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To assess the effect of maternal breast milk supplementation on the development of exclusively breast-fed very low birth weight preterm infants at 12 months of corrected age. A randomized clinical trial with 53 infants followed-up after discharge from the neonatal unit until a corrected gestational age of 12 months. The control group was exclusively breastfed without supplementation.
Human lactation is influenced by a variety of interrelated factors. We planned a prospective study enrolling women who were classified into four ethnic groups: Group 1 Arabs, Group 2 Africans, Group 3 Eastern Europeans, Group 4 Italians. Data regarding the women's habits, medical history and pregnancy were collected.
Assessment of techniques of massage and pumping in the treatment of breast engorgement by thermography. We randomly selected 16 lactating women with engorgement with the classification lobar, ampullary and glandular, moderate and intense. We compared the differential patterns of temperature, before and after the treatment by means of massage and pumping.
Nexplanon has become a very popular contraceptive method in recent years because it lasts for 3 years and you do not have to take a pill every day. While the idea of an implant under the skin is daunting, many still prefer it over IUD insertion or taking oral contraceptive pills every day. It contains no estrogen and can be removed at any time in a clinic.
With my first baby four years ago, breastfeeding was a slog from the start. My nipples blistered and got infected. It took weeks of pumping after every excruciating feeding to get my supply up.
Children born by cesarean section are also more likely to become obeseor to develop autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and asthma. Lately, scientists have identified another major contributor to the infant microbiome. Pumped milk still carries most other riches of breast milk. Nevertheless, this news about the microbiome, emerging from studies done in the past few years, taps into a fraught issue for many women: medical recommendations and societal pressure to breast-feed, combined with policies, or physical problems, that often make it all but impossible to do so.