Breastfeeding can lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes in women who had Gestational Diabetes – new study

As a result of associated metabolic changes, breastfeeding for more than 3 months in women who suffered from gestational diabetes while pregnant, can protect them against type 2 diabetes; a risk that persists for up to 15 years postpartum. These were the findings of a study by German researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, who studied whether…

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Shocking! 72% of Lagos mothers don’t practice exclusive breastfeeding – LASG

Every first week of August has been set aside as a week to create awareness for the numerous benefits of breastfeeding our children. The World Health Organisation and UNICEF recommend that mothers put their babies to the breast within the first half-hour after birth and breastfeed them exclusively and on demand for the first six months,…

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OUCH! Mom’s 500 ounces of pumped breastmilk confiscated at Heathrow Airport

Oh mon dieu! That's 500 ounces of liquid gold! Any mom who pumps breastmilk will understand the effort and dedication that must have gone into pumping and storing 500 whopping ounces of breastmilk. Which is why Jessica Coakley Martinez was so upset when airport security seized her hard-earned milk at Heathrow, London. "You made me dump nearly…

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