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Baby health crisis in Indonesia as formula companies push products

Baby health crisis in Indonesia as formula companies push products | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

With poor access to clean water, giving up breastfeeding is a serious health risk in this part of the world...

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Mothers with HIV and breastfeeding – it’s possible!

Mothers with HIV and breastfeeding – it’s possible! | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
There are some good ideas being implemented in Africa, we should look at more closely. Giving HIV-positive mothers different feeding choices to care for their newborns is one of them.
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UNICEF - In Mali, information about breastfeeding is saving children's lives

UNICEF - In Mali, information about breastfeeding is saving children's lives | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

SIKASSO, Mali, 8 April 2013 – Exclusive breastfeeding saves lives. Aminata Coulibaly, from the village of Kesso, Sikasso region, has seen its impact first-hand.

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Information + education = lives saved 

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Protective Cells in Breast Milk: For the Infant and the Mother? — Milk Research Community

Protective Cells in Breast Milk: For the Infant and the Mother? — Milk Research Community | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

Babies are well protected and nourished while still in the mother’s womb, but what happens after they are born when they are suddenly exposed to a challenging environment full of new and invasive bugs? The mother steps in again by providing breast milk.

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Why breast is not necessarily best for Chinese mothers

Why breast is not necessarily best for Chinese mothers | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

The recent Hong Kong infant formula-restrictions has led to a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of formula versus breast milk. Often, the attitude towards mainland parents desperate for safe formula is to question why they are not breastfeeding their babies.

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A female obstetrician decries the insistence that breast is always best

A female obstetrician decries the insistence that breast is always best | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

Imagine if an ophthalmology organization created a “eye friendly” policy that recommended, as a first step, shaming people who need glasses. Imagine if said organization mandated that before opticians could grind the lenses, the patient was required to sign a release stating that although she knew that natural vision was best, she was insisting on artificial vision.

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An interesting point of view describing the feelings of many mothers. Indeed when mothers decide not to breastfeed or simply cannot breastfeed, society should not judge them.

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Health Minister says Feeding Policy Will Reduce Child Mortality - Jamaica

Health Minister says Feeding Policy Will Reduce Child Mortality - Jamaica | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the development of a National Infant and Young Child Feeding Policy will assist in reducing mortality and morbidity of infants and children by addressing their nutritional needs.
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It is guided by the recommendations set by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding, and is supported by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

 

The WHO recommendations include: initiating breastfeeding within one hour of birth; breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months; and thereafter, providing nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods; and continuing breastfeeding for up to two years of age or beyond.

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U.S. breast feeding rates show an increase

U.S. breast feeding rates show an increase | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Newly reviewed data shows that breast feeding rates for U.S. mothers has increased over a ten year period. Based on the most recent figures, 75% of mothers choose to breast feed their babies.
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Good news but unfortunately there are still many differences amongst ethnic groups

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Ban The Bags - stop marketing formulas in hospitals

Ban The Bags - stop marketing formulas in hospitals | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

It has been a common practice for infant formula companies to distribute bags containing formula samples, coupons and other advertising to maternity patients in hospitals. Research has shown these free "gift" bags increase formula sales and decrease the duration of breastfeeding. This strategy has been successful as a marketing practice because the bags are given to mothers by healthcare providers, who appear implicitly to be promoting the use of formula. "Ban the Bags" is a national campaign to stop formula company marketing in maternity hospitals.

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‘Label formula milk like cigarettes’ - a long lasting debate

‘Label formula milk like cigarettes’ - a long lasting debate | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

London - Formula milk should carry much larger “cigarette-style” warnings that breast is best, a leading charity says. A report, Superfood for Babies, released recently by Save the Children, says the lives of 95 babies could be saved every hour worldwide – 830,000 a year – if new mothers breastfed immediately after giving birth.

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Clare Byam-Cook, former nurse, midwife and breast feeding counsellor, said the report was “emotive” and ignored the fact that feeding babies in the UK was different to the Third World.

 

“The saving of 95 babies applies to developing countries, not Britain,” she added. “I’m concerned that cigarette-style warnings will increase the guilt felt by moms who need or want to use formula feed - when all women are aware that breastfeeding is good for the baby and the mother. These mothers already feel a failure because they have to use formula feed and then they are treated like bad people when buying it.”

