Women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease later in life, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019.
Micro-preemies who primarily consume breast milk have significantly higher levels of metabolites important for brain growth and development, according to sophisticated imaging conducted by an interdisciplinary research team at US Children's National (a children's hospital in Washington, D.C, the US).
Ghana First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo called on the Health Service and the Ministry of Health to take urgent steps to prioritize breastfeeding as one of the major public health interventions in the country.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pushing back against a New York Times report that the Trump administration tried to block an effort from the United Nations to promote breastfeeding.
The rate of women who breastfeed their babies for some period of time after birth inched up in the latest report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), continuing a multiyear trend.