Breastfeeding tied to smaller waist size in mother, reveals news study

Compared with women who breastfed for less than six months, those who breastfed longer had an average waist size about an inch and a half smaller

Breastfeeding tied to smaller waist size in mother, reveals news study  Breastfeeding for longer than six months may lead to a smaller waist size for the mother, researchers report, and the effect persists for as long as a decade. Their analysis, in The Journal of Women’s Health, used data on 678 women enrolled in two studies who were followed for an average of 11 years […]

Why do woman have irregular periods post childbirth? Here’s what you need to know

Childbirth changes a woman’s life completely, importantly, the way her body functions. Most times, gynaecological changes are riddled with their own set of adverse effects

Why do woman have irregular periods post childbirth? Here’s what you need to knowUnderstanding an important factor and after-effect of childbirth – ‘irregular periods’, is something every woman should be aware of. Irregular periods after delivery, are a normal phenomenon that is expected after childbirth. The causes are multiple, some interlinked, but all of them play their part in irregular periods. The commonest causes are: Breastfeeding This is […]

Breastfeeding can cut diabetes risk by 47%, reveals study

Scientists believe that there are good biological reasons why breastfeeding may protect against diabetes. For example, it is known to boost hormones which control blood insulin levels and lower blood sugar. It can also help new mothers lose pregnancy weight

Breastfeeding can cut diabetes risk by 47%, reveals studyBreastfeeding for six months or longer cuts the risk of developing type 2 diabetes nearly in half for women during their childbearing years, the longest ever study has shown. Researchers in the US analysed data from women who enrolled in a heart health study more than 30 years ago, and whose lifestyles and health were […]

Breastfeeding interlinked to lower risk of liver disease, states U.S. study

Mothers who breastfeed for six months or more may have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease, according to a new American study

Breastfeeding interlinked to lower risk of liver disease, states U.S. studyBreastfeeding has long been tied to health benefits for women, including lower risks for heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. The current study focused on whether nursing might also be tied to a reduced risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFDL), which is usually linked with obesity and certain eating habits. Researchers followed 844 women […]

Motherly instinct: Philippines flight attendant breastfeeds stranger’s baby

Philippine Airlines flight attendant Patrisha Organo went above and beyond the call of duty on Tuesday when she breastfed a wailing infant on a domestic flight after the baby’s mother had run out of formula

Motherly instinct: Philippines flight attendant breastfeeds stranger’s babyTuesday, November 06, started out as just another day for flight attendant Patrisha Organo, 24, on a Philippine Airlines flight. Except that everything changed when she heard a passenger’s baby on the flight, cry. She knew immediately what she had to do. In an act of absolute kindness, the flight attendant breastfed the hungry little […]

Know how your breasts change before and after pregnancy

Dr Veena Auranga Badwala, a Gynaecologist at Zen Multispecialty Hospital, Chembur, shares how essential is breastmilk for the newborn, and how women can take care of their breasts both pre and post-pregnancy

Know how your breasts change before and after pregnancyBreastfeeding is the most nutritious, natural, and least contaminated food that a new mother can provide to her newborn. It is a rich source of essential amino acids, fats, vitamins, minerals, and fluid, that is enough to sustain the newborn’s needs for the first six months of life. It provides the baby essential immunoglobulins which […]

What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothers

Dr Avinash Deo, a medical oncologist, SL Raheja Hospital and Dr Manjiri Mehta, a consultant gynaecologist, an obstetrician, and a laparoscopic surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. He shares how little signs can detect the possibilities of breast cancer, and what should a new mother do in these cases

What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothersIn India, breast cancer is rapidly increasing and is becoming more common among younger women. The survival rate for breast cancer in Indian is as low as 60%. While a mother is breastfeeding her baby, she should also be concerned about the health of her breast. Breastfeeding women are usually aware of how their breasts […]

Breastfeeding might benefit babies by reducing stress, reveals study

Mothers have long been told that ‘breast is best’ when it comes to feeding newborn babies, but a small experiment suggests at least some of the benefits may have nothing to do with the milk itself

Breastfeeding might benefit babies by reducing stress, reveals studyPaediatricians 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 […]

Here’s what a mother should consume to increase breast milk secretion 

Nutritionalist Prajakta Borse shares what a new mother should do to increase the secretion of the breast milk. And how to increase its nutritional values

Here’s what a mother should consume to increase breast milk secretion Breastfeeding should strictly be the baby’s first and only nourishment for the first six months. The more you give and the more baby demands, more it refills to complete baby’s needs for mental and physical development. Breast milk also reduces the risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer. It has the highest biological value of […]

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

The Maharashtra government is considering the possibility to provide financial aid to the mothers who donates their breast milk voluntarily to human milk banks across the state

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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