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Fewer mothers breastfeeding for the first time in a decade: 5,000 fewer choose to compared with 2011

Fewer mothers breastfeeding for the first time in a decade: 5,000 fewer choose to compared with 2011 | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
The number of breastfeeding mothers has fallen for the first time in almost a decade, as 5,000 fewer women chose to breastfeed their babies this year.
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Louise Silverton, the RCM’s midwifery director, said: ‘In England, there is a shortage of 5,000 midwives and a dearth of midwives promoting breastfeeding in the community, as postnatal care is being cut. Women need more face-to-face time with midwives after giving birth.

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Milk bank has assisted 1,456 infants - Taipei Times

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.
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US hospital infant formula distribution 'declined markedly' from 2007 to 2013: CDC

US hospital infant formula distribution 'declined markedly' from 2007 to 2013: CDC | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
The distribution of infant formula samples to breastfeeding mothers in US hospitals "declined markedly" between 2007 and 2013, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research shows. 
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Why breastfeeding is a battle when powder is all around us

Why breastfeeding is a battle when powder is all around us | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Infant formula is readily available in Irish maternity wards, making it all-to-easy to plump for
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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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L'allaitement maternel protège du risque de leucémie infantile

L'allaitement maternel protège du risque de leucémie infantile | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.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 ...
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Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula

Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts
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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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