Wednesday, October 29, 2003 South Africa: Breast Milk Bank Provides Hope for Hiv Babies
October 28, 2003
"Orphaned babies, many of whom are HIV-positive, are getting more than basic love and shelter at a home in South Africa's port city of Durban. They are also receiving the gift of immune-boosting breast milk donated by a network of mothers in the city.
The mothers voluntarily express the milk their own babies do not need, and it is then collected and taken to iThembaLethu, meaning 'I have a destiny' in isiZulu, a transitional home for babies who have been orphaned or abandoned through HIV/AIDS. Not all have the HI virus, but most are very neglected and malnourished when they arrive."
Science Blog - Premature babies benefit from breast milk"Infants fed human milk fortified-in-hospital developed comparably to those fed infant formula

Oct. 29, 2003 -- Premature infants fed breast milk made developmental gains equal to or greater than those fed formula specially designed for low-birth-weight infants, an international study finds.

'Definitely, appropriately fortified breast milk is the feeding of choice for these premature, low-birth-weight babies,' says U of T nutritional sciences professor Deborah O'Connor, lead author of a study by Canadian, U.S., U.K. and Chilean researchers in the October Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

Breast-feeding becoming water cooler topic : "Breast-feeding becoming water cooler topic
Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 12:00 AM
"A decade ago, most business executives -- both male and female -- thought new mothers who chose to continue breast-feeding once they returned to work were doing 'a nice thing' -- as long as they didn't talk about it at the office, says Carol Ann Friedman, an international board-certified lactation consultant.

Times have changed.

Friedman now runs Mothers at Work breast-feeding programs at 24 large U.S. corporations, including Toyota Motor Sales Corp. and Prudential Financial, and she says the high-tech world has been particularly receptive to corporate lactation programs."
10:30 - 29 October 2003
Lincolnshire Echo
"A working mother has just lost her fight to breast-feed her infant while working at a Lincolnshire air base. Ben Rooth asked mothers and business people about why they felt it was so essential that women should be allowed to breast feed at work or in public. For many women breast feeding is the most natural thing in the world. It's just that other people who inhabit that same world don't agree. Some people simply don't want to see a new-born baby being breast-fed in a public place."