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Early skin-to-skin contact associated with higher breastfeeding rates

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 19:10

A new study has revealed that skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby in the delivery room is linked positively to an increased likelihood for exclusive breastfeeding.

Bottle feeding may increase stomach obstruction in infants

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 22:49

Infants who are bottle-fed are more likely to develop hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS), a form of stomach obstruction, than those who are breastfed, according to US researchers.

UNICEF launches mobile app for breastfeeding in China

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 10:32

UNICEF China has launched a mobile application that enables its users to locate breastfeeding rooms in public places in different cities.

Babies receive good bacteria from mum`s gut via breast milk

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 13:32

Scientists have found that `good` bacteria reach babies` digestive systems from their mother`s gut through breast milk.

Breastfeeding lowers breast cancer risk for non-smoking moms

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 13:31

A new analysis has found that breastfeeding for more than six months may help protect non-smoking mothers from acquiring breast cancer.

Breastfeeding may ward off breast cancer in women

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 15:49

Breastfeeding for more than six months can protect women against breast cancer, a new study has found.

Breastfeeding lowers obesity risk in kids

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 13:40

Breastfeeding has been linked to decreased risk of overweight and obesity among school children, a new study has found.

First public sector breast milk bank in Kolkata inaugurated

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 19:02

A modern and sophisticated breast milk bank, stated to be the first in India in the public sector, was today inaugurated here at the premier state-run SSKM hospital by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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