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Research shows that both the infant and the mother benefits from breastfeeding. Breastfeeding provides the child with necessary nutrients and helps the mother in burning excess calories in their body and it also reduces uterine bleeding. Sore nipples or cracked nipples may cause difficulties in breastfeeding. Knowing the best way to feed your baby may reduce this. The section will give detailed information about the importance of breastfeeding to both the mother and the child as well as the right breastfeeding positions.

Does Prolonged Breastfeeding Help Prevent Asthma and Allergies? Effect of Prolonged and Exclusive Breastfeeding on Risk of Allergy and Asthma: Cluster Randomized Trial

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Multiple clinical studies on the protective effects of breastfeeding against asthma and allergies have been conducted over the years, but they always contained dissimilar results. Few researchers dispute the importance of breast milk in a child’s diet and the role of breastfeeding in establishing the bond between mother and baby, but there are still conflicting…

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Can My Diet Harm My Unborn Baby? Evidence of Infant Blood Pressure Programming by Maternal Nutrition during Pregnancy: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Intervention Study.

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Maternal Nutrition during Pregnancy

Western societies are characterized by unhealthy diets and a high incidence of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The most alarming thing is that these chronic diseases are affecting children, worsening what is already a serious public health problem. Nutrition plays a fundamental role in the development of many of these diseases. Some recent studies…

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Are DHA Supplements Beneficial For Mothers? Maternal Fish Oil Supplementation in Lactation: Effect on Developmental Outcome in Breast-fed Infants

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Docosahexaenoic acid supplementation for mothers and baby

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA), accumulates in the brain during the first two years of life and plays an important role in cognitive development. The cell membranes of the central nervous system contain high levels of DHA and other LCPUFAs. It is believed that a higher concentration of these fatty acids…

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Is Maternal Vitamin E Supplementation Good for Breastfed Children? Effect of Maternal Supplementation with Vitamin E on the Concentration of α-tocopherol in Colostrums.

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Maternal Supplementation with Vitamin E

Vitamin E is considered one of the best antioxidants due to its protective effect against oxidative processes that produce free radicals. Free radicals are atoms or molecules that can cause cell damage that leads to aging, cancer, and disease. Vitamin E protects against free radicals by either deactivating them directly or preventing them from attacking the…

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What Is Attachment Parenting?

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Attachment parenting is a pedagogical concept that is love-oriented and encourages intense physical contact between the child and the mother. It is a parenting style that relies on maternal empathy, touch, and bodily closeness, with the objective of achieving greater infant-mother bonding. According to a doctoral work, attachment parenting refers to “a suite of practices that…

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What Is Your Infant Really Getting through Breast Milk? Breast Milk Composition and Infant Nutrient Intakes during the First 12 Months of Life

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Breast milk composition and infant nutrient intakes

Breastfeeding is the most beautiful act between a mother and her child. But have you ever wondered what nutrients a child receives through breast milk? This is not a silly or unusual question, especially for mothers who, as recommended, exclusively breastfeed their children during the first months of life. Breastfeeding has multiple advantages, including a…

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The Importance of Zinc for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Upregulation of Zinc Absorption Matches Increases in Physiologic Requirements for Zinc in Women Consuming High- or Moderate-Phytate Diets during Late Pregnancy and Early Lactation

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Parenting Studies Made Ridiculously Understandable
Parenting Studies Made Ridiculously Understandable

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding require a higher level of nutrition. Nutrient deficiencies, even in minute amounts, might have detrimental effects on both pregnancy and lactation. For example, zinc is required for several enzymatic functions, including cell and tissue growth, cell division, embryogenesis, fetal growth and development, as well as milk production and secretion.…

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Don’t Be Afraid to Eat Eggs While Breastfeeding! Effects of Maternal Dietary Egg Intake during Early Lactation on Human Milk Ovalbumin Concentration: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Eggs’ intake in the maternal diet is safe for children
Eggs’ intake in the maternal diet is safe for children

The rise in food allergies has become a major public health concern. It is, therefore, essential to study the events that lead to food allergies early in infancy. One factor known to play a fundamental role in the occurrence of food allergies in children is the nursing mother’s diet. One of the most feared allergens…

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