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  • Predictors and barriers to breastfeeding in north of Jordan: could we do better?
    by International Breastfeeding Journal on December 7, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Despite the ongoing recommendations for breastfeeding, we continue to see a decrease in exclusive breastfeeding among Jordanian women during infant follow up visits at the pediatric outpatient clinic. The purp... (Source: International Breastfeeding Journal) […]

  • Babies that feed themselves have no increased risk of choking, study suggests
    on December 7, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    New research suggests that letting babies feed themselves solid foods from as young as six months does not increase the risk of them choking compared to spoon-feeding them. […]

  • Probiotic gets a boost from breast milk
    on December 6, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Supplementation with probiotics can improve a person's gut health, but the benefits are often fleeting, and colonization by the probiotic's good microbes usually doesn't last. Breast milk may help sustain those colonies in the long run, say researchers. […]

  • Infant feeding pattern in the first six months of age in USA: a follow-up study
    by International Breastfeeding Journal on December 1, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Infant feeding may consist of direct breastfeeding (DBF), pumping and bottle feeding (P&F), formula feeding (FF), solid food feeding (SFF), and any combination. An accurate evaluation of infant feeding require... (Source: International Breastfeeding Journal) […]

  • Use carrot and stick to tackle obesity crisis | Letters
    by Letters on November 17, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    We need subsidies on fruit and vegetables as well as a sugar tax, says Henry Leese; the government’s obesity strategy should not have omitted breastfeeding, says J Peter GreavesThe UK is the “most obese nation in western Europe” (Report, 11 November), and there is widespread agreement that a range of measures is required to address this problem. One such measure, the government’s proposed sugar tax on soft drinks, should therefore be commended, especially since it introduces the concept of using price policies to promote healthier eating. However, the policy is likely to be more effective if the stick of the sugar tax is balanced by a carrot of subsidies on fruit and vegetables, increased consumption of which protects against numerous disorders – notably heart disease, stroke and bowel cancer – and is likely to limit the rise in obesity. As the WHO pointed out in its 2015 report Using Price Policies to Promote Healthier Diets, “Taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and targeted subsidies on fruit and vegetables emerge as the policy options with the greatest potential to induce positive changes in [food] consumption”. However, as the WHO says, extra government intervention will likely be required to bring the price of fruit and veg down to a level everyone can afford and provide the maximum benefit to all. This will require more research on price policy strategies of how to spend the tax on sugar-containing drinks – something which was not the remit of the government’s adviser, Public Health England.Henry LeeseWindermere, Cumbria• Your report says correctly that the government’s childhood obesity strategy was heavily criticised “for its reliance on voluntary action by the food and drink industry and lack of restrictions on the marketing and advertising of junk food”. It was also criticised for making no reference to breastfeeding, or to the current inadequate restrictions on marketing and advertising of breastmilk substitutes that contravene the WHO code. Obesity begins in infancy, and it is no accident that the breastfeeding rate in Britain is among the lowest in Europe.J Peter GreavesLondon Continue reading... […]

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