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Breastfeeding: Positive Influence on the Baby’s Intestinal Microbiota
May22

Breastfeeding: Positive Influence on the Baby’s Intestinal Microbiota

By Roberta Attanasio “Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development”, the World Health Organization tells us. Breastfeeding confers short-term and long-term benefits on both child and mother, and virtually all mothers can breastfeed, provided they have accurate information, as well as the support of their family, the health care system and society...

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Breastfeeding: Benefits of Early Exposure to Maternal Antibodies
Feb13

Breastfeeding: Benefits of Early Exposure to Maternal Antibodies

By Roberta Attanasio “Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Virtually all mothers can breastfeed, provided they have accurate information, and the support of their family, the health care system and society at large. Colostrum, the yellowish, sticky breast milk produced at the end of pregnancy, is recommended by World Health Organization as the...

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Lead Exposure in Infants: The Role of Breastfeeding
Jan25

Lead Exposure in Infants: The Role of Breastfeeding

By Roberta Attanasio Lead, a toxic heavy metal, is the well-known cause of a global epidemic. It has acute and chronic effects on human health, causing neurological, cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal, haematological and reproductive effects. Children under the age of 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely and adversely influence mental and physical development. In the U.S., lead poisoning has been...

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It’s World Breastfeeding Week!
Aug04

It’s World Breastfeeding Week!

By The Editors World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration made by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. According to the Innocenti Declaration, breastfeeding is a unique process that:  Provides ideal nutrition...

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