WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is recognizing state and local agencies of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (more commonly known as WIC) that excel in offering education and support for breastfeeding mothers.
Founded in 2004, the Taipei City Hospital’s Human Milk Bank has collected and processed breast milk from thousands of donors and nursed 1,456 infants over its decade-long mission to help premature infants and those born with other medical complications.
Alors qu'elle allaitait discrètement son bébé au Claridge's, un palace londonien, une jeune maman a été rappelée à l'ordre. "Humiliée", la jeune femme contre attaque sur Twitter et déclenche une polémique.
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...
We cannot agree more with your editorial "Nursing mothers need more help" (June 10), which called for more breastfeeding facilities at workplaces and in the community and continued public education about the benefits of breastfeeding....
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.
Les bébés nourris au sein maternel durant au moins 6 mois auraient moins de risque de développer une leucémie durant l'enfance, selon une étude israélienne.Près d'un cancer infantile sur 3 est une leucémie, forme tumorale la plus fréquente chez ...
A new study has revealed that breastfeeding better prepares a baby's stomach for the transition to solid food, hence better equipping them for potentially an early life with fewer stomach woes.Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and UNC
Manufacturers have long been capitalising on parents' concerns for their babies' well-being and flood the market with formula milk products that purportedly make infants healthier and smarter. The nutritional and health claims, many of which are...
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.
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