Breastfeeding support programmes need to engage more with the challenges that mothers face.
New research finds that while some women thrived during lockdown, others found breastfeeding to be difficult and overwhelming.
Women want to start breastfeeding again for a range of reasons, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what's involved.
There are two things Indonesian policymakers can do to encourage fathers to get involved in the success of exclusive breastfeeding.
WHO has said that countries must act to stop donations of infant formula in emergencies.
The WHO recommends women should be encouraged to breastfeed straight after birth, for both the mothers's and baby’s health, including increasing baby’s immunity.
Breastfeeding is important for infant and maternal health. But without national data non breastfeeding rates, we have no idea whether things are improving or getting worse.
Doctors hear many of the same basic questions about sex from their patients.
There is no evidence that the coronavirus is transmitted through breast milk, and breastfeeding is encouraged during COVID-19. However, the support available to new mothers has changed dramatically.
Researchers investigated 212 commercially available infant formula milk products on sale in 11 countries.
It's important for babies to be in control of the pace and amount they eat.
Can existing laws help if something goes wrong?
If you're expressing breast milk for your baby, it's important to understand how to store it safely – particularly when we're experiencing warmer weather.
Researchers used advanced chemical analyses to study breastfeeding in some of the world's first farming communities.
Most UK workplaces aren't set up for women to breastfeed, so is it any wonder rates are so low.
Proper support for breastfeeding is an environmental imperative.
In an act of 'mummy-shaming' to rival anything today’s internet has to offer, Queen Victoria is thought to have named a cow in the royal dairy after her daughter, who had decided to breastfeed.
Milk and cookies might be a famous combination, but there's little evidence so-called lactation biscuits can promote milk flow in breastfeeding mothers.
So many other countries see the value in breastfeeding support but the UK is lagging behind.
Breast milk contains ingredients in concentrations that change over the course of the day. Researchers think milk is chrononutrition, carrying molecular messages to help set a baby's internal clock.