• Are Vegan and Vegetarian Diets Safe During Pregnancy and Lactation?

    By Katie Black Vegan and vegetarian diets are traditionally associated with people’s concerns about animals suffering inhumane conditions, but have...
  • How Does Your Diet Affect the Nutrients in Your Breast Milk?

    A recent study in China looked at new ways to improve the health of a mother and her child by observed the connection between a mother’s food and n...
  • Does Breastfeeding Boost Brain Development?

    Breastfeeding has numerous benefits—and here is another! A study from 2016 concludes that breastfeeding is connected to higher IQ and grey matter i...
  • Breastmilk in Any Amount Is Helpful to Those Born into the Pandemic

    “If you suspect or are confirmed to have COVID-19 that is no reason to forgo breastfeeding, rather it is even more crucial that you do.”
  • Study shows personalized supplementation improves iron levels in breastmilk

    Iron deficiency anemia is a major health problem of children under age 1. Iron deficiency can cause immune system dysfunction and impair growth and...
  • Overcoming The Stress of Breastfeeding In The Workplace

    Evidence is mounting that the challenges of breastfeeding at work can have negative consequences for mother and baby. But new moms don’t have to choose between their career and their commitment to breastfeeding, thanks to new initiatives to support nursing in the workplace.
  • Breastfeeding Could Help Infants Control Stress

    It could be time to add another item to the long list of the benefits of breastfeeding. A new study from Brown University and the University of Utah suggests that breastfeeding may help babies control their stress.
  • Educating Breastfeeding Mothers About DHA Pays Dividends

    Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids such as DHA are essential nutrients required for normal health, growth and development. Increasing evidence shows that feeding infants breast milk with a higher DHA content improves  their vision and neuro-development.

    So, does educating mothers about the DHA levels in their milk have any impact on those levels? Numerous studies have found a link between maternal intake of DHA (through diet and supplements) and increased DHA levels in breast milk. A study in South Dakota examined 84 women who were educated about their DHA levels and looked at the resulting impact on the DHA levels in their milk. 

  • Breastfeeding Boosts Babies' Good Bacteria

    Breastfeeding has long been known to positively impact the health and immune systems of babies, but now new research is uncovering the power of breastfeeding in helping to prevent long term illnesses including asthma, allergies, celiac disease, Type 1 diabetes and obesity.

    The New York Times reports that many studies have strongly suggested that the trillions of microorganisms that inhabit the human body influence our current and future health and may account for the rising incidence of several serious medical conditions.