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Fast food consumption before conception can affect the health of the infant and the breast milk, according to scientists

Even before conception, a mother’s breast milk and the health of her unborn child might be significantly impacted by a diet high in sugar and fat, such as burgers, fries, and carbonated beverages. According to a recent study conducted on lab mice, even very brief exposure to a fast food diet adversely affects women’s health […]

Annual screening before age 50 leads to lower proportions of advanced breast cancer

A new study led by University of Ottawa professors has found Canadian provinces that annually screen women aged 40-49 had lower proportions of advanced breast cancer compared to women aged 50-59 from provinces that did not hold annual mammograms. The study, published in the latest edition of Current Oncology, found lower proportions of stage 2, 3 […]

Breast-fed premature infants have a healthier gut than formula-fed ones

Breastmilk has long been considered “liquid gold” among clinicians treating premature infants in a newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Prematures who are breastfed typically have better health than those who are fed formula. But the reason why it is the case has stayed a puzzle. The difference is not solely due to the composition of […]

Understanding breast lesions

Most women eventually have noncancerous breast diseases, according to the American Cancer Society. An region of aberrant breast tissue is referred to as a breast lesion. At least 20 percent of women are thought to be at risk for developing breast lesions. It makes sense to be worried if a doctor finds a breast lesion. […]

Breastfeeding women shouldn’t disregard nipple swelling, burning, or itching

Due to excessive humidity and fungi’s rapid growth, incidences of nibble infections in lactating moms tend to increase during the rainy season, according to Dr. Suman Bijlani, a gynaecologist, obstetrician, and endoscopic surgeon at SRV Hospital in Mumbai,India. Mastitis is inflammation and pain in the deep breast tissue, usually caused by bacteria. It can appear […]

Prenatal vitamin D supplementation may reduce the likelihood of infant Eczema

The effect was particularly seen in babies who were later breastfed for more than a month. In a new study published in the British Journal of Dermatology by the University of Southampton researchers, they revealed that babies had a lower risk of developing atopic eczema in their first year if their mothers took 1000 international units […]

Breastfeeding may be essential to a preterm baby’s survival

As per a recent study, preterm children who are breastfed perform better academically and are less likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to earlier research, preemies are more likely to perform poorly in math, reading, and other academic subjects. They are also more likely to develop ADHD. But giving them breast milk […]

Low antibody levels in breastmilk associated with COVID-19 infection

The current study, published online in the journal Microbiology Spectrum, seeks to explore the link between this increase and the lack of antibodies against these pathogens in maternal blood and milk. Passive immunity in breast milk, which contains antibodies to certain viruses due of maternal exposures, protects young newborns from respiratory viruses. Serious alarm has been […]

Anti-seizure Drugs Reported to be Safe During Pregnancy

Breastfeeding reduces the incidence of respiratory tract infections, atopic dermatitis, asthma, and diabetes in children, as well as diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and postpartum depression in mothers. Despite these advantages, some women may choose to discontinue nursing due to worries about the risks of antiepileptic drug exposure. During a presentation of the results of […]

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