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Preventing early skin to skin contact potentially disrupts newborn physiology. John Ryan/Flickr

Separating mothers with COVID-19 from their newborns does more harm than good

The WHO recommends women should be encouraged to breastfeed straight after birth, for both the mothers's and baby’s health, including increasing baby’s immunity.
A Middle Bronze Age child from the Lebanese site of Sidon buried in a large jar. Smaller ceramics were placed with the dead as funerary objects. Claude Doumet-Serhal

How breastfeeding sparked population growth in ancient cities

Researchers used advanced chemical analyses to study breastfeeding in some of the world's first farming communities.
There are several different brands of lactation cookies on the market geared towards breastfeeding mums. From shutterstock.com

No, there’s no evidence cookies can help with lactation

Milk and cookies might be a famous combination, but there's little evidence so-called lactation biscuits can promote milk flow in breastfeeding mothers.
Is a bottle of morning milk at night the equivalent of turning on all the lights at bedtime? comzeal images/Shutterstock.com

Human breast milk may help babies tell time via circadian signals from mom

Breast milk contains ingredients in concentrations that change over the course of the day. Researchers think milk is chrononutrition, carrying molecular messages to help set a baby's internal clock.

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