A number of factors – from initial difficulties to common misconceptions – mean that many women abandon breastfeeding in frustration. But a new study shows success with a new kind of support.
South Africa needs to ensure regulations on formula foods for babies are enforced.
Nutrition for kids is key to achieving economic development.
Exclusion from clinical trials, lack of data and inconsistent information made it difficult for pregnant and breastfeeding people to make decisions about COVID-19 vaccines early in the rollout.
Around the globe, 823,000 child deaths could be prevented annually with appropriate breastfeeding. Formula makers continue to defy a 40-year-old international code on marketing their product.
Designed to encourage an equal distribution of childcare duties, the government’s policy was flawed to begin with
Until now, researchers haven’t quite known why the immune systems of breastfed babies are better equipped.
The Pfizer vaccine rolls out to high-risk people in Australia from next week. And many of these front-line workers will be women. Here’s what we know so far.
Researchers don’t fully understand the composition of breast milk and its benefits. Beyond nutrition, it contains enzymes, hormones and the mother’s antibodies — including antibodies for COVID-19.
Industry marketing can shape beliefs about formula feeding.
There are effective ways to help reduce babies’ pain during blood draws and injections, but they are used in less than 50 per cent of newborns. Here’s how to ease your infant’s pain.
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.