It's important to know whether you will breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby prior to delivery, as the breasts' ability to produce milk diminishes soon after childbirth without the stimulation of breastfeeding. Breast milk is easily digested by babies and contains infection-fighting antibodies and cholesterol, which promotes brain growth. Formula-fed babies actually need to eat somewhat less often since formula is less readily digested by the baby than human milk. This article explores the advantages and disadvantages of both forms of feeding. Read more: Breastfeeding (and Formula Feeding) Article
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Related Disease Conditions
Thrush (Oral Candidiasis)
Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the Candida fungus. Symptoms of thrush include pain or difficulty swallowing, a feeling that food gets stuck in the throat, and fever.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the bladder, kidneys, ureters, or urethra. E. coli, a type of bacteria that lives in the bowel and near the anus, causes most UTIs. UTI symptoms include pain, abdominal pain, mild fever, urinary urgency and frequency. Treatment involves a course of antibiotics.
Pregnancy (Week by Week, Trimesters)
Signs and symptoms of pregnancy vary by stage (trimester). The earliest pregnancy symptom is typically a missed period, but others include breast swelling and tenderness, nausea and sometimes vomiting, fatigue, and bloating. Second trimester symptoms include backache, weight gain, itching, and possible stretch marks. Third trimester symptoms are additional weight gain, heartburn, hemorrhoids, swelling of the ankles, fingers, and face, breast tenderness, and trouble sleeping. Eating a healthy diet, getting a moderate amount of exercise, also are recommended for a healthy pregnancy. Information about the week by week growth of your baby in the womb are provided.
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria causes skin infections with the following signs and symptoms: cellulitis, abscesses, carbuncles, impetigo, styes, and boils. Normal skin tissue doesn't usually allow MRSA infection to develop. Individuals with depressed immune systems and people with cuts, abrasions, or chronic skin disease are more susceptible to MRSA infection.
Menstruation (Menstrual Cycle)
Menstruation (menstrual cycle) is also referred to as a "period." When a woman menstruates, the lining of the uterus is shed. This shedding of the uterine linking is the menstrual blood flow. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days. There can be problems with a woman's period, including heavy bleeding, pain, or skipped periods. Causes of these problems may be amenorrhea (lack of a period), menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), or abnormal vaginal or uterine bleeding. There are a variety of situations in which a girl or woman should see a doctor about her menstrual cycle.
An allergy refers to a misguided reaction by our immune system in response to bodily contact with certain foreign substances. When these allergens come in contact with the body, it causes the immune system to develop an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to it. It is estimated that 50 million North Americans are affected by allergic conditions. The parts of the body that are prone to react to allergies include the eyes, nose, lungs, skin, and stomach. Common allergic disorders include hay fever, asthma, allergic eyes, allergic eczema, hives, and allergic shock.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus that is spread from person to person via spit, semen, vaginal secretions, urine, blood, sexual contact, breastfeeding, blood transfusions, organ transplants, and breast milk. Symptoms of CMV include fatigue, swollen glands, fever, and sore throat. You can take precautions to prevent CMV such as washing hands frequently and thoroughly and using condoms. If you work in a day care center, wash your hands thoroughly after contact with body secretions, and avoid oral contact with objects covered in saliva. Individuals with HIV infection are at most risk of contracting CMV.
Pregnancy Planning (Tips)
Pregnancy planning is an important step in preparation for starting or expanding a family. Planning for a pregnancy includes taking prenatal vitamins, eating healthy for you and your baby, disease prevention (for both parents and baby) to prevent birth defects and infections, avoiding certain medications that may be harmful to your baby, how much weight gain is healthy exercise safety and pregnancy, travel during pregnancy.
Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. Some of the symptoms of Graves' disease include hand tremors, rapid heartbeat, trouble sleeping, enlarged thyroid, thinning of the skin or fine brittle hair. Causes of Graves' disease are thought to be multifactorial such as genes, gender, stress, and infection. Treatment for Graves' disease is generally medication.
