Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Taipei Times - archives: "Association says breast is the best
By Melody Chen
Monday, Jun 30, 2003,Page 2

More than 100 pairs of parents yesterday brought their babies along to a function celebrating the establishment of the Breastfeeding Association Taiwan (BRA), the country's first organization to promote breastfeeding.

Chen Chao-huei (³¯¬L´f), chief of the neonatology division in Tai-chung Veterans General Hospital, was the author of an article exploring the relationship between SARS and breastfeeding. She attended the function to answer questions about breastfeeding.

There are no ready statistics on the prevalence of breastfeeding in Taiwan at the moment, but Chen said in the country's 'mother-baby-friendly hospitals,' around 80 to 90 percent of mothers breastfeed their newborn babies."
Herald Sun: More new mums go under knife [02jul03]: "More new mums go under knife

MORE than one in three Melbourne women have their babies delivered by surgery.

A snapshot of birthing options reveals Francis Perry House in Carlton has the highest percentage of caesarean deliveries each year.

Higher caesarean rates at some birthing centres reflect their specialised care for the growing number of older, first-time mums and IVF babies."
Food Ingredients First: Nutrition, Ingredients and Foods Online - Newsmaker: "Martek`s DHA and ARA important after breastfeeding- study

Infants receiving the DHA and ARA-supplemented formula demonstrated significantly more mature visual acuity than those infants fed the non- supplemented formula.

30/06/2003 Columbia, Martek Biosciences Corporation commented on the results of a study published in the June 2003 edition of The Journal of Pediatrics. Data from the study demonstrated that infants weaned onto formula supplemented with the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) experienced significantly improved visual development at one year of age compared to infants weaned onto formula not supplemented with DHA and ARA."