Saturday, January 17, 2004

Artificial Amniotic Fluid
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- When babies are born premature, one of the challenges is getting them to tolerate breast milk or formula. New research shows mimicking nature may overcome that challenge. Baby Jarell got an early start to life. 'He was two pounds and 10 ounces, and when he came out, he came out crying,' Jarell's mother, Richelle Taylor-Harris, tells Ivanhoe."
Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Oasis of medical care in desert of destruction[This Guardian article on Médecins San Frontières involvement in the Sudan gives an interesting peek into the basics of treating malnourished infants - JC]: "The therapeutic feeding centre is one of Akuem's busiest sections. With around 75 children, it is well below the peak of around 300 which it had earlier in the year, but it still gives an impression of bustling urgency. The most malnourished, who often have other medical complications such as diarrhoea and pulmonary infections, get intravenous feeding in the intensive care unit before moving to the outside area.

There they sleep and sit on mats while mothers, and a few fathers, press orange plastic cups of milk to their lips. 'In the first phase they get breast milk plus a supplement,' says Nancy Dale, a nurse from Canada who supervises the feeding centre. 'Then they move to milk plus plumpy nut, a concoction of peanuts, oil, and sugar, until they reach the target ratio of weight to height.' ... "
Magazine Bares All, Has Shop Covering Up Cover

Santa Fe New Mexican
January 12
"Increasing the number of women who nurse their babies is a goal of the U.S. government. But pictures of breast-feeding, which is as old as humankind and strongly recommended for infant health, is apparently offensive to some. After receiving several complaints about the latest issue of Mothering magazine, which shows a nursing mother and contented baby, the Vitamin Cottage on Cerrillos Road covered the offending breast with paper...."
Unlocking the mysteries of milk
The Globe and Mail
Saturday, January 17, 2004 - Page F8
If the latest promises of science are to be believed, the advertisements informing us that "milk does a body good" may soon have to be revised to read: "Better milk does a body even better." At least, that is the goal of the Milk Genome Project. News - Features - Children of the revolution[ This interesting article on gay parenting includes a reference to a woman who pumped and sent breast milk to her child for six months: - Jc] "
The surrogate mother FedExed them breast milk for six months. 'She altered my view of what it means to be emotionally generous,' says Busch..."

IOL : Ex-pinup supplies 3 litres of milk a day: " years ago, shapely blonde beauty Belinda Hall's special assets earned her the South African Penthouse Pet of the Year title.

She got fame, adoration - six million men voted her into the number one slot - and the chance to travel and live overseas.

She was also hailed as Miss October in the United States' Pet of the Year honours.

Now, although that has all been replaced with marriage and motherhood (her husband is Pinetown lawyer Andre Liebenberg), she is still something of a star.

'I knew my boobs would come in useful one day'
For not only does the new mom provide her four-month-old Down's Syndrome son, Anthony, with a litre of breast milk a day, she also supplies another two litres a day to a unique milk bank.