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Short-term effects of maternal alcohol consumption on lactational performance

Previous research demonstrated that breast-feeding infants consumed significantly less milk during the immediate hours after their mothers consumed an acute dose of alcohol when compared with a nonalcoholic beverage. The present study tested the hypothesis that maternal alcohol consumption decreases the amount of milk available to the infant and alters milk composition in the short term.

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Alcohol consumption, smoking and breastfeeding in the first six months after delivery

A study of alcohol use and smoking after delivery and to relate this to breastfeeding.

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Impact of smoking on the duration of breastfeeding in mothers with insulin-dependent diabetes mellit

The effect of smoking on breastfeeding was studied in 252 mothers with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) giving birth in the period 1985–1995.

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Eating healthy for mom and baby

Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit every day (at least five servings), plus six portions of protein every day: skinless chicken, lean meat, fish, eggs and legumes.

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The Effects of Alcohol in Breast Milk on Infant Behavioural State and Mother-Infant Feeding Intera

An estimated two thirds ofAmerican women drink alcohol during their childbearing years (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1988). Consequently, numerous researchers have studied the impact of exposure to alcohol on infant outcomes.

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Maternal diet and breastfeeding: A case for rethinking physiological explanations for breastfeeding

The relationship between maternal smoking and breastfeeding and maternal obesity and breastfeeding are similar; increasing levels of smoking or obesity are associated with shorter duration of breastfeeding.

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Impact of maternal diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding on infant metabolic programming: a prospe

To evaluate the impact of maternal diet and intensive dietary counselling during pregnancy and breastfeeding on the infant’s metabolic status.

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Maternal diet and breastfeeding: A case for rethinking physiological explanations for breastfeeding

Although some authors explain determinants of breastfeeding that occur in a dose–response manner as evidence of causality, we argue that dose–response relationships are not proof of a biological relationship between the variables.

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Heart Foundation: Nutrition in pregnancy

It is important that you gain an adequate amount of weight during pregnancy to ensure that you are providing for your unborn baby.

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Symposium: Women’s Voices, Women’s Choices: The Challenge of Nutrition and HIV/AIDS

Breast-feeding is a route of HIV transmission from an HIV infected mother to her infant. However, breast-feeding is an important pillar of child survival and part of a mother’s womanhood. This paper highlights the dilemma created by the risks and the benefits of breast-feeding and will discuss the implementation in South Africa of the Safer Breastfeeding Programme, to reduce some of the known risk factors associated with HIV transmission.

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