The Lancet Breastfeeding Series is the first of its kind to evaluate global breastfeeding levels, trends and inequalities, in addition to the short- and long-term consequences for both mother and child, regardless of where they live or their income. The Series underscores the importance of policy interventions to increase and sustain breastfeeding levels. This interactive launch event will highlight key findings as well as present success stories and opportunities to eliminate barriers to breastfeeding in high- and low-income countries.
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isiZulu TV PSA encouraging husbands & partners to support the mother of their children in breastfeeding. It was produced by Mixed Media for HMBASA and PATH for the MBFI+ Project. Special thanks to the Fredlund Family for their appearance. Yes, it really is Ben talking. He grew up in rural Zululand.
Credits: Director – Patrick Kenny; Concept & Script Patrick & Shannon Kenny; isiZulu Script – Benjamin Fredlund; Director Cameraman & Editor – Ryan Carpenter; Sound – Dave Carpenter; Music – Arranged & Performed by Alan Judd; Original Song “Beautiful Boy” by Shannon Kenny.
Khanyi Nzama estimates that, for an hour a day last year, she was breastfeeding 26 babies. Every day, she expressed 260mls of breast milk into a bottle and delivered it to the local Human Milk Bank.
HMBASA, PATH and DoH have been in the spotlight once more. Anna Coutsoudis heads the team that has received a U.S. $370000 GlaxoSmithkline and Save The Children Healthcare Innovation Award.
The award will serve to continue the work of establishing Human Milk Banks while conducting a communication and awareness campaign to re-instill a culture of breastfeeding among South Africans.