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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.

Breastfeeding may boost IQ in babies

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 15:41

Children who are breastfed score higher on IQ tests and perform better in school, scientists say.

How parents-to-be can prepare for childbirth

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 16:33

Pregnancy, the period between conception and childbirth, can be a testing time for parents-to-be, especially for expecting women, but with proper mental and physical preparation this trying time can turn into a beautiful experience for both of them.

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