A review of scientific evidence on breastfeeding out today found that some long-held advice is worth ditching, including that babies should avoid pacifiers and moms should breastfeed exclusively in the first days after birth.
Breastfeeding has the potential to reduce the long-term risk of developing Type 2 diabetes among women with gestational diabetes, and is a cost-effective intervention, says a study.
According to the experts, mothers should compulsorily breastfeed their offsprings for the first six months and then introduce them to solid foods.
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually across 120 countries from 1-7th August. We spoke to experts for tips on the right diet for a breastfeeding mother.
Breastfeeding helps the mother burn extra calories faster, thereby facilitating a quicker loss of post-pregnancy weight.
WHO suggests breastfeeding at least for the first 6 months after baby's birth. Notably, the risk reduction linked to breastfeeding was 28% among women born after 1950.
Chronic pain after C-section delivery, lasting for more than three months, affects around one in five mothers.
In a statement issued recently, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced that breastfeeding has lifesaving benefits.
Infants who nurse during vaccinations may cry less and feel less pain than babies who are soothed in other ways, a research review suggests.
China is considering a ban on advertisements for infant milk formula in a bid to tackle low levels of breastfeeding, the official Xinhua news agency said.