South Africa needs to ensure regulations on formula foods for babies are enforced.
Provision of breastfeeding support and information within the community can lead to a significant increase in exclusive breastfeeding rates.
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.
Breastfeeding support programmes need to engage more with the challenges that mothers face.
The use of antiretroviral therapy among pregnant and breastfeeding women in Zambia has increased but adherence is a problem.