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The research, conducted by scientists from Montreal and Guatemala and published in Frontiers in Microbiology, has important implications for infant development and health.(Pixabay)

Researchers reveal 'good bacteria' in breast milk changes over time

ANI | , Montreal [canada]
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 03:59 PM IST
The cocktail of beneficial bacteria passed from mother to infant through breast milk changes significantly over time and could act as a daily booster shot for infant immunity and metabolism.
A component found in breast milk may influence a child’s growth from infancy through early childhood.(Representative Photo)
A component found in breast milk may influence a child’s growth from infancy through early childhood.(Representative Photo)

Kerala to gets its first human milk bank on Friday

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 09:20 AM IST
A similar milk bank - the Northeast's first - opened at Guwahati's Satribari Christian Hospital in December last year.
Antibiotics affect breast milk in mothers of preterm infants(Twitter/ZMashhadizadeh)
Antibiotics affect breast milk in mothers of preterm infants(Twitter/ZMashhadizadeh)

Antibiotics have prolonged effects on breast milk microbiota in mothers of preterm infants: Study

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 03:19 PM IST
Study reveals antibiotics have particular effects on the most common microbes in breast milk, many of which have the potential to influence growth and immunity to disease in newborns
Breastfeeding precautions amid COVID-19(Twitter/Kiddipedia)
Breastfeeding precautions amid COVID-19(Twitter/Kiddipedia)

Breastfeeding amid COVID-19: Guidelines to protect your baby during coronavirus pandemic

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 01:35 PM IST
While scientists are still researching on the ways to tame the coronavirus, experts suggest it is safe to breastfeed your baby but with these special precautions amid COVID-19
The current recommendations to prevent transmission while breastfeeding are hand hygiene and sterilising pumping equipment after each use. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The current recommendations to prevent transmission while breastfeeding are hand hygiene and sterilising pumping equipment after each use. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19 cannot be transmitted through breast milk, study reveals

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 07:09 PM IST
In mothers, breastfeeding has been associated with lower risks for breast and ovarian cancer, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Common signs of infection include fever, cough, running nose, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.(Unsplash)
Common signs of infection include fever, cough, running nose, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.(Unsplash)

Can COVID-19 be transmitted through breast milk?

Hindustan Times | By Dr Prathima Reddy
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 05:45 PM IST
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV).
Informal milk sharing is becoming increasingly popular and widespread.(Unsplash)
Informal milk sharing is becoming increasingly popular and widespread.(Unsplash)

Is the sharing of breast milk informally safe?

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 04:03 PM IST
It is crucial that physicians become aware of this practice and the associated risks so that they can educate patients and address this growing concern.
Human breast milk has more than 200 times the amount of glycerol monolaurate (GML) than is found in cow milk. GML is inexpensive to manufacture.(Unsplash)
Human breast milk has more than 200 times the amount of glycerol monolaurate (GML) than is found in cow milk. GML is inexpensive to manufacture.(Unsplash)

Breast milk not only nourishes your baby, but also fights harmful bacteria. Here’s how

Washington DC | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 04:30 PM IST
Human breast milk has more than 200 times the amount of glycerol monolaurate (GML) than is found in cow milk. GML is inexpensive to manufacture.
The research published in the journal, ‘Ophthalmology’ is a first-of-its-kind study led by St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.(Unsplash)
The research published in the journal, ‘Ophthalmology’ is a first-of-its-kind study led by St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.(Unsplash)

Eye medication may harm growing infants

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 03:15 PM IST
Researchers have found that a few drugs used to treat retinal diseases may mix with breast milk, further causing a safety issue for growing infants.
Key metabolite levels ramp up during the time babies’ brains experience exponential growth.(Unsplash)
Key metabolite levels ramp up during the time babies’ brains experience exponential growth.(Unsplash)

Breastfeeding important for brain growth of premature babies

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Cerebral white matter showed significantly greater levels of a molecule similar to glucose for babies fed breast milk, compared with babies fed formula.
The composition of breastmilk changes in pregnant women on probiotics.(Unsplash)
The composition of breastmilk changes in pregnant women on probiotics.(Unsplash)

Breastmilk sugars differ in pregnant women on probiotics: Study

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 12:54 PM IST
Scientists have begun focusing on HMOs as a possible reason that infants who consume breastmilk are less likely to get certain viral and bacterial infections, and other severe conditions such as necrotizing enterocolitis, along with allergic diseases like a food allergy.
To maintain a healthy lifestyle exercise regularly and choose the right diet pattern(Shutterstock)
To maintain a healthy lifestyle exercise regularly and choose the right diet pattern(Shutterstock)

5 herbs for women’s well-being

Hindustan Times | By Shikha Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 09:57 PM IST
Cope smoothly with hormonal changes in your body
December 1 is marked as World AIDS Day to raise awareness about the condition.(Instagram)
December 1 is marked as World AIDS Day to raise awareness about the condition.(Instagram)

World AIDS Day: 4 ways to make a difference

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 11:19 AM IST
World AIDS Day 2018: December 1 is marked as World AIDS Day. Here are some simple ways to make a difference.
The AIDS ribbon is the international symbol for AIDS awareness. Here it stands tall in the Gugu Dlamini Park public space in South Africa.(Instagram)
The AIDS ribbon is the international symbol for AIDS awareness. Here it stands tall in the Gugu Dlamini Park public space in South Africa.(Instagram)

