A new study shows that breastfeeding can lead to moderate improvement in mid-expiratory flows in children. This means that a breast-fed child is more likely to have a larger, stronger lung capacity by age 12 than a child who was bottle-fed. This is especially true of children born to mothers with asthma. Although breastfeeding rates are on the rise, many mothers are finding that they are unable to produce enough milk for their child's nutritional needs. If you are finding your milk production rate is lower than needed, talk to your doctor about domperidone, a gastric motility medication that is may have breast milk side effects.
It is no secret the multitude of benefits for both baby and mother when it comes to breastfeeding, but a recent study indicates that breastfeeding your baby may also help prevent infants from becoming overweight adolescents.
Heart disease, the number one killer in America, is actually a group of diseases, the most common one being coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the vessels leading to the heart, which may eventually cause strokes or heart attacks. Many of the medications on today's market are aimed towards preventing heart diseases. However, a new study has been released stating women's' extra prevention method…breastfeeding.
A second study has come out corroborating the results of one recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory Care and Critical Care Medicine. It states that babies who were exclusively breastfed are more likely to develop better lung functioning than their formula-fed counterparts. This is especially true for babies born to an asthmatic mother.