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Study: Mask-Wearing Moms with COVID-19 Can Safely Nurse Babies
Study: Mask-Wearing Moms with COVID-19 Can Safely Nurse Babies
None of the breastfed infants in the study tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 within the first two weeks of life.
Study: Mask-Wearing Moms with COVID-19 Can Safely Nurse Babies
Study: Mask-Wearing Moms with COVID-19 Can Safely Nurse Babies

None of the breastfed infants in the study tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 within the first two weeks of life.

None of the breastfed infants in the study tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 within the first two weeks of life.

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Infographic: How Breastfeeding Protects Mothers
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jul 13, 2020 | 1 min read
Breastfeeding reduces type 2 diabetes risk by boosting beta cells.
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Opinion: 10 Ways to Support New Mothers in STEM
Michele Hoffmann | Jun 27, 2019 | 4 min read
A support group for mothers is a model for practical, inexpensive steps to ease women’s transition to motherhood—and hopefully retain them in science.
Breastmilk from Mothers Who Pump Has a Different Microbial Makeup
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 13, 2019 | 2 min read
In a study of nearly 400 breastfeeding mothers, researchers find links between directly feeding the child and a more diverse microbiota, compared to milk from pumping.
Infographic: The Fate of Fat Cells During Breastfeeding
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2018 | 1 min read
See how the cells accommodate milk production in mouse mammary tissue.
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2018 | 2 min read
Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.
Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young
Diana Kwon | Nov 29, 2018 | 3 min read
Without access to their mothers’ milk, Toxeus magnus offspring die within the first 10 days of life.
First Documented Case of Transgender Mother Breastfeeding
Kerry Grens | Feb 14, 2018 | 1 min read
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
Shawna Williams | Aug 22, 2017 | 1 min read
Oligosaccharides from one mom wiped out a group B strep colony in culture.
Orangutans Nurse Their Young for More than Eight Years
Diana Kwon | May 18, 2017 | 1 min read
Scientists think these apes switch to breastfeeding during periods of food scarcity.
Breast Milk Contributes Significantly to Babies' Bacteria
Ashley P. Taylor | May 10, 2017 | 2 min read
Thirty percent of bacteria found in babies' guts came from mothers' milk, a study finds.
Early-Life Microbiome
Tracy Vence | Jun 16, 2016 | 2 min read
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
Ruth Williams | May 5, 2016 | 4 min read
Maternal antibodies engender a receptive gut environment for beneficial bacteria in newborn mice.
Breast Milk and Obesity
Jef Akst | Nov 2, 2015 | 2 min read
A study links components of a mother’s milk to her infant’s growth.
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