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The disparity in breastfeeding statistics across neighborhoods in Hamilton County is staggering. Only 1 in 3 babies receive any mother’s milk in one neighborhood, compared to almost every baby in another neighborhood. The Benefits It is important for employers, providers, › Continue Reading

Breastfeeding positively impacts the life course of both maternal and child health, however, great inequities in breastfeeding initiation and duration rates still occur, particularly in the African American community according to doctors at Cincinnati Children’s. To help all mothers and › Continue Reading

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and I would like to help raise awareness for mothers needing better access to breastfeeding resources in the workplace. In Cincinnati we have much room for improvement. Allow me to explain. The disparity in breastfeeding statistics › Continue Reading

It’s Breastfeeding Awareness Week! Breast milk, which is also referred to as “liquid gold,” is amazing. It provides complete nutrition for most infants. My daughter was born with an intestinal blockage called meconium ileus, a complication of Cystic Fibrosis, and in the beginning › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center studied 365 breastfed infants between six months and one year of age in Cincinnati, Shanghai and Mexico City. Less than 28 percent of highly breastfed Cincinnati infants received diverse diets, considerably fewer infants than in › Continue Reading

A study that is out today in the November issue of Pediatrics, has found that samples of human breast milk, purchased online, overwhelmingly contained potentially harmful bacteria. Dr. Sheela Geraghty, the senior author on the study and director of the › Continue Reading

A new study by Cincinnati Children’s indicates breast-feeding problems are a nearly universal experience for first-time moms. In fact, those who have difficulty nursing are nearly 10 times more likely to abandon breast-feeding within two months. “We’re mammals and we’ve › Continue Reading

Insulin plays an important role in making breast milk, according to a new Cincinnati Children’s study that may help explain why many mothers have difficulty producing enough milk to nurse their baby. The researchers describe how milk-producing glands become highly › Continue Reading

Yesterday we told you about the Mother’s Milk Bank of Ohio (MMBO), a program that provides pasteurized donor breast milk to infants and toddlers with life-threatening illnesses whose mothers cannot provide human milk. Many moms find the program to be › Continue Reading

It’s World Breastfeeding Awareness month and this year’s theme is “The Road to Lifelong Health Begins with Breastfeeding.” Organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, the American Dietetic Association, and the World Health Organization have done › Continue Reading