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 …

Assessing the environmental impact of powdered baby formula sold in North America

My new favorite pastime is listening to this podcast about the climate crisis. Among the many things I appreciate about the show are the calls to action offered at the end of each episode. The hosts put together a digestible list of resources and doable actions that individuals can employ toward the broader goal of …