Fetal Movement (Quickening): Feeling Baby Kick
Pregnancy can be one of the most joyous time in a couples life. Learn what your baby's first movements may feel like week by week, how often you may feel them, what time of day the baby is most active, and what to do if you feel your baby is not moving as much as you feel it should be moving.
Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in water, soil, and the air. Mercury also is contained in some fish, some of the products we use in the home, school, or dentist. Mercury poisoning can cause cognitive problems, dermatitis, tremor and other symptoms. Information about sources of mercury exposure, potential health effects, symptoms of exposure, fish that may contain mercury, consumer products that contain mercury, and ways to reduce your exposure to mercury is important for the health of you, and your family.
Iron is a mineral our bodies need. Iron deficiency is a condition resulting from not enough iron in the body. It is the most common nutritional deficiency and the leading cause in the US. Iron deficiency is caused due to increased iron deficiency from diseases, nutritional deficiency, or blood loss and the body's inability to intake or absorb iron. Children, teen girls, pregnant women, and babies are at most risk for developing iron deficiency. Symptoms of iron deficiency include feeling weak and tired, decreased work or school performance, slow social development, difficulty maintaining body temperature, decreased immune function, and an inflamed tongue. Blood tests can confirm an iron deficiency in an individual. Treatment depends on the cause of the deficiency. Proper diet that includes recommended daily allowances of iron may prevent some cases of iron deficiency.
The breast, or mammary gland is made up of lobules, milk producing glands, and a system of ducts to transport milk. Both males and females have breasts. Abnormal enlargement of breasts in men is referred to as gynecomastia. In women, during pregnancy the breasts grow larger and produce milk. Common medical conditions that affect the breasts include breast cancer, breast lumps, fibrocystic changes and cysts, mastitis, and benign tumors (fibroadenomas).
Thrush and Other Yeast Infections in Children
Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of a type of fungus called Candida. Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth and throat. Oral thrush and yeast infections are treated orally or topically with an antifungal antibiotic called nystatin.
Rickets is caused by a deficiency of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. Infants and children who are exclusively breastfed, have dark skin, and infants born to mothers who are vitamin D deficient are most at risk for developing rickets. Symptoms and signs of rickets include bone pain, delayed teeth formation, short stature, skeletal deformities (bowlegs, abnormally shaped skull), and decreased muscle strength. Treatment of rickets depends upon the cause, but the first step usually involves correcting any abnormal levels of calcium, phosphate, or vitamin D with supplements.
Childbirth Delivery Methods and Types
There are various childbirth delivery methods and types such as: The Lamaze Method The Bradley Method Water birth Assisted births Options for where a woman can deliver her baby include: Home birth Birthing center Hospital The method and type of labor and delivery options should be discussed with a woman's doctor.
7 Signs It's Time To Wean Your Baby from Breast or Bottle Feeding
When is it time to wean your baby from the breast or bottle to solid foods? Learn how and when to wean your child from breastmilk to formula, and from formula to solid food.
Prolactinoma (Pituitary Tumor)
Prolactinoma is an adenoma (benign tumor) of the pituitary gland. Causes of many prolactinomas are unknown. Symptoms in women include: changes in menstruation and infertility, decreased libido, or painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness. The most common symptom in men is impotence (erectile dysfunction). Treatments for prolactinomas include medication and surgery.
Women's health is an important topic area to guide a woman through the stages of her life, as well as knowing the conditions and diseases that may occur. Educating yourself so that the transitions into different phases of life is key to a healthy, happy, and productive life.
Bipolar disorder (or manic depression) is a mental illness characterized by depression, mania, and severe mood swings. Treatment may incorporate mood-stabilizer medications, antidepressants, and psychotherapy.
Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice)
Jaundice in newborns and babies (neonatal jaundice) usually occurs because of a normal increase in red blood cell breakdown and the fact that their immature livers are not efficient at removing bilirubin from the bloodstream. Symptoms of jaundice are fever, poor feeding, and looking ill. Newborn jaundice is very common and is caused because the newborns liver isn’t mature enough to remove bilirubin from the blood. Treatment of jaundice in newborns include phototherapy, tanning booths, and other treatments.
