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When a milk top-up is necessary (supplementing)

When a milk top-up is necessary (supplementing)

Many babies get “little top-ups” or supplements when they don’t need them. Milk supplementation is mostly associated with artificial milk, which can create problems for breastfeeding. Today we will talk about supplementing, when it is needed, if it is necessary and the best options of how to give them. What are “top-ups”, what is supplementing? These are variable amounts of milk, which are given to the baby once or several times a day after the usual breastfeeding sessions, to help…

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Abusive Marketing of Formula Milk

Abusive Marketing of Formula Milk

WHO and UNICEF launch a joint report that reveals more than half of parents and pregnant women are exposed to abusive practices by companies that manufacture breastmilk substitutes. The report called “How the marketing of formula milk influences our decisions on infant feeding” examines the impact of marketing by companies that manufacture breastmilk substitutes and how this affects the choices consumers make.  According to this report, global breastfeeding rates have increased very little over the past two decades, while sales…

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