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AUG 29, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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African-Americans may be getting inferior breastfeeding advice

By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers who give birth in areas with higher concentrations of African-Americans are less likely to get breastfeeding support on maternity wards than mothers in other communities, a new study shows. The study of 2,727 American hospitals and birth centers sought to uncover the reasons for the racial disparities. “What this study suggests ...

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AUG 29, 2014 - The Independent

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Shortage of midwives is forcing mothers to leave hospital early 

Hundreds of thousands of mothers are being discharged from hospital too early because of a chronic shortage of midwives, a new report warns.

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AUG 29, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Australia seeks Thai help for Aussie couples, surrogate babies

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Australia urged Thailand on Friday to allow Australian couples with babies born by Thai surrogate mothers to return home with their children following a crackdown on commercial surrogacy that has left many couples in limbo. Foreigners attempting to leave Thailand, a top destination for infertile couples wanting children, have been prevented from doing ...

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AUG 28, 2014 - Health Canal

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Groups, communities help new parents cope: studies

Parenthood is a significant life transition; a time often experienced by new parents as overwhelming and emotionally and physically exhausting - and new research into families in Perth's newer suburbs suggests that mothers' groups and play groups play a vital role in helping new mothers feel less isolated and anxious.

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AUG 27, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Study Suggests Reason Why Black Mothers Breastfeed Less Than White Moms

When it comes to breastfeeding, a persistent racial disparity exists: Black mothers have lower breastfeeding rates than white mothers. In 2010, 62 percent of American black babies were breastfed at birth, compared to 79 percent of white babies. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may provide some insight into a possible cause of this discrepancy. ...

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