Lactation

Stress can lead to decreased lactation, says study

Stress can lead to decreased lactation, says study

Mental and physical stress has a direct impact on the breast milk production. Mother's milk is vital for the proper development of the infant.

Aug 16, 2017, 10:35 AM IST
Lactating without pregnancy? It may be a sign of infertility!

Lactating without pregnancy? It may be a sign of infertility!

More than 75 percent of the women in this condition produce milk without being pregnant.

Jun 19, 2017, 15:16 PM IST

Indian-origin mom 'told to prove lactation' at Frankfurt airport

An Indian-origin Singaporean woman has said she was "humiliated" by the German police who told her to squeeze her breast to express milk at Frankfurt airport to prove she was lactating, the media reported.

Jan 31, 2017, 21:45 PM IST
Top five superfoods for new mothers to increase lactation!

Top five superfoods for new mothers to increase lactation!

World Health Organization says that babies should be breastfed till they reach six months of age.

Dec 22, 2016, 01:43 AM IST

Secret of rich milk production during lactation found

Breast cells develop two nuclei as the lactation process to nurture the newborn begins, researchers said, uncovering one of the secrets to rich milk production.

Apr 23, 2016, 16:34 PM IST

Enjoy the goodness of Fenugreek this winter

Fenugreek (methi in Hindi) is a popular winter vegetable in India. It is also used as herb and as a spice. Protein, potassium, Vitamins A, B, B3, C, and E, and phytoestrogen are some of the nutrients packed inside this plant.

Dec 04, 2013, 00:32 AM IST

Cats adapt food selection to meet demands of lactation

Lactating cats not only increase their total calorie consumption, they also significantly alter the make-up of their diet to meet the demands of feeding a litter, a new study has found.

Oct 05, 2013, 11:52 AM IST

Insulin helps new mums with breastfeeding problems lactate

A new study has looked into insulin`s role in lactation success among mothers have difficulty in making enough milk to breastfeed their babies.

Jul 06, 2013, 15:41 PM IST

Lactation protein suppresses tumours and metastasis in breast cancer

A study has shown that a protein that is necessary for lactation in mammals also acts as a tumour suppressor in breast cancer.

Oct 26, 2012, 08:55 AM IST

Love hormone helps new mums combat fear

Brain speedily delivers the hormone oxytocin — which new mothers have in elevated levels, starting with childbirth — to where it’s needed, freeing them to protect their young.

Feb 12, 2012, 19:32 PM IST

Common antidepressant drugs linked to delayed lactation

Women who take commonly used forms of antidepressant drugs may experience delayed lactation after giving birth and may need additional support to achieve their breastfeeding goals, according to a new study.

Jan 27, 2010, 15:24 PM IST

Common antidepressant drugs linked to delayed lactation

Women who take commonly used forms of antidepressant drugs may experience delayed lactation after giving birth and may need additional support to achieve their breastfeeding goals, according to a new study.

Jan 27, 2010, 00:00 AM IST