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New Study Takes A Look At The Benefits Of Breastfeeding

A new study takes a good look at the benefits of breastfeeding. It’s in the journal Pediatrics, and it looked at 1,500 mothers and followed them and their infants up to six years later.

09/02/2014

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia To Operate Breast-Milk Bank

“Human milk can be the difference between life and death,” says Dr. Diane Spatz, director of lactation at CHOP.

08/06/2014

Stigall Show Log 8.6.14

Chris talks to Chaka Fattah Jr about his indictment on Fraud Charges at 7:00, Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine at 8:00, Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg at 8:20, and welcomes in the Piazza Pet of the Week at 8:35.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/06/2014

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Health: New Breastfeeding Initiative Changes Some Philadelphia Hospitals’ Policy

A group of Philadelphia hospitals, that deliver babies, say they’ll no longer give free formula to mothers when they leave area hospitals. 3 On Your Side Stephanie Stahl has the details.

08/01/2014

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Philadelphia Hospitals Increasingly ‘Ban the Bag’ To Encourage Breastfeeding

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and area hospitals are kicking it off with a new initiative.

08/01/2014

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Baby-Friendly Not So Friendly For Some Moms

Baby-friendly programs are meant to encourage new mothers to breastfeed – and there are many good reasons – but it’s not for everyone.

04/28/2014

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Why Breastfeeders Quit

75% of all new moms try breastfeeding. Yet, only 13% ultimately maintain breastfeeding for the doctor-recommended 6-months duration. So, what happens?

10/03/2013

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New Study Says Six Months of Breastfeeding Raises Infant’s IQ

For years doctors have said that breastfeeding can help prevent childhood obesity, allergies, and infections. Still, only a fraction of women follow breastfeeding guidelines.

08/02/2013

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New Jersey Considers Rules To Encourage Breastfeeding

New Jersey’s Health Department wants hospitals to encourage new mothers to breastfeed.

02/15/2013

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Breast Milk Or Formula

I am often asked the question whether breast feeding is better than bottle feeding and my answer is that there is not an easy yes or no answer.

09/27/2012

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Pregnancy And Medications

Doctors need to ask all women of childbearing age if they might be pregnant before prescribing medications. That’s because some are safe during pregnancy but others are not.

08/22/2012

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Department Of Public Health Recognizes Breastfeeding-Friendly Employers

Breastfeeding-friendly employers in Philadelphia were recognized on Thursday as part of Breastfeeding Awareness Week.

08/02/2012

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Who Really Breastfeeds?

The World Health Organization recommends that women breastfeed for the first six months of life. But what do most women do?

06/12/2012

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