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Greater duration of breastfeeding during infancy does not reduce child`s obesity risk

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 16:56

An intervention that succeeded in improving the duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding during infancy did not result in a lower risk of overweight or obesity among the children.

Breastfeeding within `power hour` could save 95 babies every hour

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013, 16:13

A children`s charity has said that the lives of 95 babies could be saved every hour if mothers started breastfeeding their newborns in the hour after their birth.

Breastfeeding `may reduce mums` ovarian cancer risk by two-thirds`

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 13:45

Breastfeeding babies can reduce a mother`s risk of ovarian cancer by nearly two-thirds, and the longer she continues to do it the greater the protection against the illness, researchers say.

`Breastfeeding crucial for countering infant mortality`

Last Updated: Thursday, December 06, 2012, 15:57

Breastfeeding to a child for the first six months is crucial for preventing infant mortality and malnutrition.

Breastfeed to avoid diabetes

Last Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012, 15:50

Women who breastfeed their children are less likely to develop diabetes in later life

Babies `learn` mum’s smell to breastfeed

Last Updated: Friday, October 05, 2012, 14:08

In a new study, researchers have shown that a mammal begins to suckle its mother’s milk through a learned response built on learning her unique combination of smells.

`Rooming in` mum, baby after delivery beneficial

Last Updated: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 17:22

Keeping the mother and her newborn in the same room every hour of the day encourages breastfeeding at least in the short term, researchers say.

Breastfeeding in infancy can protect adults from depression

Last Updated: Sunday, September 09, 2012, 18:27

People who were breast-fed as infants may have a lower risk of depression in adulthood, a new study has claimed.

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