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Bangladesh halts breast milk scheme after Islamist backlash

Dec 30, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Religious leaders say that the plan to feed up to 500 orphans and infants of working mothers could lead to breaches of Sharia law

NEWBORN. This photograph taken on July 23, 2019, shows a mother helping to weigh her newborn baby who is suffering various physical problems including severe respiratory disease at a field hospital in a Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia in southern Bangladesh. The country has one of the world's highest rates of child malnutrition and stunted growth. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Quezon City breast milk bank saves 165 infants

Sep 03, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The city government of Quezon City helps 165 premature and undernourished infants through its Quezon City Human Milk Bank QCHMB

FOR DELIVERY. The Quezon City government now uses motorcycles to pick up and deliver breastmilk to the Quezon City Human Milk Bank (QCHMB)

Tools for the breastfeeding pro

Nov 17, 2015 - 7:56 PM

You’re a breastfeeding noob now but you’ll soon be a pro Here are some helpful tools

What they don't tell you about breastfeeding

Oct 26, 2015 - 10:16 AM

It’s not as easy as it looks so here are some things that mothers need to know

Ines Fernandez: A mother for others

Jan 29, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Nanay Ines is a shining example of women who are empowering mothers in rural areas to take better care of their health and wellbeing through proper nutrition and education

8 ways breastfeeding can help PH achieve dev't

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:28 PM

There are 8 Millienium Development Goals that the country can achieve with the help of mothers who breastfeed their children exclusively in the first 6 months

Putting an end to 'toasted coffee' over breastmilk

Aug 25, 2014 - 2:32 PM

If breastfeeding policies would be strictly enforced we would probably not hear any more heartbreaking stories of poor mothers feeding their babies coffee and babies dying of malnutrition

KNOWLEDGE. Mothers must be provided with enough knowledge and support that can enable to properly breastfeed. To do this, the government must implement its existing policies better. Image from Shutterstock

Who is on top of PH nutrition?

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:37 PM

Have you ever heard of the National Nutrition Council?

NUTRITION. Who is mainly in charge of the country's nutrition issues? Photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/

Inside Fabella Hospital's milk bank

Jun 21, 2014 - 9:35 PM

Fabella is renowned as a maternity hospital and a hospital for newborns Unknown to many it is also one of the few existing Human Milk Banks in the Philippines

BABY FACTORY. Sometimes dubbed as a "Baby Factory," Dr. Jose Fabella Hospital Milk Bank boast its large supply of milk.

Got milk? Makati says yes

May 30, 2014 - 3:14 PM

The city of Makati is the country s first LGU to operate its own milk bank providing donated breast milk to vulnerable infants

MILK BANK. The city of Makati is the first local government unit (LGU) in the country to operate its own milk bank which helps save the lives of many infants. Photo from the Makati Human Milk Bank

Breast milk, indigenous food: A mother’s recipe for healthy children

May 11, 2014 - 1:45 PM

The long term solution to the nutrition deficiency problem in the Philippines is to promote breastfeeding across the country

Moms donate breast milk to PGH Lactation Unit

Mar 16, 2014 - 2:16 PM

We want to raise breast feeding awareness and empower communities to support their mothers in their breastfeeding practices

Mother's milk made to order for boys or girls

Feb 15, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Studies show baby boys often get milk that is richer in fat or protein and thus energy while baby girls often get more milk

DIFFERENT MILKS? Studies in humans, monkeys and other mammals have found a variety of differences in both the content and the quantity of milk produced for boys and girls

Mass breastfeeding record attempt in Philippines

Oct 24, 2013 - 5:34 PM

About 21 000 mothers nationwide simultaneously breastfeeds October 24 in a bid to break the country s own Guinness record

BREASTFEEDING.  Mothers and their children at nationwide simultaneous breastfeeding event in Marikina city on October 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Smart starts: Your child's first 1,000 days

Aug 17, 2013 - 5:30 PM

Regarding the most crucial period in developing a child s brain and immune system

RAISING SMARTER KIDS. Cultivating your child's brain starts in the womb

Breasts for rent — for breastfeeding

Aug 07, 2013 - 3:28 PM

A nurse rents her breasts for 100 euros a day for babies of gay men

AN UNUSUAL OFFER. Despite a health law against selling breast milk, an unnamed nurse rents her breasts to breastfeed babies of gay men

Breastfeeding in time of crisis

May 04, 2013 - 4:19 PM

During a disaster breastfeeding not only ensures that babies get proper nourishment but also makes them resistant to illness