Thursday, September 18, 2003

Herald Sun: Kate's feed makes TV history [19sep03]

"COMEDIAN Kate Langbroek made television history when she became the first celebrity to breastfeed live on TV. But Langbroek's late-night 'TV snack' on The Panel sparked controversy yesterday. Equal Opportunity Commissioner Diane Sisely applauded Langbroek for claiming her right to breastfeed in her workplace. "

Sunday, September 14, 2003

New Zealand News - Dialogue - Barbara Sumner Burstyn: Pushy parents willingly in hands of product marketers: "One even declares the formula will give your child the mind of a scientist. Desperate for that IQ edge, parents believe it. The companies marketing the new superbaby formulas are seeing their share prices skyrocket as new mothers choose the additive formulas over breastfeeding. All this despite the fact that all the clinical trials done so far have been financed by either the company that produces the additives or the formula-makers themselves. "
Herald Sun: New evidence breast is best [14sep03]: "New evidence breast is best

BREASTFEEDING mothers contribute more than $2 billion to the nation each year, research shows.

An economist wants mothers' milk to be included in the nation's growth figures.

Dr Julie Smith, of the Australian National University in Canberra, has estimated mothers produce more than $2 billion a year in breast milk. "

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Ivanhoe's Medical Breakthroughs - Benefit of Formula Additives Questioned
Mom Guilty of Murder in Infant's Meth Death
"By Lance Pugmire and Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writers
Convinced Amy Leanne Prien loved drugs more than her baby, a Riverside County jury on Monday convicted the mother of four of murdering her son with a lethal dose of methamphetamine that he may have ingested through her drug-tainted breast milk." [Provides more detail on the case - JC]

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

STLtoday - business"...Within two or three hours of launching our product at the trade show, we were cornered by neonatal dietitians, asking us, does it work in breast milk,' Holahan said. Enzymes in human breast milk break down competing thickeners, the dietitians said. They were eager for an alternative. Holahan's wife, Sarah, was working the fair. She routinely expressed milk for their six-month-old daughter, Nicole, so that her husband could share in feeding the baby. When the couple got home, she agreed that he could experiment with the bottle in the refrigerator. He stirred in some Simply Thick, left it in the refrigerator all night and put it in an insulated lunch bag the next morning for the second day of the show. When the dietitians discovered that the thickened milk had remained stable in the refrigerator, 'they were astounded,' Holahan said. "
Changing Plans ( Birth Plans Can Help Pregnant Women Prepare for Delivery -- but Not Control It
By Alison Buckholtz
Special to The Washington Post
Tuesday, September 9, 2003; Page HE01" [This is an interesting article about the prevelence of birth plans and concerns that they may replace consultation with medical professionals. It only touches on breastfeeding. - JC] - Mom convicted of killing baby with drug-tainted breast milk - Sep. 9, 2003Tuesday, September 9, 2003 Posted: 8:35 PM EDT (0035 GMT) -- RIVERSIDE, California (AP) -- A woman whose baby overdosed on methamphetamine contained in the mother's breast milk was convicted of murder. "