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New study suggests breastfeeding may help prevent cognitive decline

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Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, conducted a study that found women over the age of 50 who had breastfed their babies performed better on cognitive tests compared to women who had never breas...

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine urges use of ‘chestfeeding’ and ‘parent’s milk’ in new guidance

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"ABM recognizes that not all people who give birth and lactate identify as female, and that some of these individuals identify as neither female nor male," said in a document posted July 29. Eight doctors and the org...

Louisiana mom charged with murder after allegedly taking fentanyl, breastfeeding 4-day-old daughter

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Lana Cristina, 28, allegedly admitted to police that she used narcotics beforehand. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said in a statement Thursday that Cristina’s daughter died on June 10 but the mother was now...

Breastfeeding for any amount of time linked to lower blood pressure in toddlers, study finds

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Toddlers who were breastfed for any amount of time had lower blood pressure than those who were not breastfed at all, according to a new study, suggesting once again that "breast is best" for health. The reduction ...

Breastfeeding Canadian basketball player Kim Gaucher says she cannot take baby to Olympic Games

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Kim Gaucher is a breastfeeding mom. She is also a Canadian basketball player who wants to represent her country at the Tokyo Olympics that start next month. In an Instagram video she posted this week Gaucher says s...

Olympian Torah Bright responds to backlash over breastfeeding photo: ‘I feel so silly even addressing this’

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Bright’s photo was posted earlier this month as part of a Mother’s Day tribute collage on her own Instagram page. However, she received some criticism for the act with some describing her as "disrespectful" and a bad...