U.S. Government Blog Posts Discuss Findings From New Lancet Series On Breastfeeding

The following blog posts discuss findings from a new series of papers on breastfeeding published by The Lancet.

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Healthy Beginnings: New Evidence Cites Breastfeeding’s Health Benefits for Moms, Babies, and Economies
Elizabeth Fox, director of the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, discusses the benefits of breastfeeding and describes USAID’s efforts to promote the behavior (1/29).

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: Breastfeeding: An Investment We Can’t Afford To Miss
Katie Taylor, deputy child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID and the deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Global Health, discusses the global health impact of breastfeeding. She notes, “The new series from The Lancet provides invaluable evidence that contributes to our efforts to change social norms and mobilize communities around healthy behaviors such as breastfeeding. These efforts have the potential to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and newborns, and ultimately, to end a generational epidemic of preventable child and maternal deaths” (1/29).