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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe | September 3, 1991
Q: Does a little baby need water? Our pediatrician says no, but my mother says yes. I am breast feeding him.A: We're with your pediatrician on this one. Both human milk and formula contain lots of water, in fact all the water most babies need. We rarely recommend supplementary water, because we are worried it will fill the stomach and prevent small babies from taking enough breast milk or formula to get the calories required for growth.Breast-feeding mothers should avoid offering anything from a bottle until the baby has been breast feeding well for several weeks at least.
By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Sun Staff Writer | October 14, 1994
Two of the "good bacteria" used in some yogurts can protect children from catching or spreading diarrhea -- a common childhood ailment in the United States and a major killer in the Third World, doctors said yesterday.Pediatric researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center found that children given a regular diet of infant formula laced with bifida and thermophilus, the live cultures, were 78 percent less likely to get the disease than youngsters who drank plain formula.Dr. Robert H. Yolken, director of pediatric infectious diseases, said the live bacteria are sold as supplements in health food stores but are also present in some cultured milk products including yogurt and acidophilus milk -- a product geared for people who cannot digest ordinary milk.
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman | November 22, 2009
If you haven't been to the airport since last year's Thanksgiving trip, some things have changed - but much has stayed the same, including the ban on liquids. Although you might not want to pay those extra fees to check your luggage, you may have to if you're bringing a jar of your special turkey gravy recipe. Here's a sampling of things you cannot pack in your carry-on: 1. Meat cleaver 2. Mace/pepper spray 3. Cooking fuel 4. Gel candles 5. Perfume 6. Snowglobes 7. Cranberry sauce 8. Maple syrup 9. Oils and vinegar 10. Wine, liquor and beer Also, passengers are still limited to 3-ounce or smaller containers of liquids and gels, placed in a quart-size zip-top bag. Items such as baby food, breast milk and medicines are allowed to exceed three ounces.
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2002
Shares of Martek Biosciences Corp. soared 25 percent yesterday on news that two major manufacturers will soon start selling infant formula with its nutritional oils for the first time in the United States. The manufacturers control about 85 percent of the U.S. infant formula market, the Columbia company said. One of the makers, Mead Johnson Nutritionals, plans to have infant formula with Martek's nutritional oils on store shelves by next month. The other maker, Abbott Laboratories' Ross Products Division, has plans for a launch early in the year.
By Mary Maushard | July 7, 1992
Little Golden Books, children's favorites, turn 50Happy Birthday, Little Golden Books.The tiny tomes have belonged to children all over the country for 50 years. From the original 12 books, the collection has grown to more than 1,000 titles that have sold more than 1 billion books, according to the parent company, Western Publishing of Racine, Wis.The best-selling Little Golden Book is one of the first 12, "The Poky Little Puppy," written by Janette Sebring Lowrey and illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren.
By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | February 24, 2001
If the state's nine female senators have their way, women will be allowed to breast-feed their children anywhere they want in Maryland. "We want to encourage women to breast-feed their children," said Sen. Paula C. Hollinger, a Baltimore County Democrat and lead sponsor of the "right to breast-feed" bill. "Women should not be discouraged or prohibited in public places." Hollinger's proposal - co-sponsored by the other eight women state senators - would guarantee mothers the right to breast-feed in any public location or private place in which they're authorized to be. It also prohibits the restriction or limitation of nursing in those places.
By T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. and T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.,NEW YORK TIMES SPECIAL FEATURES | May 3, 1998
Q. My 7-month-old grandson does not like to eat. My daughter breastfed him for four months, and he didn't like that. Now he has formula as well as cereal, vegetables and fruits. It is always a huge struggle. Many times he just lets the food sit in his mouth until he is distracted, and then he will swallow.My daughter is obsessed with his eating. She wants him to drink at least 24 ounces of formula a day and writes down how many ounces he drinks.My grandson is very healthy and is a perfect angel in every other way. I want my daughter to relax.
WASHINGTON - The government should encourage women and girls to reduce the amount of meat, whole milk and other fatty foods they eat as a way of protecting themselves and their offspring from dioxins, harmful residues of natural and industrial combustion, an expert panel said yesterday. The Institute of Medicine, a nonprofit health policy advisory body, recommended that the government do more to educate women and girls about limiting consumption of dioxins, which can be passed through the placenta to a fetus or through breast milk to an infant.
By Andrea K. Walker | March 25, 2013
Moms are feeding their babies solid foods before their bodies are developed enough to handle it, a new study by the Centers For Disease Control has found. The American Academy of Pediatrics has long advised that babies don't get solid food until they are four to six months-old. But 40 percent of the nearly 1,300 mothers surveyed in the study said they introduced food before that. Babies are better developed at 4 to 6 months of age, including having the ability to hold their heads up and open their mouths for food.
By Andrea K. Walker and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2012
Maryland health officials want the state's hospitals to play a larger role in encouraging mothers to breast-feed in the crucial hours after they give birth, as growing evidence points to the health benefits of feeding babies human milk. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is looking to increase the number of women in the state who breast-feed with new recommendations they hope every hospital in the state will eventually adopt. No hospitals in the state currently practice all of the recommendations, which include not offering pacifiers and allowing mother and child to stay together 24 hours a day. The health department will also encourage hospitals to stop giving out free formula from manufacturers, a controversial practice that some say tempts moms to give up on breast-feeding when they are at home by themselves and get frustrated.
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