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Express delivery: mothers rally to donate vital breastmilk

Apr 27, 2020 - 12:15 PM

Hong Kong mothers support a coronavirus patient's children with a pledge of breastmilk

BREASTMILK. In this picture taken on April 1, 2020, French mother Aude Senelar pours freshly expressed milk into a storage bag in Hong Kong after an emergency callout by the founder of social media support group Hong Kong Breastfeeding for breast milk donations for the youngest daughter of a then-hospitalized COVID-19 patient. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

How much can you save when you breastfeed?

Sep 12, 2015 - 6:31 PM

Breastfeeding saves us money directly With wisdom and prudence it also indirectly buys us a better quality of life

epa04646658 Filipino mothers breastfeed their newly born babies during the 'First Embrace' campaign for Early Essential Newborn Care of the World Health Organization (WHO) inside Fabella government maternity hospital in Manila, Philippines, 04 March 2015. The 'First Embrace' is the immediately sustained skin-to-skin contact of baby to mother after giving birth. The 'First Embrace' act of affection that transfers life-saving warmth, placental blood and protective bacteria from mother to newborn. The act also added benefit of promoting a natural bond between mother and child that improves the condition of all babies including those born premature, sick or by Caesarean section. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

INFOGRAPHIC: How breastfeeding at work should be

Sep 01, 2014 - 11:37 PM

Breastfeeding offers many benefits for both baby and mother but there might not be enough awareness or support given to lactating mothers

Don't judge working moms who can't breastfeed

Aug 20, 2014 - 12:06 AM

Rather than judging moms who use formula milk advocates and government agencies charged with promoting breastfeeding should see to it that working moms get enough support

The real cost of infant milk formula

Aug 18, 2014 - 7:48 PM

Familes with infants spend more money on milk formulas – as much as 70 among poor families – than other household necessities

What's keeping the Philippines from exclusive breastfeeding?

Aug 14, 2014 - 5:43 PM

The Philippines is one of the top nations with the least number of exclusively breastfed children despite its full implementation of the Milk Code

Pinoy moms celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Aug 06, 2014 - 1:57 PM

Iloilo mothers come together to celebrate international breastfeeding awareness month

BREASTFEEDING. The Philippines and the world welcome celebrate August as the International Breastfeeding Awareness Month. All photos by Adrienne Villaruel/

On nutrition and disasters

Jul 29, 2014 - 2:56 PM

The problem is that we don’t maximize our past experiences with disasters

NUTRITION. How do disasters affect the nutritional status of Filipino families? File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Who's violating the Milk Code?

May 10, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Some breastfeeding advocates say it is the milk industry that blocks the success and essence of the Philippine Milk Code

MILK INDUSTRY. Some breastfeeding advocates say that it is the milk industry that blocks the success and essence of the Philippine Milk Code. File photo from AFP

Breastfeeding ‘critical’ to baby’s survival in calamity areas

Nov 22, 2013 - 6:40 PM

Save the Children says breastmilk is the most powerful defense against disease illness and death in times of disaster

MOTHER'S MILK. May-Joy and her two week old daughter Ariana in their home which was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan but has since been repaired, Panay Island, Philippines. Photo by Evan Schuurman/Save the Children

Make breastfeeding work for you

Jul 17, 2013 - 8:54 PM

Successful breastfeeding is a continuous effort

BEST FOR BABY. Almost all moms hope to breastfeed their child, but it does not always come easy

There’s a father in here somewhere

Jun 16, 2013 - 1:27 PM

Parents aren’t born fully formed and with super powers Most of the time we’re grasping in the dark

THIS FATHER CARES. How important is breastfeeding to a dad? Marc Fong tells us.