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.
“Human milk can be the difference between life and death,” says Dr. Diane Spatz, director of lactation at CHOP.
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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.
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and area hospitals are kicking it off with a new initiative.
Baby-friendly programs are meant to encourage new mothers to breastfeed – and there are many good reasons – but it’s not for everyone.
75% of all new moms try breastfeeding. Yet, only 13% ultimately maintain breastfeeding for the doctor-recommended 6-months duration. So, what happens?
For years doctors have said that breastfeeding can help prevent childhood obesity, allergies, and infections. Still, only a fraction of women follow breastfeeding guidelines.
New Jersey’s Health Department wants hospitals to encourage new mothers to breastfeed.
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.
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.
Breastfeeding-friendly employers in Philadelphia were recognized on Thursday as part of Breastfeeding Awareness Week.
The World Health Organization recommends that women breastfeed for the first six months of life. But what do most women do?