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Exclusive breastfeeding until children are six months old is recommended by the World Health Organisation for optimal growth of infants. Nureldien Abdallah/Reuters

Kenya is a breastfeeding success story but still has its challenges

In 12 years Kenya has managed to dramatically improve its exclusive breastfeeding rates from 13% to 61%. The success has not come without challenges, and some persist.
During the first few minutes after birth a baby can receive 80-100 millilitres of blood – nearly a third of their blood volume. Paul Hakimata Photography/Shutterstock

Delay clamping babies’ umbilical cords for better health and development

One of the most common surgical procedures undertaken in the world today – one that every human alive has undergone – is the clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord at birth.

Babies have advanced facial recognition

Babies respond to faces virtually the same way adults do, even though their visual systems are still developing. Researchers…

Infants learn from labels

Infants hear words that shape their development long before they are able to speak, according a US university researcher…

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