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Sharp fall in breastfeeding figures makes Asia Pacific “biggest cause for concern”

Sharp fall in breastfeeding figures makes Asia Pacific “biggest cause for concern” | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Fall in breastfeeding numbers may be linked to the aggressive marketing of infant formulas, says Save the Children
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"Breastfeeding fell to 29 percent in 2012 from 45 percent in 2006, the charity said, leaving more children at risk of disease and putting a strain on health services."

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Breastfeeding still the gold standard of infant nutrition

Breastfeeding still the gold standard of infant nutrition | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Breastfeeding has benefits for the infant, the mom, and the planet on the whole, says Dr. Erica Brody of Mount Sinai.
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Breastfeeding helps babies prepare stomachs to ingest solid food

Breastfeeding helps babies prepare stomachs to ingest solid food | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
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
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Remember, breast is still best

Remember, breast is still best | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
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...
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Infant formula donations banned at Typhoon Ruby evacuation centres

Infant formula donations banned at Typhoon Ruby evacuation centres | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
The Philippine Department of Health has banned donations of infant formula in evacuation centres for those fleeing Typhoon Ruby.
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How Breastfeeding Is Viewed Around the World

How Breastfeeding Is Viewed Around the World | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Breastfeeding can be a polarizing topic. Views vary not only from person to person, but also country to country, according to a new survey examining women's opinions on breastfeeding.
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UN News - UN promotes ‘effective’ breastfeeding, aims to cut on breast-milk substitutes

UN News - UN promotes ‘effective’ breastfeeding, aims to cut on breast-milk substitutes | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
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.
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Moins de la moitié des nouveau-nés allaités

Moins de la moitié des nouveau-nés allaités | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

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.
 

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Infant Formula Manufacturers Urged To Stay Out Of Delivery Wards

Infant Formula Manufacturers Urged To Stay Out Of Delivery Wards | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Breastfeeding rates are back on the rise after decades of decline, despite formula manufacturers’ best efforts to get new mothers hooked on their products early.
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Maternal breast milk benefits establishment of preterm infant gut microbiota

Maternal breast milk benefits establishment of preterm infant gut microbiota | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

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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Baby formula marketing to health field under scrutiny

Baby formula marketing to health field under scrutiny | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
The Sudbury and District Health Unit is being asked to join a movement to create laws about the marketing of baby formula.
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Infant formula marketing debate as doctors respond to government moves (Australia)

Infant formula marketing debate as doctors respond to government moves (Australia) | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
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.
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Call to ban baby formula ads after drop in breastfeeding

Call to ban baby formula ads after drop in breastfeeding | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Doctors are calling on the federal government to ban the promotion of baby formula, fearing a drop in breastfeeding rates if manufacturers are allowed to oversee their own marketing practices.
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Non-profit photographs men in breastfeeding poses to raise awareness

Non-profit photographs men in breastfeeding poses to raise awareness | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

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.

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Human breast milk effective infant atopic dermatitis treatment

Human breast milk effective infant atopic dermatitis treatment | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Human breast milk can improve infant atopic eczema with the same results as 1 hydrocortisone ointment, according to researchers.
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Why nutrition and breastfeeding are crucial to sustainable development

Why nutrition and breastfeeding are crucial to sustainable development | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
In 9 months, world leaders will descend on New York during the UN General Assembly and proudly proclaim the beginning of the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) era. Building on the experience ...
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Strange trend: adult breastfeeding

Strange trend: adult breastfeeding | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Fifteen people have been arrested in China for their alleged involvement in a company which offers both human breast milk and sex for a price.
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Allaitement: cachez-donc ce sein que les Londoniens ne sauraient voir

Allaitement: cachez-donc ce sein que les Londoniens ne sauraient voir | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
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.
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Brazil's Maternal Milk Banks Model for Globe

Brazil's Maternal Milk Banks Model for Globe | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
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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The Top 16 Breastfeeding Controversies

The Top 16 Breastfeeding Controversies | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Almost any discussion of how and when we feed our babies sets off a national debate. So to mark World Breastfeeding Week 2014 (yes, that…
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Promotion of formula milk undermines breastfeeding initiative

Promotion of formula milk undermines breastfeeding initiative | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
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....
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Infant formula marketing practices behind breastfeeding decline: IBFAN

Infant formula marketing practices behind breastfeeding decline: IBFAN | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
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).
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Battle lines drawn over breast milk substitutes

Battle lines drawn over breast milk substitutes | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

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.

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China 'misled' about breast feeding

China 'misled' about breast feeding | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
An organisation representing many of New Zealand's infant formula producers believes Chinese mothers are being misled by sellers of the formula.
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Doctors fear drop in breastfeeding if formula firms policed themselves

Doctors fear drop in breastfeeding if formula firms policed themselves | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.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.
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Breastfeeding Knowledge, Attitudes, and Intention in a Sample of Undergraduate Students in Mainland China

Breastfeeding Knowledge, Attitudes, and Intention in a Sample of Undergraduate Students in Mainland China | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

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.

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