Children's health is focused on the well-being of children from conception through adolescence. There are many aspects of children's health, including growth and development, illnesses, injuries, behavior, mental illness, family health, and community health.
Smoking (How to Quit Smoking)
Smoking is an addiction. More than 430,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. from smoking related illnesses. Secondhand smoke or "passive smoke" also harm family members, coworkers, and others around smokers. There are a number of techniques available to assist people who want to quit smoking.
Is Thrush Contagious?
Thrush is a fungal infection caused by Candida albicans. An infant with thrush can infect his/her mother with thrush during breastfeeding. Treatment typically involves using antifungal lozenges or mouthwash.
About 1% to 2% of people in the U.S. have a peanut allergy. Symptoms and signs of a peanut allergy include rash, hives, redness, and itching. Severe reactions may cause difficulty breathing, nausea, decreased blood pressure, lightheadedness, and behavioral changes. People with a peanut allergy should carry an epinephrine auto-injector with them at all times.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection left untreated causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Still incurable, AIDS describes immune system collapse that opens the way for opportunistic infections and cancers to kill the patient. Early symptoms and signs of HIV infection include flu-like symptoms and fungal infections, but some people may not show any symptoms for years. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the standard treatment for HIV infection. These combination drug regimens have made HIV much less deadly, but a cure or vaccine for the pandemic remains out of reach. HIV is usually transmitted through sexual contact or sharing IV drug needles, but can also infect someone through contact with infected blood. Sexual abstinence, safe sex practices, quitting IV drugs (or at least using clean needles), and proper safety equipment by clinicians and first responders can drastically reduce transmission rates for HIV/AIDS.
AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
AIDS is the advanced stage of HIV infection. Symptoms and signs of AIDS include pneumonia due to Pneumocystis jiroveci, tuberculosis, toxoplasmosis, seizures, weakness, meningitis, yeast infection of the esophagus, and Kaposi's sarcoma. Anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) is used in the treatment of AIDS.
Colic in Babies
Colic is crying or fussing that begins suddenly, lasting for a total of three hours a day and happening more than three days a week for about three weeks. Symptoms include the baby's face turning red, the belly is distended, the feet may be cold, the hands clenched, and the legs may alternate between being flexed or extended. Treatment may involve ruling out other causes of the fussing and the doctor prescribing anti-gas bubbly medicine.
GERD and GER (Acid Reflux) in Infants and Children
GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is the upward movement of stomach content, including acid, into the esophagus and sometimes into or out of the mouth. Common symptoms of GERD in children include colic, feeding problems, poor growth, frequent vomiting or coughing, heartburn, regurgitation, recurrent wheezing, pneumonia, choking, or gagging. Treatment may involve elevating the child's bed, keeping the child upright after eating, limiting foods that seem to make the reflux worse, encouraging your child to exercise, and serving several small meals a day.
The most common food allergies are to eggs, nuts, milk, peanuts, fish, shellfish, strawberries and tomatoes. Symptoms and signs include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, itching, hives, eczema, asthma, lightheadedness, and anaphylaxis. Allergy skin tests, RAST, and ELISA tests may be used to diagnose a food allergy. Though dietary avoidance may be sufficient treatment for mild allergies, the use of an Epipen may be necessary for severe food allergies.
Fast-food consumption and lack of exercise are just a couple of causes of childhood obesity. Health effects of childhood obesity include type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol, asthma, sleep apnea, gallstones, fatty liver disease, GERD, depression, and eating disorders.
Though human milk is the preferred feeding for infants, parents may consider formula-feeding if there is an inadequate supply of breast milk, the baby sucks inefficiently, the parents want to monitor how much the baby is receiving, or the mother is taking medications that are unsafe for the baby and may be passed through the breast milk.
