breast-feed


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breast-feed

(brest-fēd),
To nourish an infant by the act of suckling; to obtain breast milk by sucking at the mother's breast.
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They should be encouraged to breast-feed because it improves glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity.
She said: "I wanted to breast-feed my little boy, but I'd been in labour 36 hours and by the time I had him I was far too tired and he just went on bottles.
Nearly one-third of 5,000 mothers surveyed in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Turkey said that women who breast-feed in public are attention seeking or that it is embarrassing or even wrong.
Prior to giving birth, 61% of women (70% of first-time mothers and 57% of experienced mothers) had intended to breast-feed exclusively; 51% of all respondents were breastfeeding exclusively in the first week after the birth.
Mums and mums-to-be are encouraged to nominate a "buddy" from their circle of friends and family, to provide practical and emotional support while they breast-feed.
The researchers didn't randomly assign women to breast-feed or formula feed, but studied healthy and HIV-infected women who chose to breast-feed only, bottle-feed only, or supplement breast-feeding with formula, milk, or solid foods.
Some of the motivation behind businesses investing in facilities for nursing moms could be Colorado legislation passed in 2004 that protects a woman's right to breast-feed "anywhere she has the right to be.
Everyone should be aware of the health benefits and mums should feel enabled to breast-feed as long as they wish," said Mrs Burt.
Most women in the world do not exclusively breast-feed," said Dr.
Oregon has the highest breast-feeding rates in the country based on a number of measures - women who ever breast-feed, those who breast-feed at six months and at 12 months, and those who breast-feed exclusively at three months and six months.
SIR - As of March 18 mothers in Scotland now have the legal right to breast-feed in public, as a result of a landmark Bill passed by the Scottish Parliament in November last year.