• Top of the Morning: Mexico Bans Formula Milk Giveaways in Hospitals

    Formula milk in Mexico will still be available to purchase in shops
  • 1. Mexico bans formula milk giveaways in hospitals

    Baby drinking milk from a bottle

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    In an effort to boost breastfeeding the country’s low breastfeeding rate, the Mexican government has banned baby formula milk giveaways at hospitals and clinics. Milk formula, however, will still be available to purchase in shops and could be supplied at a doctor’s request or for research purposes. Mexico’s federal health agency argues that giving away free samples at hospitals is a commercial practice that may discourage breastfeeding. Only one in seven mothers in Mexico breastfeed exclusively during the baby’s first six months. (bbc.com)



    2. TV broadcaster mom breastfeeds on air, receives praise

    Dil Wickremasinghe

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    Ireland’s Dil Wickremasinghe decided to use her job as a TV broadcaster to stress that message on normalizing breastfeeding. She took her 11-week-old son Phoenix, who at a glance looked like taking a nap, on air to discuss breastfeeding and attachment parenting—with Phoenix actually “feeding quite happily” all throughout the time. After pointing out that fact, she said: “I think mothers should be free to choose how, where, and when to feed their babies without judgment or condemnation. If I didn’t point it out, there is no way anyone would have known little Phoenix was having his lunch live on air.” (popsugar.com)


    3. Keira Knightley reveals daughter name
    Call her Eddie—that’s that name of “The Imitation Game” actress Keira Knightley’s three-month-old daughter. Keira opened up to Elle magazine for its 30th anniversary issue. On her wonderful bond with her baby girl, the Oscar-nominated actress said, “The love is astonishing. It’s very primal, primal love. That’s quite extraordinary.” She also revealed that giving birth gave her a boost of confidence, finding out that her body is capable of pregnancy and labor and then feeding. (people.com)


    4. Don’t be so quick to freeze your eggs
    A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, in vitro fertilization (IVF) with frozen eggs has a significantly lower live birth rate than fresh eggs. Researchers suggest that the lower live birth rate could be explained by the fact that patients tend to start with a large number of fresh eggs than frozen eggs, so you end up having a better chance of selecting the best embryo—or, it could simple be because freezing and thawing diminishes the quality of the egg. While freezing eggs are no longer considered experimental, it’s still not a foolproof procedure. (time.com)


    5. Kim Kardashian West bares all of her pregnant body in nude photo
    The reality TV star posted on Instagram a nude photo of herself in all of her pregnant glory, strategically covered, of course. Kim is currently pregnant with her second child and she has a message to all her haters; here’s an excerpt: “Everyone's body is different, every pregnancy is very different! I've learned to love my body at every stage! I'm going to get even bigger & that's beautiful too… They also say your body carries a boy different than a girl! Whatever the case may be I'm grateful to God for this miracle & no matter what rumors or comments you throw my way this time they truly don't affect me!” (huffingtonpost.com)

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