Tag: breastfeeding

1. Breastfeeding was found to be significantly associated with decrease risk of invasive ovarian cancer, including high-grade serous and endometroid cancer. Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) Ovarian cancer is a significant contributor to female mortality, with 5-year survival following diagnosis being less than 50%. Prevention is critical for reducing disease mortality, but...
1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that newborns born to mothers affected by or being tested for COVID-19 be temporarily separated from their mothers. It is also recommended that these infants be separated from newborns born to unaffected mothers in order to reduce risk of transmission. 2. The...
1. Exclusive breastfeeding in the first 3 months of life, as opposed to mixed breast and bottle feeding and exclusive bottle feeding, was associated with lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and lower total cholesterol in adolescence. 2. There was no association between exclusive breastfeeding and body mass index (BMI) or...
1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a clinical report that examines the established and emerging data surrounding marijuana use in pregnancy, and provided guidelines for clinicians based on current consensus. 2. The report highlights concerns about marijuana use in pregnancy and lactation due to potential for adverse short...
1. In this 30-year prospective cohort study, self-reported duration of lactation in women of childbearing age was associated with a lower risk of development of diabetes. 2. The association between lactation and lower diabetes risk remained consistent after accounting for important cofactors including gestational diabetes, baseline metabolic profile, and race. Evidence...
1. When examining a national survey with data from 2005-2012, younger infants (0-5 months of age) were noted to have a decline in complementary feeding, but there was no substantial change breast milk consumption among most groups studied. There was a significant decline reported in breast milk consumption among...
1. The effects of weekly work hours appeared to have a stronger effect on breastfeeding outcomes at 16 weeks and 6 months postpartum than the timing of return to work. 2. Mothers who were older, married, highly educated, in a professional or self-employed occupation, and healthier were more likely to...
1. Daily intake of artificially sweetened beverages (ASB) during pregnancy was linked to increased infant body mass index (BMI) at 1 year of age and an overall increased risk of infant being overweight. 2. This difference remained after adjusting for potential confounders, such as maternal BMI, caloric intake, smoking, diabetes,...
1. Among women with gestational hypertension, those who breastfed had lower postpartum blood pressures than those who did not. 2. Breastfeeding was not associated with differences in postpartum blood pressure in women with preeclampsia or those with normotension in pregnancy. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, which...
1. Clinical breastfeeding interventions appear to increase any breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding between the ages of 1 to 3 months and 4 to 6 months compared to usual care. 2. Larger effects on breastfeeding were seen when interventions were made during both prenatal and postpartum periods. Study Rundown: The American Academy...