Many families in the US encountered empty shelves when they went in search of infant formula during COVID-19.
The history of breastfeeding reveals uncomfortable truths about women, work and money.
Finding role models can be a great way to increase confidence.
An infant nutrition expert explains the efforts to ensure there is enough baby formula for US consumption and the differences between domestic and imported produce.
An infant nutrition expert explains what is behind the current formula shortage and what can be done to support hard-pressed parents.
Kenya wants parents to be able to make more informed choices about feeding their babies.
I spoke to women about their experience of extended breastfeeding.
Using ‘cellular agriculture’, scientists want to produce genuine human breastmilk as an alternative to infant formula.
With the high cost of infant formula, food-insecure mothers who cannot breastfeed are struggling to feed their babies.
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.
Meghan Azad, University of Manitoba; Katie Hinde, Arizona State University; Lars Bode, University of California, San Diego; Luisa Zuccolo, University of Bristol; Merilee Brockway, University of Manitoba; Nathan C. Nickel, University of Manitoba, and Rafael Perez-Escamilla, Yale University
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.