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Code Of Practice To Protect Breastfeeding Launched

Code Of Practice To Protect Breastfeeding Launched | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
An updated Code of Practice for the marketing of infant formula in New Zealand was launched by Associate Minister of Health Jo Goodhew at Parliament today on behalf of the Infant Nutrition Council (INC).
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Superfood for Babies: how overcoming barriers to breastfeeding will save children’s lives

Superfood for Babies: how overcoming barriers to breastfeeding will save children’s lives | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
The prevalence of traditional practices as well as a severe shortage of health workers and examples of inappropriate marketing techniques by some baby milk substitute companies, have contributed to this.
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Dowload the study !

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The issue of breastfeeding in Hong Kong

The issue of breastfeeding in Hong Kong | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Breastfeeding may be the best start to your infant's life, but some mothers still feel awkward nursing in public, write Tara Jenkins and Karen Pittar
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UNICEF Report - Improving Child Nutrition

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10 good breastfeeding tips from our lactation experts

10 good breastfeeding tips from our lactation experts | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

http://www.annerley.com.hk/blog/10-good-breastfeeding-tips-from-our-lactation-experts/

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The debate about public breastfeeding

While we were waiting to sit, we saw a young woman breastfeeding her child in the corner of the room, and I remember thinking how precious the moment was. It wasn’t long before a man approached the woman and asked her to stop the “inappropriate and disgusting behavior.” I thought he was joking, considering she had a blanket covering her entire upper body while she was feeding the baby.

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Interesting point of view

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Global Demographics: Where Will the Babies Be Born?

Global Demographics: Where Will the Babies Be Born? | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
The number of babies born will not change globally, but one in three will be born in Sub-Saharan Africa
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= the importance of breastfeeding education in less developed countries, as the majority of babies will be raised there.

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Breastfeeding problems rarely lead to serious illness, study shows

Breastfeeding problems rarely lead to serious illness, study shows | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Breastfed babies admitted to hospital with dehydration or weight loss rarely suffered serious damage, researchers find
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The magic in the milk - The Nation

The magic in the milk - The Nation | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

The Nation Mothers share the benefits of breastfeeding at a BNH Hospital seminar. Dr Sutheera Uerpairojkit, a paediatrician and infant expert at BNH Hospital, is a mother of two who breastfed her younger son until he was nearly seven years old. Based on that and her dealings with patients, she recommends breastfeeding until children develop their permanent teeth.

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A good initiative which should widespread in Asia

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Miracle Milk, Best for Babes

Miracle Milk, Best for Babes | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

Because its packed with hundreds of immune-boosting, disease-fighting, growth-promoting, digestion-easing ingredients that cannot be reproduced in a lab.  Human milk is species specific to quote breastfeeding expert, Dr. Ruth Lawrence*, just as all milk from every mammal is uniquely designed for that species.  In short, it’s a mom-made wonder food, delivering human babies the best foundation for their health. 

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Breast is best

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Deliz Marrero's curator insight, March 8, 2013 9:39 PM

En este enlace verás toda la salud que se le provee a los niños a través de la lactancia materna.

 

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China's declining breastfeeding rates blamed on inappropriate marketing

China's declining breastfeeding rates blamed on inappropriate marketing | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

China's declining breastfeeding rates have been linked to data showing that 56.2% of the country's mothers received information about alternatives to breastfeeding during their pregnancy or while they were breastfeeding, reports the Chinese-language International Finance News.

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Numerous benefits of breastfeeding explored: more research critical

Numerous benefits of breastfeeding explored: more research critical | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

A RECENT commentary on emerging research has highlighted the critical role breastfeeding plays in providing early nutrition and preventing non-communicable diseases.

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“The major benefit is the infant’s increased protection from many short and long term diseases,” says A/Prof Geddes.

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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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Poor lactation a cause for concern, say doctors - The New Indian Express

Poor lactation a cause for concern, say doctors - The New Indian Express | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
The New Indian Express Poor lactation a cause for concern, say doctors The New Indian Express A newborn delivered through a C section should be put to his mother's breast within half an hour of birth to ensure that the mother has sufficient...
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Baby health crisis in Indonesia as formula companies push products

Baby health crisis in Indonesia as formula companies push products | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
With poor access to clean water, giving up breastfeeding is a serious health risk in this part of the world - but milk formula companies continue to sign up midwives
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"Fifi, who is 20, started feeding Riska formula, rather than breastfeeding her, when her daughter was two months old; she was on contraceptives, and thought it was interfering with her milk supply. The midwife agreed, and gave her a free sample of formula milk. Now she spends 400,000 rupiah (about £26) a month on formula, which is half of her husband's monthly salary."

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