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More Women Breastfeeding But Need for Support Continues

Although 80 percent of women in the United States begin breastfeeding their babies at birth, many stop earlier than recommended by health authorities. Breastmilk, which contains cells, hormones and antibodies, protects babies from several illnesses and diseases. Breastfed babies have a lower risk of asthma, childhood leukemia and obesity, ear infections, eczema, diarrhea, lower respiratory […]

Can Breastfeeding Lower Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Although women are at greater risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis compared to men, there may be something they can do to reduce their chances of developing this painful disease: breastfeeding. Renowned for its health benefits to children, breastfeeding is also linked with lowering a woman’s risk for postpartum depression, Type 2 diabetes and breast and […]

Exclusive Breastfeeding a Challenge for Many Mothers

Breastfeeding is natural, nourishing and beneficial to mother and child. But a new study shows how difficult it can be despite a woman’s desire to nurse her newborn. In fact, although the majority of new moms intend to exclusively breastfeed their baby for at least the first three months, only one-third achieve this goal, according […]