Posted September 07, 2019 14:31:56 In his book, Lactation Education Resources, pediatrician David Siegel says to avoid “tragic errors,” parents need to be sure their child is getting the right amount of care at every stage of development.
“When you’re in a critical period, it’s the first time a baby is really getting a chance to develop,” Siegel said.
“And the more often a baby has the chance to get it right, the better off they’ll be.”
But Siegel’s advice for parents might sound a bit too obvious for you to follow, but for parents like yours, that’s just what happens when you’re pregnant.
A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the University at Buffalo found that parents who are using the latest lactation tests are less likely to have babies with serious health issues later in life.
What’s more, the results suggest that even when a baby does have serious health problems, it might not be obvious what they are.
The study was published online Sept. 14 in Pediatrics.
When the researchers looked at data from the National Lactational Health Study (NLHS), they found that mothers who had taken their newborns to a lactation clinic at least three times a week had a 20 percent lower risk of having a child with a serious health issue later in their life.
When they looked at their own data, they found mothers who used lactation services three times per week had the same risk as those who didn’t.
Lactations are important to many parents who have had babies who have serious medical conditions.
The researchers say they hope the findings help inform health care providers and parents about how important it is to get to a clinic for their babies when they have serious conditions.
For many, breastfeeding is just a part of a normal life, said study co-author Emily Lautenmeier, a UCSF assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology.
“But it’s a big part of life and you want a lot of support from your family and your caregivers,” she said.
In fact, a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in three American women will experience complications from breastfeeding while pregnant.
So while it may seem obvious to most, Lautinmeier said there’s a lot you can do to minimize the risk of complications.
For example, if you’re worried about your baby having a urinary tract infection or diarrhea, avoid feeding at night, and don’t wait until you’re breastfeeding to eat.
But don’t worry too much about how you look and feel, she said, because there’s no magic pill.
Lautnemeier is also optimistic that breastfeeding will improve the lives of many babies who are diagnosed with conditions later in development.
In a study published last year, she and her colleagues found that babies who were breastfed for two months or more had better outcomes in health, life expectancy and school performance than babies who weren’t.
But it’s not just babies who can benefit from a lactational program.
“You don’t have to go to a hospital or have a lactatory unit to benefit from this,” she told ABC News.
“There are lactational programs that are really good at improving outcomes for babies and babies with special needs.”
The study also found that the risk for serious health conditions declined for those who followed a lactating program.
Laskermeier said the study is a good starting point, but more research is needed.
For parents, there’s also a lot that you can still do to optimize their breastfeeding.
“We’ve seen that breastfeeding is the most effective way to provide adequate nutrition for a baby, but it’s also the safest way to do it,” she explained.
For one, Laskinmee said parents should consider the type of food they eat.
“The foods that are low in sugar and fat and protein, you’re more likely to benefit a lot from a higher-sugar, lower-fat, higher-protein diet,” she added.
If you have lactation issues, talk to your healthcare provider about how your child can benefit most from a different breastfeeding program.
For instance, if your baby is prone to colic, or has other medical problems, try different foods or foods that may not be as high in sugar or fat, or that might be lower in sodium.
For some, that might mean avoiding sugary foods or limiting the amount of sugar or protein that you eat.
For others, a lactated formula might be a good option for babies.
But there’s nothing wrong with the fact that it may not help your baby with health problems later in his or her life.
“It’s not the best way to help a baby develop health,” Laskieme said.
For now, Landon Lasko’s decision to breastfeed and stay home has been