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  • The Problem with "Fed Is Best"

    The Problem with “Fed Is Best”

    Fed is best, right? On the surface, “fed is best” seems like a positive slogan. Upon delving deeper into the statement and website I immediately uncover significant problems with the movement. Fellow mom blogger Mama Banana’s Adventures ignited a firestorm yesterday with her post “The Truth About Fed Is Best.” In her post, she criticizes […] More

  • Reasons for Delaying Feeding Babies Solid Foods: The Open Gut

    Reasons for Delaying Feeding Babies Solid Foods: The Open Gut

    At what age should a parent or other caregiver introduce solid foods to a baby? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), human infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life. Complimentary food should not be introduced until after six months. Breastfeeding should then continue for two years or beyond. Parents […] More

  • Frozen Breast Milk in Freezer

    Report Warns of Serious Health Risks of Online Breast Milk

    “Breast is best,” argues the well-known breastfeeding adage. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life followed by breastfeeding with the introduction of complementary foods until age 1 and then continued breastfeeding until age 2 or beyond as mutually desired by mother and baby. However, some mothers cannot […] More

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    Does Breastfeeding Cause Nut Allergies?

    Does exclusive breastfeeding cause food allergies to nuts? According to a recent study from the Australian National University, yes, babies who are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life are at an increased risk of developing a nut allergy. The study discovered that the likelihood of developing a nut allergy was 1.5 times […] More

  • Baby Eating Bread

    A Baby-Led Approach to Introducing Solid Food

    As my daughter approaches her four-month birthday, I have been hearing more and more about starting her on solid foods. Whether it is from well-meaning women my mother’s age telling me a little bit of rice cereal in her bottle will help my daughter sleep through the night or my mom friends enthusiastically asking when […] More

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    Breastfeeding and Antiretrovirals Prevent HIV Infection in Babies of HIV-Positive Mothers

    According to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill published as “Human Breast Milk and Antiretrovirals Dramatically Reduce Oral HIV-1 Transmission in BLT Humanized Mice” in the June 2012 issue of PLoS Pathogens, breast milk prevents the oral transmission of  HIV to babies with HIV-positive mothers when combined with antiretroviral […] More

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