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Are the benefits of breast milk stimulant worth the risk? (12/14/2014)

While some specialists encourage the off-label use of domperidone to stimulate breast milk production, some studies have suggested it may be related to negative side effects, including irregular heartbeat and sudden cardiac death. In a new article out today, researchers concluded that although domperidone can increase breast milk production, and there is no known risk to the babies who drink the milk, risks to women are still worrying. ...> Full Article

Puree helps kids make smooth transition to vegetables (11/21/2014)

Adding tiny amounts of vegetable puree to milk and then rice at the time of weaning makes children more likely to eat vegetables, new University of Leeds research shows. ...> Full Article

Survey: Moms who choose to breastfeed older babies motivated by health, nutrition benefits (10/15/2014)

Mothers who decide to breastfeed their children beyond 1 year of age consider their child's physical and social development to be most important, while the advice of health care professionals, family and friends are least important, according to a study. ...> Full Article

Kids eat better if their parents went to college (9/28/2014)

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. But it's still not enough, the study goes on to say, as all kids are falling short when it comes to eating healthier at school. The research suggests a parent's educational attainment, an indicator of socioeconomic status, may inform a child's diet. ...> Full Article

Human milk fat improves growth in premature infants (8/20/2014)

For premature infants, adequate growth while in the neonatal intensive care unit is an indicator of better long-term health and developmental outcomes. Researchers at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have now successfully incorporated a cream supplement into premature infants' diets that improved their growth outcomes in the NICU. The report appears today in the Journal of Pediatrics. ...> Full Article

How critically ill infants can benefit most from human milk (8/14/2014)

How critically ill infants can benefit most from human milkHuman milk is infant food, but for sick, hospitalized babies, it's also medicine. That's the central premise of a series of articles in a neonatal nursing journal's special issue focused on human milk for sick newborns. The articles are being published during World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, 2014. ...> Full Article

Trying to get kids to eat healthier? Don't tell them veggies are good for them (7/27/2014)

At some point, most kids will hear that drinking milk helps make their bones strong or that fish is food for the brain. But do these messages foster the idea that if something is good for us, it must surely taste bad? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, when children hear about the benefits of healthy food, they're less likely to eat it. ...> Full Article

Measuring nurture: Study shows how 'good mothering' hardwires infant brain (7/22/2014)

By carefully watching nearly a hundred hours of video showing mother rats protecting, warming, and feeding their young pups, and then matching up what they saw to real-time electrical readings from the pups' brains, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that the mother's presence and social interactions -- her nurturing role -- directly molds the early neural activity and growth of her offsprings' brain. ...> Full Article

Study shows why breastfed babies are so smart (3/3/2014)

Responsiveness to children's emotional cues boosts kids' math and reading skills. Reading to children as early as 9 months of age also significantly improves school readiness.The two parenting skills can give kids an extra 2-3 months' worth of brain development. ...> Full Article

Pediatricians urge consumption of only pasteurized dairy products (12/21/2013)

Pregnant women, infants and young children should avoid raw or unpasteurized milk and milk products and only consume pasteurized products, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. ...> Full Article

Nutrition report cards receive high marks in pilot program (12/18/2013)

Parents receiving academic report cards throughout the school year is commonplace, but a new Cornell University study shows that for healthier nutrition, parents should opt to receive a nutrition report card, too. ...> Full Article

Messy children make better learners (12/10/2013)

Messy children make better learnersParents, let your children get messy in the high chair. They learn better that way. That's according to a new study from the University of Iowa, which concludes that a 16-month-old's setting and degree of interaction enhances his or her ability to identify nonsolid objects and name them. Results published in the journal Developmental Science. ...> Full Article

Breastfeeding provides babies with iodine (12/5/2013)

WHO recommends that breastfeeding mothers without access to iodised salt should take an iodine supplement capsule to provide a year's worth of iodine for them and their infant. ETH Zurich researchers tested the effectiveness of this method for the first time. ...> Full Article

A touch of garlic helps kill contaminants in baby formula (12/4/2013)

Garlic may be bad for your breath, but it's good for your baby, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.The study, recently published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, is the first to identify two compounds derived from garlic -- diallyl sulfide and ajoene -- that significantly reduce the contamination risk of Cronobacter sakazakii in the production of dry infant formula powder. ...> Full Article

Extrovert and introvert children are not equally influenced by plate size (12/3/2013)

