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Pakistan's legislation on infant formula milk manufactures

Pakistan's legislation on infant formula milk manufactures | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
The year 2013 brings fresh hopes for the children of Pakistan’s Sindh province as Members of the Provincial Assembly have passed into law the “Sindh Protection of Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Bill 2013”.
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UNICEF East Asia and Pacific: Mothers learn importance of breastfeeding

UNICEF East Asia and Pacific: Mothers learn importance of breastfeeding | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Nguyen Anh Dao breastfeeds her four-month-old daughter, Minh Anh. Although she is only four months old, she can already stand up in her mother’s lap.
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Dao is one of many mothers who have been encouraged to exclusively breastfeed their babies by the local commune, in a programme supported by UNICEF. She is fortunate to have a supportive environment. Some new mothers face resistance from grandparents, who prefer traditional methods such as mixing water with sugar and rice powder. 

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Battle between bottle and breast

Battle between bottle and breast | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

A leading academic claims there is not enough evidence to show a mother's milk is best for her baby.

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Joan B. Wolf, professor of gender studies at Texas A&M University, contends that breastfeeding has been oversold because of three factors.

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More US mothers breastfeeding, CDC says

More US mothers breastfeeding, CDC says | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
More U.S. mothers are breastfeeding their infants, but very few continue to do so for the recommended 12 months, a new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says
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Between 2000 and 2008, the percentage of new mothers who said they breastfed their infants for any amount of time increased from 70.3 percent to 74.6 percent; the percentage who said they breastfed for six months rose from 34.5 percent to 44.4 percent; and the percentage who said they breastfed for one year climbed from 16 percent to 23.4 percent.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/02/07/more-us-mothers-breastfeeding-cdc-says/#ixzz2KIE1Yp9F

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Dangerous Mistake: Watering-Down Baby Formula

Dangerous Mistake: Watering-Down Baby Formula | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

JACKSONVILLE, FLA - A new study from Clinical Pediatrics says 1-in-8 low-income parents are watering-down baby formula to make it last longer or reducing feedings, even with help from government food programs like WIC.

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Breastfeeding is one of the solutions...

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Breastfeeding best way to reduce infant mortality | Pakistan News

Karachi - Breast milk is best for babies as it is the cheapest and most effective strategy to reduce infant mortality rate, while bottle feeding is amongst the major cause of malnutrition among babies and children who get bottle feeding have greater chances of suffering from diarrhea.

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Breastfeeding debate continues to stir emotions

Breastfeeding debate continues to stir emotions | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
TOOWOOMBA mum Juliana Cosgrove believes media personality David Koch could have chosen his words better about comments he made about public breastfeeding.
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Doing what's best for baby - not milk formula companies

Doing what's best for baby - not milk formula companies | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

Milk formula companies are unhappy about a new code that will restrict their marketing ploys, which critics say discourage breastfeeding.

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No bottling out over milk ads - The Standard

No bottling out over milk ads - The Standard | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

The government is determined to stamp out misleading advertisements for infant milk powder but will first see if a voluntary code of practice is effective, a senior official said yesterday.

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À la découverte des cellules du lait maternel | Agence Science-Presse

À la découverte des cellules du lait maternel | Agence Science-Presse | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

À la naissance d’un enfant, le système immunitaire de celui-ci est encore très incomplet. Cela le rend donc particulièrement vulnérable aux microorganismes de l’environnement. Pour cette raison, le lait humain n’est pas qu’une source de nutrition. C’est aussi un vaccin naturel en ce sens qu’il contient tout ce qu’il faut pour protéger le bébé des attaques extérieures.

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Study reveals some surprising breastfeeding obstacles

Study reveals some surprising breastfeeding obstacles | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Looking back at parenting’s hottest topics of 2012, breastfeeding would have to rank near the top of the list.
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WHO | World Breastfeeding Week

WHO | World Breastfeeding Week | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
World Breastfeeding Week, 1–7 August: World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
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Be prepared for this week !

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Don’t adulterate breast milk, young moms told

Don’t adulterate breast milk, young moms told | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

Health professionals warned new moms against the common mistake of adding sugar, salt, honey, or any other additives to infant formula. The experts said parents of newborns often blindly follow unhealthy traditional practices, and may be unaware of the dangers of adding certain ingredients to infant formulas. They recommended avoiding giving children under the age of 12 months honey, cow’s milk and egg whites.

