Explore the latest in breastfeeding, including advances in understanding ways to encourage it and its long-term effects on child health.
This cross-sectional study evaluated American Board of Medical Specialties member boards’ lactation-specific board examination accommodation policies and corroborated the outcomes of these policies by comparing the self-reported experiences of lactating or potentially lactating female physicians with board examinations.
This cohort study analyzes milk samples from lactating mothers to determine if COVID-19 vaccine–related messenger RNA was detectable in human milk after vaccination.
This cross-sectional study investigates the association between consumption of maternal breast milk and cardiac performance at age 1 year among individuals born preterm.
This cohort study assesses the concentration of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the breast milk of women who received vaccines for COVID-19 and their correlation with serum antibody levels.
This randomized clinical trial investigates whether fortification of expressed breast milk by preterm formula powder is noninferior to fortification by human milk fortifier, in terms of short-term weight gain, in very low-birth-weight neonates.
This study assesses the immunogenicity of the current COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in pregnant and lactating women against both the original SARS-CoV-2 USA-WA1/2020 strain as well as against the B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 variants of concern.
In this narrative medicine essay, a family medicine intern frames her infant’s beginning with another mother’s ending from COVID-19 and considers the threads of loss for the mother isolated from her son and imagines her own losses, beginning with her daughter’s weaning.
This cohort study measures Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol levels in breast milk and serum samples from women who were newly abstinent from marijuana and had just delivered an infant.
This prospective study investigated whether antibodies from SARS-CoV-2 immunization of nursing mothers transferred to infants as a potentially protective effect.
This randomized clinical trial estimates the effect of community-initiated kangaroo mother care on maternal risk of moderate-to-severe postpartum depressive symptoms among mothers of low-birth-weight (LBW) infants.
This randomized clinical trial assesses the impact of a brief home-visiting approach, Family Spirit Nurture, on sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, responsive parenting and infant feeding practices, and optimal infant growth through 12 months post partum.
This survey study uses data from the National Immunization Survey–Child to examine trends in early formula supplementation by race/ethnicity among US children born during the period from 2009 to 2015.
This Patient Page offers breastfeeding and pumping milk guidelines for mothers who have tested positive for COVID-19, who have been exposed to COVID-19, or work in a setting with increased risk of exposure to the virus.
This study assesses the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in the breast milk of 18 US women infected with SARS-CoV-2.
This consensus guidance summarizes best practice for the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of trials of breast milk substitutes.
This randomized clinical trial examines the effectiveness of either nurse-led telephone or short message service support in improving infant feeding practices and tummy time and reducing screen time.
This pooled analysis analyzes the association between breastfeeding (ie, ever/never, duration, timing) and ovarian cancer risk overall and by histotype.
This Special Communication provides an overview of cow’s milk allergy guideline recommendations and discusses whether they might promote cow’s milk allergy overdiagnosis or undermine breastfeeding.
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