Pregnancy Changes and Body Discomforts
Pregnancy can bring challenges like weight gain, stretch marks, varicose veins, heartburn, constipation, hemorrhoids, problems sleeping, and wondering if it is safe to have sex while pregnant. Learn how to manage and move through these challenges during pregnancy.
HIV vs. AIDS
Human immunodeficiency virus causes HIV infection. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a condition that results after HIV has extensively damaged a person's immune system. Risk factors for HIV and AIDS include use of contaminated needles or syringes, unprotected sex, STDs, receiving a blood transfusion prior to 1985 in the United States, having many sex partners, and transmission from a mother to her child.
Postpartum depression is a form of depression that occurs within a year after delivery. It is thought that rapid hormone changes after childbirth may lead to depression. Symptoms of postpartum depression include crying a lot, headaches, chest pains, eating too little or too much, sleeping too little or too much, withdrawal from friends and family, and feeling irritable, sad, hopeless, worthless, guilty, and overwhelmed. Treatment typically involves talk therapy and medication.
Endometrial Cancer Prevention
Endometrial cancer, or uterine cancer, affects the endometrium of the uterus. It's the most common invasive cancer of the female reproductive system. Risk factors include smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, taking estrogen-only hormone therapy, early menstruation, late menopause, and never being pregnant.
Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip
Cleft palate and cleft lip are facial and oral defects that occur early in pregnancy. A cleft lip is a split of the two sides of the upper lip, and a cleft palate is a split in the roof of the mouth. Cleft lip the fourth most common birth defect in the U.S. Repair of a cleft palate or cleft lip may require multiple surgeries.
Shaken Baby Syndrome (Abusive Head Trauma)
Shaken baby syndrome, or abusive head trauma, is the condition that describes the symptoms and signs that result from the violent shaking of an infant. These symptoms and signs include: bruising, vomiting, poor feeding, seizures, head trauma, and hemorrhages of the retina. Shaken baby sundrome treatment involves removing the infant from the household where the abuse occurred and providing supportive care for the child's injuries.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
Consuming alcohol during pregnancy may cause fetal alcohol syndrome, a group of conditions associated with mental, growth, and physical problems. Children with fetal alcohol syndrome may have a small head, short stature, low IQ, and abnormal facial features. Early intervention programs can lessen the impact of motor, cognitive, and language impairments.
Asthma in Children
Asthma in children manifests with symptoms such as coughing and wheezing. Rates of asthma in children are increasing. Asthma in children is usually diagnosed based on the description of symptoms. Lung function tests may also be used. A variety of medications are used for the treatment of childhood asthma.
Pregnancy and Drugs (Prescription and OTC)
Taking prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs or supplements should be discussed with your doctor. There are some medications that have been found to cause no problems in pregnancy, however, medications such as Accutane for acne, should never be taken during pregnancy.
Jaundice (Newborn, Kernicterus)
Jaundice in infants occur when the baby's liver may not be developed enough to efficiently rid the body of bilirubin. Symptoms of jaundice include yellowish colored eyes, and yellowing of the skin. Some babies are more at risk to develop jaundice. Kernicterus is a type of brain damage that occurs when a baby has jaundice and is not treated. Treatment of infant jaundice is generally with phototherapy so that kernicterus should not develop.
Oral Health Problems in Children
Oral health problems in children include thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, lip sucking, tooth decay, and early tooth loss. Get tips on how to prevent these problems in your child.
Breastfeeding: Common Breastfeeding Challenges
Breastfeeding an infant can cause common challenges both for the mother an infant. Some challenges include sore nipples, low milk supply, oversupply of milk, engorgement, plugged ducts, breast infection, fungal infections, nursing strike, inverted, flat, or very large nipples, breastfeeding a baby with health problems, and breastfeeding in special situations. Tips and helpful information can inform mothers how to manage and handles these challenges while continuing to breastfeed her baby.
