Britain now Paying Mothers to Breastfeed

The UK has one of the worst breastfeeding rates in the world and breastfeeding rates vary widely across different parts of the country,” said Clare Relton of Sheffield University. She may be part of the solution with a government pilot program giving 130 mothers shopping vouchers of significant value for breastfeeding their babies.

The pilot program is being run for lower income mothers to encourage Continue reading

Infant BPA Exposure from Breast Milk Now Widespread

Researchers from the Republic of Korea’s Sookmyung Women’s University College of Pharmacy have confirmed that a majority of infants are now being exposed to Bisphenol A (BPA) – a well-known endocrine disrupter – through their breast milk. Continue reading

Breast Milk Contains More than 700 Bacteria

Microbes taken from breast milk by the infant are identified

Spanish researchers have traced the bacterial microbiota map in breast milk, which is the main source of nourishment for newborns. Continue reading