The United Nations children’s agency today said it is working with governments, the private sector and local communities to make it easier for women to breastfeed their infants, and to end false marketing of breast milk substitutes.
Selon l'Unicef, la semaine mondiale de l'Allaitement maternel (1er-7 août) souligne le rôle de l'allaitement maternel dans la vie des enfants et son importance cruciale. La thématique de cette année «Breastfeeding : A Winning Goal – for Life!» met en valeur le lien entre l'allaitement maternel et la réussite des Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement. Ce lien est d'autant plus clair dans le cadre de l'Objectif 4 – Réduire la mortalité infantile.
Preterm infants in the neonatal ICU reap more benefits from maternal breast milk than pasteurized human milk or infant formula, according to data presented at the 2014 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting.
Paediatricians from Australasia’s largest specialist college, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) have urged the Federal Parliament to legislate to restrict the marketing of infant formulas in Australia so that more new mothers are encouraged to breastfeed.
Hector Cruz never thought he’d become a breastfeeding advocate. But after the birth of his first child, Cruz had a wake-up call about how important fathers are to the process.
Cruz, 33, and his wife, Nicole, had been trying to conceive for 10 and a half years before Nicole finally became pregnant in 2013. Cruz was eager to learn everything he could about raising an infant; but when Nicole signed up for breastfeeding class, Cruz wasn’t allowed to attend.
A global investment of USD17.5 billion a year in comprehensive breastfeeding support programmes can protect millions of babies and their mothers from premature death and illness, and save on health costs, suggests a report by the International Baby...
Thirty years ago, poor Brazilian women were paid to give away their breast milk, leaving their children at risk of malnourishment. Equipment at the few milk collection centers that existed was so costly it limited the country's ability to expand the program's reach. That has changed...
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Breastfeeding rates have declined significantly in Asia as a result of intensifying competition in the infant formula sector, according to a report from the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).
Nearly 40 years after Nestlé found itself in the centre of a controversy over the marketing of infant formula milk to mothers in the developing world, the food and pharmaceutical industry is again locked in a public relations battle with campaigners opposed to the promotion of breast milk substitutes.
Doctors in Australia have called on the government to ban the advertising of baby formula milk after the country's health ministry scrapped an independent panel that oversaw the marketing practices of firms that produce it.
Fearful of a drop in breastfeeding rates now that the Australian government has scrapped an independent panel that overseas on the proper use of breast milk substitutes, doctors are calling for the promotion of baby formula to be restricted.
Despite the high breastfeeding initiation rate in China (> 90%), the low exclusivity rate is of concern. Some traditional behaviors, combined with increasing popularity of infant formula, may negatively affect future breastfeeding rates. As suggested by the theory of planned behavior, understanding breastfeeding beliefs of young adults may help identify and address misperceptions of future parents, supporting maintenance of the current initiation rate while increasing rates of exclusivity and duration. No research has evaluated these factors among young adults in Mainland China.
Almost all pharmacies in Sana’a sell powdered baby formula that is mixed with water to be bottle feed to infants. Baby formula is meant as a replacement for, or supplement to, breastfeeding.
The use of baby formula remains controversial worldwide. Breastfeeding proponents cite scientific studies that find unadulterated milk from the mother encourages brain development in infants, defends against infections and prevents allergies. The World Health Organization says “exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond.” However, many recognize breastfeeding may not be possible for all women. Comfort levels, lifestyle and other medical factors all play into a woman’s decision to breastfeed.
Milk composition differs based on a baby's sex and a mother's wealt.
Mother's milk may be the first food, but it is not created equal. In humans and other mammals, researchers have found that milk composition changes depending on the infant's gender and on whether conditions are good or bad. Understanding those differences can give scientists insights into human evolution.