Study shows clear link between extended breastfeeding & higher IQ scores
Babies fed exclusively on breast milk for at least the first 6 months also have the best chance of thriving through childhood and adolescence
15 million newborns in India are not breastfed in the first hour
This is happening when 80 per cent of deliveries are taking place in health facilities, says a report
Lessons from Kenya on how to boost breastfeeding rates
The country increased its number of breastfed babies to 61% in 2014 from 13% in 2003
Well begun is half done
Why is breastfeeding in the first hour after birth so important?
Laws to protect breastfeeding inadequate in most countries: new report
The report has been prepared by WHO, UNICEF and International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN)
'World needs to invest US $15.5 billion a year on breastfeeding'
World Bank estimate for investment on breastfeeding is less than 20 per cent of what is required, according to international non-profit, IBFAN
Early breastfeeding practices in India: Missing link with institutional deliveries
India has increased institutional delivery rates to reduce maternal mortality, neonatal mortality
WHO urges countries to adopt First Embrace to save millions of newborns
Within 4 years, the Early Essential Newborn Care has benefitted 4 million newborns annually
Milking the African market
Early breastfeeding practices in India: Backwardness cuts through social spectrum
Children born in Goa (75.4 per cent) had the highest rate of early breastfeeding in the country, followed by Sikkim (69.7 per cent) and Odisha (68.…
Breastfeeding in times of COVID-19: Will newborns miss out on vital nutrition
Reduction in prevalence of breastfeeding could occur due to limitations in provision and use of health services amid COVID-19 pandemic
'We need to promote the culture of donating breast milk'
Armida Fernandez, founder trustee of Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action, started the first human milk bank in India in 1989 in …
Breastfeeding week kicks off amid concerns over unlawful tactics by baby food companies
Health activists call for effective implementation of regulations that ban promotion of baby foods and feeding bottles for infants
Production and sale of baby food to be monitored
Non-profits and two autonomous state agencies authorised to lodge complaints regarding violations. Will that be enough to bring violators to book?
Ex-Unicef head joins Nestle
Nutrition campaign groups worried, say Unicef supports breastfeeding while Nestle undermines it
Plastic makes little girls cranky
Research links bisphenol A, used in plastic bottles, with behavioural disorders in three-year-old girls
Lalitpur’s baby formula
Programme to promote breastfeeding improves health of children under two