Breastfeeding in the news:
29th January 2016 saw the launch of the long awaited Lancet Breastfeeding Series of papers, with some international interest being sparked. Some of the funding for the work behind this suite of documents came from the Gates Foundation headed by Bill and Melinda Gates, which improved the profile of this work considerably.
From the Lancet website:
“With a substantial development of research and findings for breastfeeding over the past three decades, we are now able to expand on the health benefits for both women and children across the globe. The two papers in this Series will describe past and current global trends of breastfeeding, its short and long-term health consequences for the mother and child, the impact of investment in breastfeeding, and the determinants of breastfeeding and the effectiveness of promotion interventions.”
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