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Obese mothers’ breast milk may contribute to child’s weight gain, study says

Obese mothers’ breast milk may contribute to child’s weight gain, study says

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April 10 (UPI) -- Whether a mother is a healthy weight or obese will largely predict the body composition of her child. Now, researchers may have moved a little closer to figuring out why. New findings show that the molecular makeup of the breast milk of an expecting mother who is obese differs from an expecting mother at a normal weight, which could affect the weight of her child, according to a study published in April in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The researchers think that mothers with obesity and normal weight have varying metabolites that contribute to their children's weight composition. "Childhood obesity increases risk for type 2 diabetes, and a host of other health complications. Our aim is to identify the earliest risk factors that predict obesity in children,...
Dying to deliver: The race to prevent sudden death of new mothers

Dying to deliver: The race to prevent sudden death of new mothers

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Four-month-old Muhsin just started laughing – and it’s brought some joy to his father for the first time in a long time. Mustafa Shabazz is proud of the nursery he and his partner Tahmesha Dickey designed for their son, but it’s now reminders of what could have been. "The name on the wall, the crib, everything," Shabazz said. "Muhsin is going to miss out on having a great mother, that’s what hurts so bad about this situation." Dickey, 38, died giving birth to baby Muhsin. Watch the full story on "Nightline" tonight at 12:35 a.m. ET “If I wanted to describe her to someone, I’d describe her as all woman,” Shabazz said. “She was very generous, motivated, dedicated to her family, her work ethic was amazing… she was just a caring lo...
Poll: Most mothers have been 'mommy-shamed'

Poll: Most mothers have been 'mommy-shamed'

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MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- "You're doing that wrong!"Sound familiar, Moms? It should: A new poll finds that six out of 10 American mothers say they've been criticized for their parenting skills.It's called mommy-shaming, and it goes viral when it happens to the famous. Actress Reese Witherspoon was shamed for giving her toddler cinnamon rolls for breakfast, and model Coco Rocho was judged for giving her baby formula.But a nationwide poll of 475 mothers finds it's a familiar experience for most with kids under age 5 -- and the source of the shaming is most often a woman's own parents.Major areas of criticism include discipline, 70 percent; diet and nutrition, 52 percent; sleep, 46 percent; breast- versus bottle-feeding, 39 percent; safety, 20 percent; and child care, 16 percent."Our findings ...