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ICYMI: Breastfeeding in the News

Over the last week, breastfeeding has become a front-page issue. On Sunday, July 8 the New York Times published a story about the U.S. Government’s opposition to a World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution to encourage breastfeeding. This story sparked unprecedented media interest and a public outcry against the efforts of both the U.S. delegation and the … Continued

Calling on Companies to Fully Comply with the Code

Companies that make milk formulas must market their products responsibly to ensure that they do not undermine breastfeeding or infant and child health. As the recent reports by Save the Children UK and the Access to Nutrition Foundation confirm, these six companies have made little progress in curbing the unethical marketing of their products. In fact, none of these … Continued

Guest Post: When the US opposes evidence-based efforts to promote breastfeeding, what comes next?

The original version of this piece was posted at www.cgdev.org. On Sunday, The New York Times reported an unexpected confrontation at the World Health Assembly (WHA). The US delegation tried to thwart the passage of a resolution to promote breastfeeding and reduce misleading marketing of breastmilk substitutes. The Trump administration’s actions elicited widespread condemnation, with … Continued

Senate Holds Hearing on Paid Leave

Last week, the powerful Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on paid leave in its subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy. The hearing lifted up the critical need for paid leave and how our current patchwork of paid leave policies fall short of supporting all infants and families. It confirmed what we already … Continued

Statement from Lucy Sullivan on the U.S. Opposition to the World Health Assembly Breastfeeding Resolution

Washington, D.C., July 9, 2018 – Well before the New York Times article, “U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials” broke, 1,000 Days reported on and exposed the Trump Administration’s aggressive tactics to silence support for the breastfeeding resolution at the World Health Assembly. In this case, despite the U.S. delegation’s efforts, public health … Continued

A Year at 1,000 Days

Before I joined 1,000 Days, I already knew that this was a team I wanted to be a part of. I wanted to continue to work on nutrition and what better place than at 1,000 Days, an organization led by women and dedicated to improving nutrition and ensuring women and children have the healthiest first … Continued

Senate Passes Bipartisan Farm Bill

1,000 Days commends the Senate for passing the Farm Bill – a balanced and bipartisan piece of legislation that helps secure the food and nutrition needs of millions of Americans, including families with young children. In particular, the Senate Farm Bill affirms the important role that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays in addressing … Continued

Comprehensive Health Insurance Continues to be Undermined

On Tuesday the Trump Administration released a final rule that expands Association Health Plans—a health insurance product available to small businesses and other groups that is not required to provide comprehensive coverage. Association Health Plans can also charge people more for a wide variety of factors (including being a woman), and skirts critical consumer protections. … Continued

Millions Watch 1,000 Days’ Newest Videos For Parents

Good nutrition during a child’s earliest years sets the foundation for lifelong health. It provides the essential building blocks for brain development, healthy growth and a strong immune system. However, too many children in the U.S. are not eating a healthy diet. Fewer than half of all children between ages one and two eat a … Continued