Category Archives: Breastfeeding

Why Breastfed Babies Have Improved Immune Systems

Regulatory T cells expand in the first three weeks of life in breastfed babies, and are twice as abundant than in bottle-fed babies. Specifically, the bacterias Veillonella and Gemella are more abundant in the guts of breastfed babies. Veillonella and … Continue reading

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Nutrients or nursing? Understanding how breast milk feeding affects child cognition

Purpose. To explore the associations between type of milk feeding (the “nutrients”) and mode of breast milk feeding (the “nursing”) with child cognition. Methods. Healthy children from the GUSTO (Growing Up in Singapore Toward healthy Outcomes) cohort participated in repeated neurodevelopmental assessments … Continue reading

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Bonding Benefits in Breastfeeding Extend Years Beyond Infancy

A new study reveals longer breastfeeding is associated with increased maternal sensitivity well into childhood. Women who breastfeed their children longer exhibit more maternal sensitivity well past the infant and toddler years, according to a 10-year longitudinal study published by the … Continue reading

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