Breast Cancer During Pregnancy
Breast cancer occurs in about 1 in every 1,000 pregnant women. Treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy involves surgery, but it is very difficult to protect the baby from the dangerous effects of radiation and chemotherapy. It can be an agonizing to decide whether or not to undergo breast cancer treatment while one is pregnant.
Treatment & Diagnosis
- Nipple Pain
- Breast Pain
- How to Choose a Doctor
- Neonatal Jaundice
- Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment
- Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment
- Breastfeeding: Basics and Beyond
- Breastfeeding Demystified with Maggie Payne-Orton, RN
- Breastfeeding Basics: So That's What They're For!
- Breastfeeding: Feed Me! Breasts, Bottles, & Beyond
- Breast Feeding - Do Breast Fed Babies Do Better?
- Breastfeeding -- Protection from Breast Cancer?
- Depression and Women
- Babies On The Breast Of HIV Moms
- Children: Tips for Choosing a Pediatrician
- Can Hormones Released by Breastfeeding Cause a Miscarriage?
- What Are Side Effects of Antimalarial Drugs While Breastfeeding?
- Does Vitamin D Deficiency Cause Symptoms?
- Colic Remedies to Comfort Your Baby
- Ask The Experts: Women's Health
Medications & Supplements
- domperidone (oral)
- estradiol valerate - injection, Delestrogen
- docetaxel - injection, Taxotere
- raloxifene - oral, Evista
- capecitabine - oral, Xeloda
- doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx)
- cabergoline (Dostinex)
- metoclopramide, Reglan, Metozolv ODT, (Reglan ODT, Octamide, and Maxolon
- danazol - oral, Danocrine
- methyltestosterone - oral, Android, Testred
- bromocriptine (Parlodel)
- evening primrose oil
- Conjugated Estrogens (Cenestin, Enjuvia, Estrace, and Others)
- testosterone - intramuscular, Delatestryl, Tesamone
Prevention & Wellness
- Breastfeeding OK After Mom Has Anesthesia, Experts Say
- Exercise Might Make Breast Milk's Goodness Even Better
- Breastfeeding May Help Guard Against Diabetes
- Breast Milk May Help Shield Infants From Dangerous Viruses
- 12 Weeks of Paid Maternity Leave Benefits Everyone: Study
- Employers Need to Do More to Help Breastfeeding Moms: Survey
- Breastfeeding May Bring Added Bonus for Women With MS
- Vaginal Birth, Breastfeeding Reduce Allergies, Asthma
- Abnormal Gut Microbiome May Stunt Preemies' Growth
- Many Women Are Sharing Breast Milk, and That Has Health Experts Worried
- Breast Milk Combats Growth of Bad Bacteria
- New Healthy Drinks Guidelines for Kids: Skip the Soy, Avoid Sugars
- Health Tip: What to Expect While Breastfeeding
- Tongue, Lip Snip Surgeries May Be Overused in U.S. Newborns
- Infant Formula Powder Recalled Due to Possible Metal Contamination
- Another Reason Breast Is Best for Fragile Preemie Babies
- Few Days of Formula Feeding After Delivery Won't Harm Breastfed Babies
- Nursing Moms Who Eat Right Have Slimmer, Healthier Babies
- Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for Mom
- Breast Milk Has Biggest Benefit for Preemies' Brains: Study
- Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom, Baby
- Is That Medication Safe When Breastfeeding?
- Fungi in Breast Milk? These Kinds Are Good for Baby
- Breastfeeding May Cut Kids' Eczema Risk
- Pumped Breast Milk Falls Short of Breastfed Version
- Breastfeeding Is Still Best
- Delaying Baby's First Bath May Bring Benefits
- Breast Milk, Formula Affect Baby's 'Microbiome' in Different Ways
- Doctors Aren't Promoting Breastfeeding's Cancer-Protection Benefit
- Family Leave Boosts Breastfeeding Rates, But Mostly for Affluent Moms
- Breastfeeding May Shield Baby From Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
- Does Breastfeeding Hormone Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes?
