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Some women, especially with diabetes, are recommended to express milk while still pregnant and to save it for their newborn. But it’s not for everyone. from www.shutterstock.com

Health Check: is it safe to express milk before giving birth?

Hospitals sometimes recommend women express milk towards the end of their pregnancies. But it's not suitable for all.
Helping other preterm infants helps bereaved mothers come to terms with their own loss. Sharon Drummond

Donating breast milk helps bereaved mothers deal with loss

The death of an infant is terrible for both parents, but for many mothers, physical reminders such as lactation, can seem incongruent when motherhood has been cut short. These women can find solace in…
We are still learning about the benefits of breast milk and breast feeding. Uqbar is back/Flickr

Breast milk protects mothers and babies from infection

Breastfeeding may be an ancient practice but we are learning new things about it all the time. My colleagues and I, for instance, have recently found that the lactating breast has the amazing ability to…

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