World AIDS Day: 5 things to know about its symptoms, transmission and treatment

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 10:39 AM IST
December 1 is marked as World AIDS Day. Here’s a fact file of its symptoms, forms of transmission and treatment.
Breastfeeding and its benefits depends on mother’s characteristics and how much they know about nutrition.(Shutterstock)
Breastfeeding and its benefits depends on mother’s characteristics and how much they know about nutrition.(Shutterstock)

Breastfeeding is not solely responsible for infant’s health and well being

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2018 11:55 AM IST
Researchers from the University at Buffalo found that the benefits of breastfeeding, reported in the vast majority of prior research, could be influenced by the mother’s characteristics, such as what they know about health and nutrition.
Helping mothers to provide breast milk in the weeks after giving birth could improve long-term outcomes for children born pre-term, says a new study.(Shutterstock)
Helping mothers to provide breast milk in the weeks after giving birth could improve long-term outcomes for children born pre-term, says a new study.(Shutterstock)

Breastfeeding can boost brain development in premature babies

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 02:30 PM IST
Preterm babies who are born before their due date show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula milk, says a new study.
Here’s how smoking pot affects your breastmilk(Shutterstock)
Here’s how smoking pot affects your breastmilk(Shutterstock)

Smoking pot while breastfeeding, here’s what it does to your breast milk

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 11:58 AM IST
Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could allow it to disrupt brain development and potentially cause harm, although solid evidence of that is lacking.
Promoting the development of healthy gut bacteria through appropriate nutritional interventions could go a long way in boosting overall health. (Representational photo)(Hindustan Times)
Promoting the development of healthy gut bacteria through appropriate nutritional interventions could go a long way in boosting overall health. (Representational photo)(Hindustan Times)

Gut microbes are critical enablers

By Nachiket Mor and Chris Damman
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2018 08:03 PM IST
Promote healthy gut bacteria through appropriate nutritional interventions to boost overall health
Aleksandra Milenovic breastfeeds her 24-hour-old baby Milica at the Obstetrics and gynecological Clinic "Narodni Front" in Belgrade.(AFP)
Aleksandra Milenovic breastfeeds her 24-hour-old baby Milica at the Obstetrics and gynecological Clinic "Narodni Front" in Belgrade.(AFP)

How a blogger helped bring breastfeeding back to Serbia

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 11:32 AM IST
On World Breastfeeding Week, take inspiration from Serbia where a blogger drew attention to the neglect of breastfeeding in hospitals and inspired common Serbians and authorities at UNICEF to emphasise on the importance of breast milk over formula.
Breastfeeding babies for the first two years would annually save the lives of more than 8,20,000 children under the age five.(Shutterstock)
Breastfeeding babies for the first two years would annually save the lives of more than 8,20,000 children under the age five.(Shutterstock)

Breastfeeding should start in the first hour after birth, is baby’s best defence from infections

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 11:07 AM IST
On World Breastfeeding Week, experts tell you why breast milk is the best thing for your child because of its lifelong health benefits.
Just being in a smoking household — whether it was the husband, mother or member of the extended family — reduced the time that a child was breastfed.(Shutterstock)
Just being in a smoking household — whether it was the husband, mother or member of the extended family — reduced the time that a child was breastfed.(Shutterstock)

Smoking can affect breastfeeding process for new mothers

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 02:58 PM IST
Breastfeeding habits can be affected by exposure to cigarette smoke and new mothers tend to stop breastfeeding sooner than women not exposed to second-hand smoke, says a new study.
Breastfeeding may help reduce the mother’s risk of type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes.(Shutterstock)
Breastfeeding may help reduce the mother’s risk of type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes.(Shutterstock)

Breastfeeding benefits for mom and baby, as proven by scientific studies

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 02:11 PM IST
Here are some of the latest studies on the health benefits of breastfeeding, which will be discussed at the Nutrition 2018 meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, this week.
India accounts for 46,000 of the 100,000 snakebite deaths around the world each year, according to a 2011 study by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.(File photo)
India accounts for 46,000 of the 100,000 snakebite deaths around the world each year, according to a 2011 study by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.(File photo)

Mother bitten by snake in sleep, three-year-old dies after drinking poisoned breast milk

Agence France-Presse, New Delhi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 04:19 PM IST
The 35-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh did not realise she had been bitten when she woke up and breastfed her daughter. The girl and the mother fell ill, and both died before they could reach a hospital.
Babies, who were never breastfed or breastfed for less than four months, were most likely to be introduced to foods too early.(Shutterstock)
Babies, who were never breastfed or breastfed for less than four months, were most likely to be introduced to foods too early.(Shutterstock)

What’s the right time to introduce solids to your baby? Here are some answers

Asian News International, Washington D.C . | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 04:28 PM IST
Introducing babies to complementary foods too early can cause them to miss out on important nutrients that come from breast milk and infant formula. Conversely, introducing them to complementary foods too late has been associated with micronutrient deficiencies, allergies, and poorer diets later in life.
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