Breastfeeding Research

It’s Only Natural – New Breastfeeding Campaign

Today, Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA announced the launch of It’s Only Natural, a new public education campaign that aims to raise awareness among African American women of the importance of and benefits associated with breastfeeding and provide helpful tips. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health collaborated …

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IBCLCs Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Once again, the land is awash in October pink, as the nation focuses on Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As breastfeeding experts, the members of the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) applauds efforts to raise breast cancer awareness and raise funds to explore ways to prevent and cure this disease that affects close to one …

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United States Lactation Consultant Association Announces

Date: January 2012   Contact: Scott Sherwood                                                              For immediate release Tel. 919-861-4543 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              919-861-4543      end_of_the_skype_highlighting Email: ScottSherwood@uslcaonline.org   Morrisville, NC–January 20 marks the anniversary of Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin’s historic Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. Dr. Benjamin challenged all Americans to do their part to remove barriers to breastfeeding.   Breastfeeding is …

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Causes of High Incidence of Breast Cancer in African-American Women Identified

ScienceDaily (Aug. 16, 2011) — Investigators from the Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center have reported findings that may shed light on why African American women have a disproportionately higher risk of developing more aggressive and difficult-to-treat breast cancers, specifically estrogen and progesterone receptor negative (ER-/PR-) cancers. The study, which appears online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, found …

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Dr. Saenz’ August handout on Prenatal Preparation is available!!!

Dr. Becky Saenz of the Mississippi Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic has come out with her newest handout for moms and this one is possibly the best one ever!!! This month the focus is on Prenatal Preparation for Breastfeeding. This handout should find its way into the hands of every expectant mother, before she visits her hospital …

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Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine – 2 Newly Revised Protocols

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine has published two newly revised protocols: Protocol #7: Model Breastfeeding Policy (Revision 2010) and Protocol #8: Human Milk Storage Information for Home Use for Full-Term Infants (original protocol March 2004; revision #1 March 2010). Both protocols are available on the ABM website (www.bfmed.org) along with many other helpful protocols.

Survey of Domperidone and Metoclopramide Use in Breastfeeding Mothers

Thomas Hale & Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, co-investigators We are pleased to announce our new online research study, a survey of women’s experience with the drugs metoclopramide and domperidone, which can be used to stimulate milk production. We would like to collect side effect information on both drugs from as many mothers as possible worldwide. The survey …

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Talking about Breastfeeding: Why the Health Argument Isn’t Enough

This just-published Issue Brief from Berkeley Media Studies Group covers the content they presented at the United States Breastfeeding Coalition conference in January: “Talking about Breastfeeding: Why the Health Argument Isn’t Enough.” Public health advocates have for years been trying to increase the number of women who breastfeed by educating mothers about its health benefits. …

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