Personalized biochemical analysis of breast milk to help enhance nutrition for the smallest infants

Physicians have launched a pilot study in which mothers’ breast milk is analyzed to determine whether premature infants are receiving the correct amounts of nutrients they need to thrive. The study could lead to a new innovation in personalized medicine: Individually optimized nutrition for the smallest patients. ScienceDaily: Infant Health News

Nutrition for Breastfeeding Moms

Many mothers that recently gave birth to their precious babies look forward to two things: a “push gift” from the father as a thank you for all their hard work bringing the child into the world followed by their favorite food, often from the list of items that pregnant women are prohibited from eating. Many […]

No Breast Cancer Benefits From Bisphosphonates

(MedPage Today) — Contrary to observational research, taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis doesn’t appear to be protective against breast cancer in postmenopausal women, researchers found. MedPage Today OB/Gyn

Signals regulating mammary stem cell activation during pregnancy can be hijacked by breast cancer cells

During pregnancy, certain hormones trigger specialized mammary stem cells to create milk-producing cells essential to lactation. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

NSAIDs May Slow Breast Ca in Obese Women

(MedPage Today) — Obese women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer had a 52% lower risk of recurrence when they reported regular use of aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. MedPage Today OB/Gyn

Exercise may cut breast cancer risk, study finds

"Exercise lowers risk of breast cancer after menopause," reports The Independent. This and similar headlines were sparked by a large study of postmenopausal teachers that found increased recreational activity was associated with a 10% decrease in the risk of breast cancer. The risk reduction eroded among some women who became less active over the years, […]

Two Genes Add to Breast Cancer Risk (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) — Breast cancer risk increased by five to nine times in women who had mutations in a gene related to BRCA2, one group of investigators reported, while another implicated the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 tumor-suppressor gene in the disease. MedPage Today OB/Gyn

Smile Brilliant and Breast Health Product Giveaway

TGIF! Wow, it’s been a whirlwind week for the Tress family, but so fun! I wanted to present you with a giveaway this week for a little fun! Several weeks ago, the hubs and I went to Seattle for a business trip. It was my very first trip away from Baby Cole, and after 11.5 months […]

Contraceptive pills may double breast cancer risk

"Some contraceptive pills double risk of breast cancer," The Daily Telegraph reports, as a new US study found an increased risk of 50% with use of the combined oral contraceptive pill, commonly called "the pill". The combined pill contains oestrogen and, as it is known oestrogen can stimulate breast cancer cells to grow, the potential […]

My breast pump died: A eulogy

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories Friends, family and the general online population, We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of my beloved Platex Petite Double Electric Breast Pump. It lived a long and awkward life, with most of its working days spent suctioned to my boob. I remember the first day… […]

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