Thursday, June 12, 2013
Study: Journal of Neuro Image, May 28, 2013
Study Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.05.090
Authors: Sean C.L.Deoni and group
Question: Does exclusive breastfeeding change early early brain development?
Answer: Yes. Brain imaging evidence supports early, healthy brain development in exclusively breastfed children.
Study design: Using a quiet magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, the researchers measured the amount of white matter (nerve fiber development) in 113 healthy children from ages 10 months to 4 years. One group was exclusively breastfed for at least 3 months; second group was fed formula; third group was fed mixture of formula and breast milk.
Result: MRI study showed that breastfeeding increased growth in language, emotional, thinking, and motor skill areas.
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Notice to all parents with NICU babies
Title of article: Underimmunization at discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit
Study conducted by: Dr. AM Navar-Boggan, Duke University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Study site: Six NICUs from Northern California Kaiser Medical Center
Findings: Low immunization rates in babies discharged from NICUs
Conclusions: At 2 months of age in the NICU from this hospital system, babies were underimmunized.
Call to action for parents with babies in NICU: Be sure to discuss your baby’s immunization before discharge.
Journal of Perinatology published this study last year conducted by A M Navar-Boggan. Dr. A.M. Navar-Boggan’s group reported that of 668 discharged infants’ data studied retrospectively from six NICUs in Northern California, with average age of the babies 60 days, 27% of infants had received no vaccines. Dr. Navar-Boggan and her colleagues urged for higher immunization rates for babies graduating from NICUs.
Study: Diabetes Care April 2012 vol. 35 no. 4 780-786
Author of the study: Patrick M. Catalano, MD & H. David McIntyre, M.D., et. al
Number of patients studied: 25,562 women from 15 centers in nine countries
Question asked: Does Obesity alone or Obesity + Higher Maternal Glucose (blood sugar) level influence the baby’s health?
Conclusions: Being obese during pregnancy negatively affects baby’s health. Being obese and being gestational diabetic (GDM) causes higher risk to the baby. Babies born to obese and obese/diabetic mothers suffer from higher birth weight (big baby problem), greater body fat composition (over 90% of baby’s weight is due to fat), C-section (baby is too big to pass through the birth canal), abnormal protein level closely associated with insulin (babies can suffer from low blood sugar). Mothers are also at higher risk for preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy) and birth-related complications.
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A study published March, 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at women using Nicotine patch during pregnancy. The study recruited 1,050 pregnant patients. 521 were randomly assigned to nicotine patch therapy, and 529 to the placebo groups. The study’s objective was to find out if nicotine patch use during pregnancy was effective and safe. Unfortunately, due to low compliance (most of them did not stick to the program beyond one month), the study was inconclusive.
I want to share with you some good news. Persimmon Scientific introduced DermAmi(tm) Antimicrobial Incontinence Pads for Women and DermAmi Bariatric Liners for Pannus Care on Amazon. Why am I writing about them? They are washable and reusable. Antimicrobial liners and pads reduce odor, hypoallergenic and non-abrasive. The Incontinence Pads reduce irritation from leaky urine. I’d love you to check them out and share the word with baby boomers who may need DermAmi. Thank you for telling your friends about DermAmi.
I would like to share with you a new published study supporting breastfeeding. This is a quote from MedScape medical newsletter update published this week. A study from American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine published 2/3/2012 noted that breastfed babies had better lung function when they were tested at age 12. This is especially true for babies whose mothers had asthma. Study followed about 1,500 children in U.K. born between 1993 and 1997. When they were 12 years old, their lung function were measured by: FEF50 (forced mid-expiratory flow rate which measures the speed of air breathed and tests the airway activity), FVC (forced vital capacity which measures how much air is breathed out), and FEV1 (forced expiratory volume at 1 second which measures the amount of air breathed out at 1 second). Breastfed children did better in all areas of lung function measurement.
So, all of you expectant mothers thinking about breastfeeding, don’t give up. Persist. It’s worth it.
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