Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains
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Nice article in the New York Times on Sunday on how breastfeeding at the time of gluten introduction may protect against celiac disease: "If bifidobacteria help us tolerate gluten, these children appeared to be edging toward intolerance. There was one notable exception: Breast-feeding “normalized” the microbes of at-risk children somewhat, boosting bifidobacterial counts."
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We think you'll enjoy this podcast interview on African American mothers and breastfeeding. The interview is with Kathi Barber, author of The Black Woman's Guide to Breastfeeding. Kathi is a member of our Avon study team, helping us to expand the pool of breastmilk samples we have by recruiting 200 African American women living anywhere in the country to donate breastmilk samples.
Too Many U.S. Communities Are ‘First Food Deserts’
Strong community support and resources are a starting point in the next frontier for breastfeeding success. Kimberly Seals Allers challenges governors in three Southern states to make a pledge to mothers.
Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who died on Monday, was best known for his stance on controversial issues like smoking and HIV prevention. But did you know that he was an early breastfeeding advocate? "In 1984, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop convened the first Surgeon General’s Workshop on Breastfeeding, which drew together professional and lay experts to outline key actions needed to improve breastfeeding rates."
"African-American women are more likely than all other women to die from breast cancer. Their tumors often are found at a later, more advanced stage...Research has shown that African-American women are more likely to get a form of breast cancer that spreads more quickly." This is why we're urging African American nursing moms to participate in our research! If you can participate, please contact Beth Punska at (413) 545-0813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baby booties made from BREAST MILK: British designers create tiny shoes from proteins in milk donated by a new mother
Simple kitchen equipment was used by Nick Gant and Tanya Dean, both lecturers at the University of Brighton in East Sussex, to transform proteins in the milk into a hard plastic-type material.