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Breastfeeding enhances kids` immune system

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 11:46

A new study has revealed that breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut of the kids, which builds their immune system.

Helpline for young mothers launched

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 18:22

A nationwide breastfeeding and miscarriage support helpline was launched here Tuesday to help educate young mothers.

Lower birth weight, less breastfeeding could lead to chronic inflammation during adulthood

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:05

Researchers have suggested that individuals born at lower birth weights as well as those breastfed less than three months or not at all are more likely as young adults to have higher levels of chronic inflammation that contributes to cardiovascular disease.

Antidepressants and breastfeeding can mix: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 02:24

Women on antidepressants are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they keep taking the medication, a new study has found.

Probiotics not helpful for tots with colic

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:36

Researchers have found that Probiotics do not help infants with colic.

Breast milk lowers obesity risk later in life

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:34

Researchers have found that breast-feeding has a protective effect on the risk of obesity at 20 years of age.

Breastfeeding could increase healthy bacteria in infants

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 17:46

Researchers have suggested that breastfeeding until at least nine months of age increases prevalence in the gastrointestinal tract of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, species which are known to contribute to development of a healthy immune system.

`Love hormone` oxytocin could help treat anorexia

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 13:34

A new study has revealed that love hormone oxytocin, which is released during sex, childbirth and breastfeeding, could treat anorexia.

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