The mysteries of milk (human)

“Far from being an easily synthesised mixture of nutrients, breast milk contains a multitude of microbes, stem cells and biological molecules that scientists are still trying to understand. Dr Natalie Shenker MRSB explores what we do and don’t know about the white stuff.” “Breast milk contains thousands of different molecules, growth factors, hormones, microorganisms and…

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Breastfeeding Reduces Childhood Obesity Risks

Abstract – in Child Obesity Wang et al (2017) Background: The present study examined the effects of breastfeeding and its duration on the development of childhood obesity from 24 months through grade 6. Methods: U.S. longitudinal data collected from 1234 children were analyzed using logistic regression models and generalized estimating equation (GEE). Child height and weight were measured…

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Big-Latch-On events in Canterbury: World Breastfeeding Week 2017

Registered Big-Latch-On venues in Christchurch and greater Canterbury All the events below will be held on Friday August 4th McFaddens Centre McFaddens Road, St Albans, Christchurch Doors open at 9.30am. Morning tea served from 10am. It’s a good idea to arrive before 10.15am if you are going to join in with the latch-on and breastfeed…

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Does spoon-feeding really make babies overweight? Dr Amy Brown

“Overall, it’s not a clear answer but current research does suggest that infants who follow a baby-led weaning approach may go on to be better eaters and have a healthier weight – but more studies are needed to confirm this. However, this doesn’t mean that parents who choose to spoon-feed should worry. Babies’ food attitudes…

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