Friday, May 21, 2004

Control on breast milk substitutes urged

China Daily
2004-05-21 06:32
"An allout war against fake powdered milk has been launched across China following the deaths of 12 babies from malnutrition in Fuyang, in East China's Anhui Province. Investigations have revealed the infants, aged between four and six months, died after being fed milk powder with little, if any, nutritional value. As a result of consuming these products, More than 100 other infants in Fuyang are suffering from 'big head disease,' so-called because their heads grew abnormally large, while their torsos, arms and legs were reduced to skin and bone...."
No nipples, please we're British
Breastfeeding film censored
May 21 2004
"IT lasts only five seconds, and the offending item is hardly shocking in a world where films now consist almost entirely of sex scenes. But a brief promotional film encouraging people to vote in the European elections has been censored in Britain to spare viewers from a glimpse of bare nipple.The advert begins screening in 2200 cinemas around the country next Friday, but the opening shot of a breast-feeding baby has been deemed too shocking for British eyes...."
Boston Medical Center awarded grant to support breastfeeding
Posted By: News-Medical in Miscellaneous News
Published: Wednesday, 19-May-2004
"The Breastfeeding Center at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Trustees of the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation to help support the Hospital Education of Lactation Practices (HELP) Lowell Program.

An innovative, education-based program, HELP Lowell aims to raise breastfeeding rates among new mothers, with a focus on women from minority and impoverished backgrounds. Lowell has the third lowest breastfeeding rate of any city in Massachusetts.