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Prioritize breastfeeding as a public health intervention: Ghana first lady
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.
60% of babies ‘at risk due to breastfeeding delay after birth’
Almost 60 percent of babies around the world are not breastfed within the first hour after their birth, putting them at risk of sickness and even death, a new report revealed.
Why breastfeeding is ‘gold standard’ for babies' health
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.
Breastfeeding should be taught in schools, claims health professional
The UK is among countries with the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world, according to new research conducted by UNICEF.
Breastfeeding may prevent type 2 diabetes in mothers
It's often said breastfeeding is best for babies, but new research suggested it also might have a significant long-term benefit for moms —preventing type 2 diabetes.
Dear moms-to-be, breastfeeding and probiotics can cut risk of cancer among babies
Breastfeeding babies, who receive probiotic supplements for three weeks have better gut health, which protects the baby from diabetes and some cancers.
Breastfeeding for two months cuts SIDS risk
The benefits of breastfeeding are well known, but now a new study has found that breastfeeding for two months cuts the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in half.
IUD won't interfere with breastfeeding
Women who have a hormonal intrauterine device implanted immediately after childbirth can still breastfeed, according to a new study.
Breastfeeding could help children eat veg
Breastfeeding is said to give babies the best possible start in life. Studies show it can protect against infections, improve school performance and even bolster IQ.
Why breastfeeding is one of the ‘smartest investments’
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released new findings on the economic gains — besides the obvious health benefits — of breastfeeding.
Number of breastfeeding women continues to rise
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.
Breastfeeding after return to work
Working mothers may be more likely to breastfeed their babies for the recommended minimum of at least six months if they can work less than 20 hours a week, an Australian study suggests.
Breastfeeding urged in Zika countries
The World Health Organization says women in countries hit by the Zika virus should breastfeed their babies and there is no proof the disease can spread to their infants that way.
Breastfeeding can save many kids' lives
If nearly all women worldwide breast-fed their infants and young children, there would be about 800,000 fewer children's deaths and 20,000 fewer breast cancer deaths a year, researchers report.
Low zinc levels tied to breastfeeding problems
Zinc levels in breast milk may be able to serve as an indicator of breast function during lactation, according to Penn State health researchers.

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