 popular facts and fiction

It’s still the World Breastfeeding Week and we can’t get enough of information to keep us aware. In the absence of professional guidance, several young mothers remain unaware of what needs to be done – failing to distinguish myth from fact. Many women, unfortunately, seek professional advice only when things […]
August 1, 2016

Breast milk helps fight infections in premature babies -Study

New research from scientists at an American university reveals that giving premature babies a synthetic form of lactoferrin — a protein naturally present in breast milk — can eliminate staphylococcus epidermidis, a staph infection that can be deadly in infants born prematurely. Researchers from the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, […]