New data shows that as the death toll in Nigeria is falling, the percentage of deaths that happen in the first month of life is increasing. Newborn deaths now make up 28% of all deaths under five years compared to 24% two years ago. Six out of 10 mothers give birth at home without access [...]
Nov 16th, 2010
More black women are choosing to reap the benefits of nursing. World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1-7, and more hospitals are reaching out to new mothers to boost breastfeeding and their babies’ health. Second in a series on maternal black health. “Before I nursed my son and daughter, none of the women...
Oct 30th, 2010
Once upon a time, moms were told — and they believed — having a baby meant losing brain cells in the delivery room. Well, cast aside conventional thinking that suggests “mommy brain” means mindless behavior. New scientific research says all the wee-morning feedings, nursery rh...