New technologies claiming to copy human milk reuse old marketing tactics to sell baby formula and undermine breastfeeding

New products that claim to replicate mother’s milk have entered the lucrative market for infant formula. To an anthropologist and public health scholar who studies breastfeeding, these claims appear to be built on old patterns of misleading scientific statements – and reveal the power of marketing to exploit gaps created by inadequate societal support for […]

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What’s causing the US baby formula shortage – and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again

A baby formula shortage has added to the woes of American parents already confronted with the pressures of raising an infant during a pandemic in a country ranked low for family-friendly policies. Media reports have highlighted the plight of mothers, fathers and caregivers across the U.S. who have scrambled to find scarce supplies, or driven […]

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The US is importing baby formula to help end supply shortage – what parents need to know

Industry and federal efforts to alleviate a baby formula shortage in the U.S. are ramping up, with the import of foreign brands supplementing increased domestic production. It follows a crisis in which mothers, fathers and caregivers across the U.S. have had to scramble to find scarce supplies or drive long distances to buy formula. But […]

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No screens before age two

Things are busy on a rainy Saturday afternoon when I make a trip to the mall to finalize some back-to-school shopping. I pass by a lot of people, including several parents with young children under two years old, in strollers, and am struck by the fact that all of the children have a tablet or […]

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Reclaiming Your Fitness, Post Baby

Article at a Glance Knowing when it’s okay to workout post-birth depends on your unique circumstances. Get back to exercising in a safe and healthy way by using strengthening techniques. Various exercises can be done with or without your baby. Giving birth is one of the most rewarding and challenging moments of your life, but […]

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