All you need to know about breastfeeding a surrogate child

Breast milk may help prevent heart disease in premature babies

  Early use of breast milk could play a ‘vital role’ in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to research by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Rotunda Hospital. One of the long-term health complications that young adults who were born prematurely may have is unique heart characteristics. These […]

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How babies absorb calcium could be key to treating osteoporosis in seniors

Babies need to take in massive amounts of calcium in the first year of life to build the cartilage they are born with into the body’s 206 bones. This mineral deposition continues at a lower rate until around age 25. “We build our bone mineral density until we’re early adults and then stop, so we […]

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All you need to know about breastfeeding a surrogate child

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: Breastfeeding moms’ milk can transfer lifelong protection against infection to babies

Previously, it was generally thought that immunity against illness is passed from mum to baby for only the period they are breastfed and this protection ends when breastfeeding stops. It was also thought that this immunity was transferred by a mother’s proteins such as antibodies that are used by the immune system to neutralise bacteria […]

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All you need to know about breastfeeding a surrogate child

Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%, reveals WHO research

Breastfeeding can cut the chances of a child becoming obese by up to 25%, according to a major study involving 16 countries. World Health Organisation (WHO) experts who led the Europe-wide research are calling for more help and encouragement to women to breastfeed, as well as curbs on the marketing of formula milk which, said […]

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Is the keto diet safe for pregnant women? Here’s what you need to know

  Healthy eating during pregnancy is vital for the foetus’ growth and development, as well as essential to preventing nausea and vomiting for the mother-to-be. Eating 100 grams of proteins per day, supplementing with vitamins and minerals and eating 300 extra calories during the second and third trimester is highly recommended by websites doling out […]

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Exclusive breastfeeding interlinked to healthier cholesterol in teens, reveals study

Paediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until they’re at least 6 months old because it can bolster babies’ immune systems and reduce their risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, obesity and diabetes. Breast milk does contain more cholesterol than formula, however, and little is known about how this might […]

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Breastfeeding might benefit babies by reducing stress, reveals study

Paediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until they’re at least 6 months old because it can bolster babies’ immune systems and reduce their risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, obesity and diabetes. While there’s plenty of research documenting these benefits, less is known about exactly how breastfeeding might cause […]

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Maha: Women who donate breast milk to get Rs 500 financial assistance? 

Soon, women who donate breast milk in the ‘Human Milk Bank’ are likely to get Rs 500 as financial assistance. The Women and Child Rights Committee of the Maharashtra government has given this suggestion to the state. The Women and Child Rights Committee will be giving their recommendation to the Maharashtra Assembly. As per World […]

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