Monthly Archives: October 2010

How to get essential fatty acids in breast milk?

As I am still waiting for my little one to make her grand entrance, I thought I would look into detail at a nutrient found in breast milk that seems to be getting a lot of media attention at the moment … Continue reading

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The 500 kcalorie question: can you lose weight from breastfeeding?

A recent publication from the New York State Department of Health contained a single bullet point that has attracted some attention in the last month on the internet. On page 2 of the leaflet, the second point under their section … Continue reading

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What is in breastmilk?

Last post I looked a little into the benefits of breastfeeding and the evidence behind one of the claims. This time, I thought it would be interesting to look at the composition of breastmilk, and why it is so hard … Continue reading

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Why breastfeed? A closer look at some of the evidence

In the USA, exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is regarded as the best strategy for feeding a newborn, the other option being partial or complete formula feeding. The US Department of Health and Human services states the … Continue reading

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