August 2015 saw the release of the study “Breastfeeding as an Exposure Pathway for Perfluorinated Alkylates” 1 and reports on the finding such as “Breastfeeding exposes babies to water- and stain-proofing chemicals” . These gave rise to sensationalist articles with headlines such as “Breastfeeding can expose babies to toxic chemicals: study links it to cancer, low immunity” and questions such as “How toxic is your breastmilk?” IBFAN therefore sent a letter to the authors of the study and reports, to Dr Philippe Grandjean and to Dr. Brian Bienkowski
Every years, hundreds of thousands of women and children die due to health and nutrition-related issues. In achieving the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, this tragedy has to be addressed – fast! Mass mediums such as mobile phones are incredibly effective in not just conveying information, but also to instigate change. Ironically, mobile phones are commonplace and seen as necessities even in rural areas.
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Health advocates from across Europe have decried new rules on baby formulas and foods that are being forced through by the European Commission with no time for proper consultation and expert reflection. The EU Commission claims that its proposals are a step forward but has taken little account of developments in the global market in the last 10 years where a whole range of new formulas are being aggressively marketed to parents.
he conference and workshops are organized by the Nordic and Quebec Neo-BFHI Working Group to support, promote and protect breastfeeding of preterm, low birth weight and sick infants requiring neonatal intensive/special care around the world. The Conference Purpose? To prepare the participants for implementation of the program and to discuss barriers, and activities to overcome ...