- Women Who Breastfeed Longer More Likely to Have More Kids
- Breast Milk May Boost Preemies' Brain Development
- Milk Straight From Breast Best for Baby's Weight
- Pot May Stay in Breast Milk for 6 Days
- Health Tip: Food Safety for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers
- Breastfeeding Bonus: Lower Stroke Risk for Mom Years Later
- Good News, Bad News in U.S. Breastfeeding Report
- Breast-Feeding Suffers in Homes With Smokers: Study
- Drinking While Breast-Feeding May Dampen Child's Brain Development
- For Breast-feeding Working Moms, Co-Workers' Support Is Key
- Mom's Marijuana Winds Up in Breast Milk
- Breast-Feed Now, Stave Off Diabetes Later
- Most U.S. Babies Start Solid Foods Too Soon
- Special Baby Formula Doesn't Seem to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
- Health Tip: How to Clean a Breast Pump
- Prolonged Breast-Feeding May Guard Against Teen Eczema
- Health Tip: Supporting Breast-feeding Moms on the Job
- Breast-Feeding Bond Lingers for Mom
- Even Partial Breast-Feeding for First Few Months Lowers SIDS Risk
- Breast Milk May Arrive Late for Obese New Moms
- Health Tip: Breast-feeding May Help Teeth
- IUD Won't Interfere With Breast-Feeding
- Breast-Feeding Linked to Lower Endometriosis Risk
- Breast-Feeding Lowers Mom's Breast Cancer Risk: Study
- Breast-Feeding May Lower Risk of MS, Study Says
- Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom
- Breast-Feeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section
- Another Reason to Breast-Feed: It's Good for Baby's Belly
- Story That Breast-Feeding Reduces Vaccine Effectiveness is False
- Breast-Feeding Success Hinges on Support for Mom, Baby
- Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers
- Fate of Lesser-Known Obamacare Benefits Not Known
- Most Cow's Milk Baby Formulas Don't Up Risk of Type 1 Diabetes
- Are Catholic Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed?
- Doctors Should Promote Breast-Feeding to Patients: Panel
- 'Baby-Led' Weaning Doesn't Raise Choking Risk: Study
- What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk
- Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC
- Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'
- Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study
- Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits
- Breast Milk Best From the Breast?
- When New Moms Work Longer Hours, Breast-Feeding Takes a Back Seat
- Special Infant Formulas Don't Shield Against Asthma, Allergies: Study
- Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study
- Obstetricians' Group Urges Docs to Help Support Breast-Feeding
- Infant Delivery and Feeding Methods Can Affect Gut Composition
- Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Some Women
- Breast-Feeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Preemie Eye Problem
- Breast-Feeding May Not Help Prevent Allergies in Kids, Study Claims
- Breast-Feeding May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study
- Giving Birth, Breast-feeding May Help Women's Long-Term Health
- Breast Milk Makeup May Influence Child's Later Weight, Study Says
- Many New Moms Still Lack Breast-Feeding Support at Work
- Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC
- Breast-Feeding Tied to Better Emotion Perception in Some Infants
- Women Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse: Study
- Breast-Feeding May Pass Common Chemical to Baby, Study Shows
- Prescription Meds: Too Common in Pregnancy?
- Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age
- Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms, Too
- Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits, Study Suggests
- Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study
- Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula
- Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered
- Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study
- For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two
- Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds
- Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness
- Breast-Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults, Study Suggests
- Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study
- Exclusive Breast-Feeding May Ease Transition to Solid Food
- Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity
- Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes
- Health Tip: Curbing Nighttime Nursing
- Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women
- Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds
- Breast Milk May Protect Against Deadly Newborn Disease
- Tips for Keeping Breast-Feeding Goals on Track
- Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds
- Health Tip: Get the Right Nutrients While Nursing
- More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies
- Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests
- Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans
- Mom's Epilepsy Drugs Appear Safe in Breast Milk
- 'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity
- Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
- Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later
- Breast-Feeding Might Reduce Moms' Odds of Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Scientists Uncover Breast Milk's Potential Secret Weapon Against HIV
- Bottle-Feeding May Raise Risk of Stomach Obstruction in Infants
- Breast-Feeding After Implants Won't Cause Sagging, Study Finds
- Mexican Women's Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Breast-Feeding?
