breastfeeding
First Documented Case of Transgender Mother Breastfeeding
First Documented Case of Transgender Mother Breastfeeding
Kerry Grens | Feb 15, 2018
Doctors report that a regimen of hormones, an antiemetic drug, and pumping gave the woman enough milk production to feed her baby exclusively breastmilk for six weeks.
Sugars in Breast Milk Kill Pathogenic Bacteria: Study
Sugars in Breast Milk Kill Pathogenic Bacteria: Study
Shawna Williams | Aug 22, 2017
Oligosaccharides from one mom wiped out a group B strep colony in culture.
Orangutans Nurse Their Young for More than Eight Years
Orangutans Nurse Their Young for More than Eight Years
Diana Kwon | May 19, 2017
Scientists think these apes switch to breastfeeding during periods of food scarcity.
Breast Milk Contributes Significantly to Babies' Bacteria
Breast Milk Contributes Significantly to Babies' Bacteria
Ashley P. Taylor | May 10, 2017
Thirty percent of bacteria found in babies' guts came from mothers' milk, a study finds.
Early-Life Microbiome
Early-Life Microbiome
Tracy Vence | Jun 16, 2016
Analyzing the gut microbiomes of children from birth through toddlerhood, researchers tie compositional changes to birth mode, infant diet, and antibiotic therapy.
Breast Milk Primes Gut for Microbes
Breast Milk Primes Gut for Microbes
Ruth Williams | May 5, 2016
Maternal antibodies engender a receptive gut environment for beneficial bacteria in newborn mice.
Breast Milk and Obesity
Breast Milk and Obesity
Jef Akst | Nov 2, 2015
A study links components of a mother’s milk to her infant’s growth.