The Star Ledger published an article about mother’s who are unable to nurse and are turning to online websites to find other women willing to share their breast milk. Sites such as milkshare.birthingforlife.com have grown in popularity as they connect families and provide information on milk sharing.
In a study using trained residents, Dr. Winter, along with several other experts, found that a targeted breastfeeding curriculum for residents in pediatrics, family medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology improves knowledge, practice patterns, and confidence in breastfeeding management in residents. It also increases exclusive breastfeeding in their patients.
CBS3 aired a news segment with Lori B. Feldman-Winter, M.D., Division Head of Adolescent Medicine, about breast feeding and the benefits associated with it for both the mother and the infant as opposed to using formula. A study estimates that if 90 percent of women breast fed babies for their first six months more than 900 infant deaths could be prevented and more than $13 billion in health care costs could be saved.