Thursday, November 13, 2003

Breastfeeding reduces diabetes risk
Friday, 14 November 2003

"STAWELL - The Stawell Group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association is encouraging parents to delay feeding their babies solid foods to mark World Diabetes Day today.
To mark World Diabetes Day 2003 the group has issued a reminder to the community that parents' early feeding choices can prevent diabetes.... "
Couple sues, says authorities overzealous when trying to protect son born at home
Pam Louwagie, Star Tribune
Published November 13, 2003
"As they had with many of their eight other children, Daniel and Karen Mathias chose for Karen to give birth to Gabriel in their Minneapolis home last Christmas. Their call to a hospital the next day seeking advice on the newborn's eating behavior ended with child protection workers phoning, police knocking on their door and what the couple contend was a forced trip to a hospital.... "
The Salt Lake Tribune -- Kirby: Toxic twins: Nuke waste, Mom's milk
Robert Kirby
Tribune Columnist [Jodine notes, a "humour" columnist.]

    Nuclear waste and mother's milk have a lot in common these days. Both are naturally occurring substances that finicky people do not want anywhere near a large order of french fries.
    Before rabid environmentalists angrily denounce mother's milk as unnatural, allow me to point out that I am not defending it. After all, if mother's milk were safe for public consumption, wouldn't you be able to order a double tall mom's latte at Starbucks?
    As for radiation, what do you think the sun generates? Granted, it's 93 million miles away but shouldn't that be what we really worry about? After all, when was the last time anyone demanded that babies be slathered in milk block before being nursed? ...
Nestle Launches Nestle(R) Good Start(R) Supreme DHA & ARA: "Nestle Launches Nestle(R) Good Start(R) Supreme DHA & ARA
Thursday November 13, 10:00 am ET

First and Only Routine Infant Formula to Combine DHA and ARA for Brain and Eye Development With Comfort Proteins(R) for Easy Digestion and Reduced Potential for Protein Sensitization and Intolerance

GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle USA, part of Nestle S.A., a world leader in infant nutrition, announces the launch of Nestle Good Start Supreme DHA & ARA. The new formula is now available nationwide and contains two fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid and arachidonic acid, also known as DHA and ARA, that are naturally found in breastmilk and have been linked with improved brain and visual development in babies. In addition to including one of the highest levels of DHA and ARA available in the United States, Nestle Good Start Supreme DHA & ARA is the only routine formula to combine the benefits of DHA and ARA with easy-to-digest Comfort Proteins® that are designed to be gentle on a baby's developing digestive system and reduce the potential for babies to develop protein sensitization and intolerance.... Although healthy, full-term babies make their own DHA and ARA from the nutrients found in standard infant formula, recent studies suggest there may be benefits from direct supplementation of formula with DHA and ARA...." | Breast-feeding mom has law on her side
Wednesday, November 12, 2003
By Laura Warner
Deseret Morning News

      "If Catherine Geary could have it her way, she would rewrite Burger King's training manuals to include a section on breast-feeding. Though hamburgers and lactation seem like an odd combination, they are unfortunately connected in Geary's mind after an incident at a Sandy Burger King last weekend.
      'It really wasn't a big thing. It was just kind of humiliating,' Geary said. 'Everybody had turned to look at me. The kids all stopped playing and stared at me to see what I had done wrong.'
NBC 4 - News - Mom Convicted In Drug-Related Death Of Baby Loses Civil Suit: "Mom Convicted In Drug-Related Death Of Baby Loses Civil Suit

Son Likely Poisoned By Meth-Tainted Breast Milk

POSTED: 12:52 p.m. PST November 11, 2003
LOS ANGELES -- A mother convicted of the methamphetamine-induced death of her baby son lost her federal civil rights lawsuit against Riverside County law enforcement officials.

Amy Leanne Prien of Mead Valley contended in her suit that Riverside County's district attorney, sheriff and their subordinates framed her with false evidence and violated her right to a speedy trial.

Prien's $20 million federal suit, filed in April, said prosecutors coerced false testimony and dragged their feet to bring the case to trial"
Hospital's breastfeeding honour - Evening Times
Newsquest (Herald & Times) Limited.

" THE newest maternity hospital in Glasgow has won a prestigious award from Unicef for its work in promoting breastfeeding.
The Princess Royal Maternity Hospital at Glasgow Royal Infirm-ary has passed the standards set down in the charity's Baby Friendly accreditation scheme, just two years after opening. ..."
Israel News : Jerusalem Post Internet Edition: "German police questions Humana employee

Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
Nov. 10, 2003

A femaile employee at German food manufacturer Humana is under investigation for manslaughter by negligence, German public prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Imported locally by Israeli company and H. J. Heinz Co. subsidiary Remedia Ltd., the kosher soy-based milk substitute likely caused the deaths of at least two Israeli babies, and serious nerve damage to some 15 others.

Other employees at Humana Milchunion's plant in Everswinkel, Germany are also likely to be questioned, as manufacturing involves a variety of sections within the plant. ..."