ZIMBABWE: Low breastfeeding rates threaten PMTCT efforts

Zimbabwe HNN Team

One of the lowest exclusive breastfeeding rates in the region could have a negative impact on the country’s prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) programme.

‘Baby-Friendly Hospitals’ Make Breastfeeding Easier

HNN Team

PAHO recommends 10 steps health facilities can take to create supportive environments

Breastfeeding key to saving children’s lives

HNN Team

During World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries, WHO reiterates its call on health facilities and health workers to implement ten steps to help mothers breastfeed successfully and improve their babies’ health and chances of survival.

Pakistan: Government to implement breastfeeding rules in true spirit

Pakistan HNN Team

The government is committed to implement the Breastfeeding (BF) Rules in true spirit which were notified last year to protect the health of newborn babies.

Laos: Sticky rice harms newborns, say specialists

Lao People’s Democratic Republic HNN Team

Feeding [sticky rice] to babies can not only result in gastro-intestinal disorders and immune deficiencies but also contribute to malnutrition.

Breastfeeding rates drop in Nigeria

Nigeria HNN Team

Save the Children UK advisor believes the reason for the drop is lack of sustained, continous campaign…

Stopping a silent tragedy: reducing neonatal deaths in the Philippines


 This article concerns the neonatal mortality rate in the Philippines and the practices, including Kangaroo Mother Care, being implemented to lower it. 

Q&A with Bolivia’s newborn health expert


This article is a brief interview with Bertha Pooley of Save the Children concerning newborn health in Bolivia.