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September 25, 2012
The number of children dying before the age of five has fallen significantly over the past 20 years, the UN children's agency Unicef has said.
September 11, 2012
Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and nutritious complementary feeding must be ensured to rehabilitate around half of Bangladesh's under-five children who are malnourished, said doctors and public health experts.
September 6, 2012
When a great invention comes along, it often becomes part of our lives so fast that we barely even notice it. We take it for granted. Who remembers life before television, the Internet or GPS?
August 27, 2012
Malnutrition during pregnancy and in early life holds back a country's development of human capital, an analysis of different studies suggests, and the damage is 'permanent'.
August 16, 2012
Meaningful action on malnutrition, kick-started here in London, could provide an Olympic prize that's worth its weight in gold
August 8, 2012
There has been an increase in the level of exclusive breastfeeding among children under six months in the country, from 43 percent in 2007 to 64 percent in 2011, according to a recent study report.
August 8, 2012
Bangladesh is going to have a tougher law to tackle 'aggressive marketing' of baby food companies that overwhelm the proper feeding practices of under-2 children.
August 3, 2012
Truong Quoc Hung helped develop legislation to extend maternity leave in Viet Nam from four to six months, and to expand Advertisement Law restrictions on the marketing of breastmilk substitutes up to 24 months.
August 1, 2012
On June 18, Vietnam’s National Assembly voted to extend paid maternity leave from four to six months.
July 27, 2012
Experts have warned against misconceptions propagated by baby-formula ads that would have consumers believe that substitutes are healthier than breastmilk.