New research by Dr. Brian Wansink from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab and Koert van Ittersum form Groningen University in The Netherlands indicates that extroverted and introverted children respond differently to environmental cues, such as plate size, when it comes to portion control. ...> Full Article

Large dishes increase how much cereal kids request, eat, and waste (11/28/2013)

Bigger dishes can cause adults to serve and consume more food, but this study reveals that kids are also vulnerable to this bowl-size bias. Researchers Brian Wansink, Koert van Ittersum, and Collin Payne found that children will not only ask for more food to fill larger bowls -- they'll also eat 52 percent more. ...> Full Article

Breastfeeding fraught with early challenges for many first-time mothers (9/28/2013)

A new study shows that new moms who report early concerns or problems with breastfeeding are nearly 10 times more likely to abandon breastfeeding within two months. ...> Full Article

Diets low in polyunsaturated fatty acids may be a problem for youngsters (9/21/2013)

In the first study to closely examine the polyunsaturated fatty acid intake among US children under the age of five, Sarah Keim, Ph.D., principal investigator in the Center for Biobehavioral Health at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, has found what might be a troubling deficit in the diet of many youngsters. ...> Full Article

Diet during pregnancy and early life affects children's behavior and intelligence (9/20/2013)

The statement "you are what you eat" is significant for the development of optimum mental performance in children as evidence is accumulating to show that nutrition pre-birth and in early life "programmes" long term health, well being, brain development and mental performance and that certain nutrients are important to this process. ...> Full Article

DHA-enriched formula in infancy linked to positive cognitive outcomes in childhood (8/27/2013)

While the effect of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in infant formula on children's cognitive development may not always be evident on standardized developmental tasks at 18 months, significant effects may emerge later on more specific or fine-grained tasks. ...> Full Article

Breastfeeding may protect against persistent stuttering (8/18/2013)

Breastfeeding may protect against persistent stutteringA study of 47 children who began stuttering at an early age found that those who were breastfed in infancy were more likely to recover from stuttering and return to fluent speech. ...> Full Article

Personality may affect a new mother's decision to breastfeed (8/18/2013)

A new analysis has found that mothers who are more extroverted and less anxious are more likely to breastfeed and to continue to breastfeed than mothers who are introverted or anxious. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the study indicates that new mothers with certain personalities may need additional support and education to help them feel confident, self assured, and knowledgeable about breastfeeding. ...> Full Article

Study finds physicians need to better recognize use of herbal supplements while breastfeeding (8/17/2013)

In an article published in this month's issue of Pediatrics In Review, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine stress the importance of physicians recognizing that many mothers use herbal supplements while breastfeeding in order to make accurate health assessments for both mother and child. ...> Full Article

Unraveling the scientific basis of the infant feeding axiom 'breast is best' (7/27/2013)

Scientists are making strides toward unraveling the surprisingly complex chemistry underpinning that axiom of infant feeding "breast is best," according to an article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News. C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. ...> Full Article

Moms need help to overcome breastfeeding worries, study says (7/21/2013)

More support is needed to help women overcome doubts in the hope that they will breastfeed their babies for longer, says a University of Alberta nutrition researcher. ...> Full Article

New study reveals important role of insulin in making breast milk (7/12/2013)

Why do so many mothers have difficulty making enough milk to breastfeed? A new study by scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of California Davis adds to their previous research implicating insulin's role in lactation success. ...> Full Article

Breastfeeding boosts ability to climb social ladder (7/1/2013)

Breastfeeding not only boosts children's chances of climbing the social ladder, but it also reduces the chances of downwards mobility, suggests a large study published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. ...> Full Article

2 cups of milk a day ideal for children's health, new research shows (12/19/2012)

New research has answered one of the most common questions parents ask their doctors: How much milk should I be giving my children? The answer is two cups per day. ...> Full Article

New study finds milk-drinking kids reap physical benefits later in life (11/18/2012)

Starting a milk drinking habit as a child can lead to lifelong benefits, even improving physical ability and balance in older age, according to new research. A new study published in Age & Aging found an increase of about one glass of milk a day as a child was linked to a 5 percent faster walking time and 25 percent lesser chance of poor balance in older age. ...> Full Article

Milk better than water to rehydrate kids (8/22/2011)

Children become dehydrated during exercise, and it's important they get enough fluids, particularly before going into a second round of a game. Milk is better than either a sports drink or water because it is a source of high quality protein, carbohydrates, calcium and electrolytes. ...> Full Article

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