Breastfeeding may protect against inflammation and heart disease when babies reach young adulthood, according to scientists from Northwestern University. Scientists evaluated degrees of C-reactive protein (CRP), which is a sign of inflammation and predicts increased cardiovascular and metabolic disease risk in adulthood, in nearly 7,000 adults, ages 24 to 32.
For many years, hospitals have supplied moms that are new present bags filled up with blankets, booties and baby formula. But formula freebies are increasingly disappearing from these goodie bags as tests also show that moms may view the gift as an implied endorsement from doctors that formula is preferable
Then comes the hard part—learning how to do it ýf you’re able to weed through all the information and opinions and finally decide whether you’re going to breastfeed your baby. Enter the lactation consultant. Alissa Gomez-Dean, certified lactation consultant with Breastfeeding USA and mother of three, states you can find