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Infant-formula giants accused of risking lives

Infant-formula giants accused of risking lives | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Breast might be best but 30 years of product boycotts and regulation has failed to stop big companies promoting infant formula in ways that put babies and small children at risk in developing countries, new research shows.
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A report by Save the Children 95 babies could be saved every hour, or 830,000 a year, if new mothers across the world breastfed immediately after giving birth.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/world/infantformula-giants-accused-of-risking-lives-20130217-2el70.html#ixzz2LEailOgx

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The Breastfeeding Pill, lives at risk

The Breastfeeding Pill, lives at risk | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

It's one of the most natural things you can do with your new born, breastfeed. And try as they might, some mom just can't produce enough milk for their baby. So some nursing moms are reaching into the medicine cabinet for drugs to help them produce more milk. But doctors say the pills many of them are reaching for puts their lives at risk.

Read More at: http://www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_special-report-breastfeeding-pill-22213.shtml

LISA Infant Milk & Nutrition's insight:

If you have troubles breastfeeding, take an appointment with a lactaction advisor, there is no miracle pill!

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Breast milk reduces risk of sepsis in low-birth-weight infants

Breast milk reduces risk of sepsis in low-birth-weight infants | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

Feeding human breast milk to very-low-birth-weight infants greatly reduces risk for sepsis and significantly lowers associated neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) costs, according to a study by Rush University Medical Center researchers.

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Health officials fail to emphasise importance of breastfeeding - South China Morning Post

Health officials fail to emphasise importance of breastfeeding - South China Morning Post | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

Health officials fail to emphasise importance of breastfeeding - Breastfed babies and their mothers continue to enjoy significant benefits from breastfeeding for two years and beyond, but for babies already on formula, there...

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Breastfeeding: The foundation for healthy weight

New Rochelle, NY - As the US marks Health Weight Week, it’s worth remembering that healthy weight begins in infancy and is facilitated by breastfeeding.

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Zambia: Breast Milk Essential for Infants

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"In developing countries with poor sanitation, over-diluted formulas or those prepared with contaminated water could cause malnutrition and infection, resulting in diarrhea, dehydration, and even death."

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Sharjah to introduce breastfeeding education in schools

Sharjah to introduce breastfeeding education in schools | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

Sharjah Education Council (SEC) and Sharjah Baby Friendly Emirate Campaign (SBFEC) merged forces at a high-level meeting to finalize plans for making breastfeeding a part of the education curriculum at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

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Baby Formula Ads Disguised as Education Can Be Deadly

Baby Formula Ads Disguised as Education Can Be Deadly | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Baby formula is a big killer in less developed countries, but even where access to health care is good, not breastfeeding increases illness. Yet companies are still allowed to use advertising to convince parents to use their products.
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Breastfeeding May Cut Mothers’ Risk of Ovarian Cancer by up to 91 Percent

Breastfeeding May Cut Mothers’ Risk of Ovarian Cancer by up to 91 Percent | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
The slogan "breast is best" is intended to highlight the various health benefits that babies receive from breastfeeding. However, a new study highlights that breastfeeding can have health benefits for moms as well.
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Extended Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding Benefits Beyond A Year

Extended Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding Benefits Beyond A Year | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
Why delay weaning? There are a number of benefits from extended breastfeeding beyond six months and beyond one year for both mom and baby.
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http://www.breastfeeding-magazine.com/extended-breastfeeding-benefits.html

 

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Deliz Marrero's curator insight, March 8, 2013 9:46 PM

Cuando el bebé cumple su año, muchas veces es destetado.  En este artículo verás las ventajas de la lactancia extendida.

 

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Hospitals push breast-feeding in hopes of getting 'baby-friendly' label

Hospitals push breast-feeding in hopes of getting 'baby-friendly' label | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it

Stroger is among 33 hospitals in Illinois, including 15 maternity centers in Chicago, that are promoting breast-feeding like never before, a key component for earning the"baby-friendly" designation offered by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Three hospitals in Illinois have already gotten the title.

 

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative was launched in 1991, but more hospitals have applied for the title in recent years, said Trish MacEnroe, executive director of Baby-Friendly USA, the nonprofit that administers the program.

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Sleeping with the enemy- PAHO of The World Health Organization accepts funding from Nestlé | The Leaky B@@b

Sleeping with the enemy- PAHO of The World Health Organization accepts funding from Nestlé | The Leaky B@@b | Breastfeeding Promotion & Scandals | Scoop.it
How can the Pan American Health Offices of the World Health Organization accept funding from Nestlé when the company is a known violator for the orgs own Code?
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