- Bed-Sharing With Babies Tied to More Breast-Feeding
- Breast-Feeding Problems Common for First-Time Moms
- Commercial Baby Foods Fall Short for Nutrition: Study
- Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says
- Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby
- Breast-Feeding May Protect Some Women Against Breast Cancer
- Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity
- Health Tip: Got Enough Breast Milk?
- Mother's Personality Influences Breast-Feeding Decision, Study Finds
- Most U.S. Babies Are Now Breast-Fed, CDC Says
- Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child, Study Suggests
- Solid Food Timing for Babies Tied to Diabetes Risk
- Breast Milk Supply May Be Linked to Insulin Production: Study
- Are Breast-fed Kids More Upwardly Mobile?
- More Evidence Shows Breast-Feeding Helps Babies' Brains
- Low Breast-Feeding Rate Linked to Early Deaths, Illnesses: Study
- A Little Formula Might Help Breast-Feeding for Some Babies
- Study Looks at Vitamin D Needs in Breast-Fed Babies
- Breast-Fed Kids May Have Low Iron Levels, Study Finds
- Breast-Feeding Won't Prevent Pre-Teen Obesity, Study Finds
- C-Section, Formula May Disrupt 'Good' Gut Bacteria in Babies
- Breast-Feeding Still Less Common for Black Babies: CDC
- Buy Breast Pumps With Caution, FDA Says
- Breast Milk Contains More Than 700 Bacteria Types: Study
- Omega-3s in Formula Can Help Baby's Eyesight: Review
- Health Tip: Store Breast Milk Safely
- Could Hormone Spray Help Men Stay, Not Stray?
- Extra Pounds Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Women
- Breast-Feeding Might Cut Risk for Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer: Study
- Study Sees Link Between Prolonged Formula Feeding, Leukemia Risk
- Health Tip: Starting Baby on Solid Foods
- Could Hypertension in Pregnancy Harm Child's Thinking Skills for Decades?
- FDA to Parents: Don't Give SimplyThick to Infants
- More Benefits of Breast Milk Revealed
- Bottle-Feeding May Raise Baby's Risk for Intestinal Trouble
- Soy Formula May Harm Babies With Underactive Thyroid: Report
- Breast-Milk Compound May Shield Babies From HIV
- Baby's Healthy Diet Feeds IQ, Study Finds
- More Moms Breastfeeding
- Mom's HIV Drugs May Pass to Baby in Womb, Breast-Feeding
- Breastfeeding Fights Obesity
- Infant Formula Can Be a Major Source of BPA: Experts
- Exercise Won't Affect Breast Milk, Baby's Growth: Study
- Human Breast Milk May Block HIV, Mouse Study Finds
- Many Moms Don't Meet Their Own Breastfeeding Goals
- Soy and Cow's Milk-Based Baby Formulas Face Off
- Health Tip: Comforting Baby's Pain
- Pacifiers Don't Discourage Breast-Feeding, Study Says
- Many Women Say No to Breast-Feeding for 6 Months: Survey
- Mothers on Antidepressants Less Likely to Breast-Feed: Study
- Health Tip: Minimize Breastfeeding Pain
- Exclusive Breast-Feeding Best for Baby: Experts
- Health Tip: Is Your Baby Breast-Feeding Enough?
- When Mom Has Pregnancy Diabetes, Breast-Feeding Curbs Child Obesity
- Breastfeeding OK for Moms With Asthma
- Health Tip: Prepare for Breast-feeding
- Infant Formula Investigated in Baby Death
- Study Sheds Light on Preemies' Higher SIDS Risk
- Preemies Infected With More Dangerous Types of Bacteria: Study
- Get Rid of Bumpers, Stuffed Animals in Baby's Crib
- Are Too Many Babies Getting Acid Reflux Drugs?
