Breastfeeding Barriers and Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean | Lactancia Materna Barreras y Oportunidades en América Latina y el Caribe

Written by Andrea García Charnichart, Emergency Nutrition Advisor at Save the Children Latin America and the Caribbean Breastfeeding: Barriers and Opportunities Breastfeeding saves lives. Not only because it provides protection and nutrition to newborns, but also because it guarantees food security through access to the quantity, quality, availability, and use...

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The Magic of Exclusive Breastfeeding for a Child’s Growth and Development

Aziza Ramadhani Kitwiku, 29, has a primary school education and is a housewife and mother of three children in Tanzania. Below, she shares the different experiences of delivering and caring for her first two children compared to her third child, who is now seven-months-old and was conceived after she joined...

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In Kashmir, Pregnant Women Were Denied Care over COVID-19 Fears

This article was originally published by Global Health NOW. By: Aliya Bashir ANANTNAG, KASHMIR—Ruqiya Javed received treatment at a private clinic throughout her pregnancy—but when she went into labor, her private doctor refused to see her, because she came from a red COVID-19 containment zone in the Kharpora Larnoo village in South Kashmir. The family banged...

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In Kashmir, Coronavirus Pushed Already-Broken Maternal Health over the Brink

This article was originally published by Global Health NOW. By: Aliya Bashir ANANTNAG, KASHMIR—Zahoor Ahmed Bhat climbed a broken staircase to the dark attic of his house in NowporaSalia, a lonesome hamlet in south Kashmir. Rummaging through pieces of wood and hay, he pulled down an aluminum stretcher and a blue blanket where his wife, Shakeela...

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