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Is formula milk marketing undermining promotion of breastfeeding? The baby formula milk industry is worth an estimated $55 billion, and a new report launched by the World Health Organization shows how formula milk is marketed to mothers through digital means - undermining work on breastfeeding promotion. Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure... search all news

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Maternity care practices and breastfeeding intentions at one month among low-income women. BACKGROUND: Maternity care practices have been linked with higher chances of meeting abstract breastfeeding intentions, but this relationship has not been examined using national data on US low-income women enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children...

Enablers and inhibitors of exclusive breastfeeding: perspectives from mothers and health workers in Accra, Ghana. Background: Despite the health and economic benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, there is evidence of a decline globally and in Ghana. Previous studies addressing this problem are mostly quantitative with only a few of such studies using qualitative or mixed methods to examine the predictors,...

Prenatal perception of breastfeeding recommendations predicts early breastfeeding outcomes of participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Background: Prenatal psychosocial factors predict breastfeeding practices but are not assessed in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Objectives This study examined how prenatal perceptions of WIC's breastfeeding recommendations were associated with...

Breastfeeding advocacy: a look into the gap between breastfeeding support guidelines and personal breastfeeding experiences of faculty physicians. Objectives: Despite increased lactation support for mothers over the past few decades, physician mothers still face considerable challenges to achieving their breastfeeding goals. Disparities in breastfeeding exist between physician and nonphysician mothers in the United States. To formulate an...

Climate change and infant nutrition: estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from milk formula sold in selected Asia Pacific countries. Background: There is growing recognition that current food systems and policies are environmentally unsustainable. There is an identified need to integrate sustainability objectives into national food policy and dietary recommendations. Research Aims: To (1) describe exploratory estimates of...


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