- Why Many With Breast Implants Fail at Breastfeeding
- Optimism May Be Partly in Your Genes
- Fatty Acids From Formula or Breastfeeding May Boost Mental Development
- Kids Need Flu Shot Even if They Had One Last Year
- Breastfeeding May Cut Risk of Some Breast Cancers
- Electromagnetic Fields Linked to Asthma in Kids
- No More Co-pay for Birth Control
- Panel: Drop Co-Pay for Women's Birth Control
- Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity Outlined in U.S. Report
- Breastfeeding May Influence Long-Term Health: Study
- Most Parents Confident About Vaccine Safety
- High Levels of Flame Retardants in U.S. Kids
- Breast Milk May Hold Clues to Breast Cancer Risk
- Breastfeeding by Diabetic Moms Cuts Babies' Obesity Risk
- Surgeon General Urges Support for Breastfeeding
- Women Give Up Sleep to Care for Others
- 3 Out of 4 New Moms Breastfeed
- Flu Vaccine FAQ
- Health Tip: When You Feed Baby Formula
- Breastfeeding May Lower Moms' Diabetes Risk
- Herpes Drugs May Be Safe in Early Pregnancy
- Obesity Rates Still Rising, CDC Says
- Breastfeeding 4-6 Months Lowers Babies' Illness Risk
- Antiretrovirals During Breastfeeding Shield Babies From HIV, Study Shows
- Sugar Water Eases Vaccine Pain for Babies
- Breastfeeding Cuts Fever Risk After Vaccines
- Michelle Obama's Plan to End Childhood Obesity Epidemic
- Breastfed Babies Know When to Say When
- Wider Breastfeeding Could Save Babies' Lives
- Black Women in U.S. Comfortable With Formula Feeding
- Long-Term Breastfeeding Tied to More Aggressive Cancers
- Breastfeeding Rates Vary by Race, Region
- Refusing to Vaccinate Affects Other Kids, Too
- Breastfeeding Helps Mom Stay Slimmer Later in Life
- BPA Not Linked to Ill Effects in 2 Studies
- For Baby and Mom Alike, Breastfeeding May Be Best
- Many Women Quit Breastfeeding Early
- Breastfeeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
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- Breastfeeding Boosts Child's School Performance
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- Breastfeeding a Boon to Mom's Heart
- Breastfed Baby May Mean Better Behaved Child
- Eating Fish, Breastfeeding Boost Infant Development
- Formula Samples Hinder Breastfeeding Efforts
- Taking Codeine While Breastfeeding May Harm Infant
- Breastfeeding: The Stress Buster That Lasts for Years
- Better Cholesterol From Breastfeeding
- Many Ob-Gyn Textbooks Lack Good Info on Breast-Feeding
- Does Breastfeeding Boost IQ?
- Breast-Feeding Cuts Food Allergy Risk
- Breastfeeding Doesn't Make Breasts Sag
- Health Tip: Choosing a Baby Formula
- Breastfeeding and Later Obesity
- Epidural During Birth May Negatively Affect Breast-Feeding
- Iron in Infant Formula May Raise Adult Parkinson's Risk
- Birth Control Myths
- Breastfeeding: Your Nutritional Needs
- BreastFeeding: Weaning Your Breastfed Baby
- Getting on a Breastfeeding Schedule
- Making The Breastfeeding Decision
- Breastfeeding 9 to 5
- Breastfeeding Problems
- Breastfeeding: 7 Myths About Breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding in Public: A Mother's Rights
- Breastfeeding Basics
- Breastfeeding: A Mother's Dilemma
- Breastfeeding: How Can You Set Up a Breastfeeding System?
- Infants: The Right Formula?
- Infants: The Formula Conundrum
- Infants: Fat in Formula for Brainier Babies?
- Breastfeeding: Nature's Formula for Success
- Breastfeeding Research
- Breastfeeding Shields Mom from Rheumatoid Arthritis
- World Breastfeeding Week