Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies in Louisiana: Lessons Learned from a Post-Hurricane Laura Response During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 Every year, we look forward to connecting with those in the field of maternal child health and human lactation, sharing our experiences and knowledge to better support families. But given the growing concerns around COVID-19 and new variants, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the long-awaited 27th Annual International Breastfeeding Conference in Deerfield Beach, …

Economist sees breastfeeding support as part of solution to national challenges

 It’s been three weeks since rain has fallen in much of Zambia. In what would normally be considered the rainy season, farmers should be planting their crops, but the national weather unit has advised holding off due to the severe dry spell. Musa Imakando-Mzumara is an Investment Management and Banking Professional in Zambia, and she …

National Preparedness Month: the U.S.’s deficit in Infant and Young Child Feeding preparedness during emergencies

 The editors of more than 200 health journals worldwide just released  ​​Call for Emergency Action to Limit Global Temperature Increases, Restore Biodiversity, and Protect Health ahead of The United Nations General Assembly this month. The authors urge critical action to curb global temperature increases in an effort to  “halt the destruction of nature, and protect …

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Code

The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, now 40 years old, is as relevant as ever.  Otherwise known as the Code, it was adopted by the 34th World Health Assembly (WHA) on May 21, 1981 in an effort to contribute to safe and adequate nutrition for infants by protecting breastfeeding and ensuring the proper …