Kenya is a Breastfeeding Success Story But Still Has Its Challenges

By Elizabeth Kimani-Murage, Brown University Breastfeeding has both short-term and long-term nutritional benefits for children. Nutrition is central to sustainable development. Good nutrition in the first 1000 days of a child’s life is critical for child growth, well being and survival, and future productivity. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for children until they are six…

7 Moms Give Their Best Breastfeeding Advice #WBW2015

This week Social Good Moms’ members share their best breastfeeding advice. See previous advice and stories from our World Breastfeeding Week series. Be kind to yourself, it’s not always perfectly easy! Don’t be afraid to ask for help and guidance. – Lisa, @aboutproximity I didn’t think I could breastfeed, but a little music to help baby and I…

Why Breastfeeding Matters to Babies and Mothers

This post was originally published today on the World Vision USA’s blog. When I visit low- and middle-income countries like Ethiopia, Zambia, the Philippines, and Tanzania, I am always heartened by the number of mothers I see breastfeeding their babies. Breastfeeding for so many of these mothers is the best and most affordable way for…

Moms’ Best Breastfeeding Advice for World Breastfeeding Week #WBW2015

This week Social Good Moms’ members will share their best breastfeeding advice. Today’s advice is from Alicia Vanatta. Follow her at @blogger4fun2011. Don’t give up just because people may not want you to breastfeed. I formula fed my first 2 children, and am 11 weeks in nursing my son. It’s a tough first month but…