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Extroverted mothers likelier to breastfeed for longer durations

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 20:28

New mothers who are more extroverted and less anxious are more likely to breastfeed for longer than those who are introverted or anxious, a new study has revealed.

Breastfeeding may ward off stuttering in kids

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 19:18

Children who are breastfed are more likely to recover from stuttering and return to fluent speech, a new study has found.

Breastfeeding reduces Alzheimer`s risk in women

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 10:59

Mothers who breastfeed run a lower risk of developing Alzheimer`s, with longer periods of breastfeeding further reducing the risk, a new study suggests.

High rate of breastfeeding among Assam mothers

Last Updated: Sunday, August 04, 2013, 23:06

Assam has the distinction of having a high rate of breastfeeding among mothers but its overall practice needs improvement for health growth of the infant.

Social taboos prevent mothers from breastfeeding

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 00:41

Convincing a new mother or a family on breastfeeding a newborn within an hour of birth or up to six months continues to be a tough task, activists and experts say.

Breastfeeding most effective life saver for newborns

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 23:57

Breastfeeding is the most effective and inexpensive "life-safer" for newborns as well as their first immunisation and it supports the child`s ability to learn while helping prevent obesity and chronic diseases later in life.

Indian mothers still don`t see that breastfeeding is best: NGO

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 13:22

Only 41 percent of Indian mothers initiate early breastfeeding. There is a lack of awareness of the benefits of breast milk in India, an NGO said Thursday.

Baby food giants mislead mothers about breastfeeding: NGO

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 00:12

Putting profit before an infant`s health, many baby food giants promote supplementary baby food, mislead mothers, undermine breastfeeding and natural foods, an NGO said Wednesday.

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