Thursday, April 14, 2005

The Australian: Breast is yet to come for US babies [April 11, 2005]
"Geoff Elliott, Washington correspondent
April 11, 2005
BREASTS – more specifically, my wife's breasts – have been a contentious issue since we arrived in Washington DC. Everywhere we go they seem to come up – after they come out.
Breastfeeding, that's what this is about. I knew from previous travels here that there was a bit of prudishness about the place but I wasn't prepared for a debate about breastfeeding. I thought that one had been done and dusted...."
Two New Studies Show Fatty Acids DHA and ARA Significantly Aid Infant Development
Thursday April 14, 2:27 pm ET
"COLUMBIA, Md., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Infant formula supplemented with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid) significantly benefits infant development, according to two new studies. One study showed benefits to visual acuity in term infants, while the other demonstrated enhanced growth and higher Bayley mental and psychomotor development of preterm infants. Both studies used Enfamil Lipil® infant formulas from Mead Johnson Nutritionals, which contain levels of DHA and ARA similar to median worldwide amounts reported for breast milk (0.36% DHA and 0.72% ARA of total fatty acids)...."