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Breastfeeding

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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