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Duration of breastfeeding in late preterm infants: maternal and infant factors

More than 550,000 late preterm infants are born each year in Indonesia. These infants, born between 340/7–366/7 weeks, have more complications than term infants. Breastfeeding is considered the most optimal nutrition for newborn infants. Two groups of factors are important for … Continue reading

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Maternal country of birth and exclusive breastfeeding during the first In-hospital day in Portugal: the influence of the baby-friendly hospital initiative

Early breastfeeding practices are important determinants of later breastfeeding behaviors and can be influenced by multiple factors. Despite the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative reported positive influence on breastfeeding initiation, its influence on the association between maternal country of birth and first day in-hospital … Continue reading

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Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic response for breastfeeding, maternal caregiving capacity and infant mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic is an emergency the magnitude of which has not been encountered for a century. The World Health Organization (WHO) classified the spread of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. It constitutes an … Continue reading

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Mucosal immunity and liver metabolism in the complex condition of lactation insufficiency

Lactation insufficiency is variously defined and includes the inability to produce milk, not producing enough milk to exclusively meet infant growth requirements, and pathological interruption of lactation (e.g., mastitis). Of women with intent-to-breastfeed, lactation insufficiency has been estimated to affect … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding restored the gut microbiota in caesarean section infants and lowered the infection risk in early life

The initialization of the neonatal gut microbiota (GM) is affected by diverse factors and is associated with infant development and health outcomes. In this study, the authors collected 207 faecal samples from 41 infants at 6 time points (1, 3, … Continue reading

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Early identification of IgA Anti-SARSCoV-2 in milk of mother with COVID-19 infection

Human milk cannot currently be considered a major source of COVID-19 infection. On the other hand, it can contain specific antibodies that could modulate a possible newborn infection by SARS-CoV-2. Abstract available in Journal of Human Lactation, 28 September 2020.(subscription and … Continue reading

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A Case study of early postpartum excessive breast engorgement: is it related to feedback inhibition of lactation?

There is limited information about problems of feedback inhibition of lactation which should be considered as a rare cause of breast engorgement. We report the management of excessive breast engorgement in a mother with a presumptive diagnosis of a defect … Continue reading

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Appetite-regulating hormones in human milk: a plausible biological factor for obesity risk Reduction?

Human milk contains appetite-regulating hormones that may influence infant growth and obesity risk. This study evaluated whether leptin, peptide tyrosine-tyrosine (PYY), glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), and ghrelin concentrations in human milk (1) changed during feeding (from foremilk to hindmilk) and during … Continue reading

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