This Viewpoint discusses the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding component of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, intended to optimize newborn care and health in the immediate postpartum period.
This observational study examines the relative association of delivery mode and feeding method on infant intestinal microbiome composition at approximately 6 weeks of life.
This cohort study reports that postnatal cytomegalovirus infection was associated with increased risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia in very low-birth-weight infants.
This meta-analysis of articles researching the association between breastfeeding and childhood leukemia reports that breastfeeding for 6 months or more may help lower childhood leukemia incidence.
This report summarizes the workshop presentations and discussion, including identification of high-priority topics for further research.
Huang et al quantify the influence of bedsharing on breastfeeding duration.
Yamakawa et al examine the associations of breastfeeding with overweight and obesity among schoolchildren in Japan, with adjustment for the potential confounders.
To examine relationships of breastfeeding duration and exclusivity with child cognition at ages 3 and 7 years and to evaluate the extent to which maternal fish intake during lactation modifies associations of infant feeding with later cognition, Belfort et al followed up 312 Project Viva mothers and children to age 7 years. See the Editorial by Christakis.