Category Archives: Breast Feeding

Healthy Gut Flora in Babies

Here’s an interesting article I found yesterday in the NY Times which reports on a recent study published in the CMAJ about healthy gut flora in babies. This report suggests that babies born vaginally and babies who are breast feed may have healthier gut flora than babies born via C-section and fed only formula. Healthy […]

Infant weight gain linked to the bottle

We have known for years that breast-feeding is associated with less infant weight gain and lower risk of childhood obesity than formula feeding. This new study suggests that it may actually be the act of bottle feeding- regardless of whether the bottle is filled with formula or breast milk- that is associated with increased weight […]

Breastfeeding Associated with Lower Blood Pressure

A new study has just tied breastfeeding to lower blood pressure risk later in life.  In their study, the authors state that women who did not breastfeed had a 22% higher risk of developing high blood pressure. The authors go so far as to claim that 12% of hypertensive women may actually have high blood […]

Few US Hospitals Support Breastfeeding

In roughly 80% of U.S. hospitals, breastfeeding infants are given formula when it is not medically necessary. Here’s an article published by the CDC that discusses the many benefits of breastfeeding and the lack of support for breastfeeding moms in most U.S. hospitals.  

Fewer Behavioral Problems Found in Children who Are Breastfed

Here’s another study to add to the lengthy breast-feeding benefit list—babies who were breastfed for 4-months or longer had fewer parent-reported behavioral problems at 5-years of age