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Malnutrition robs children of their lives and the opportunity to reach their potential.  We’re working to change this but we need your help. Take Action Tell Congress: The Time for Paid Leave is NOW Join Us Tell Congress: NO ONE Breastfeeds Alone Add Your Name Tell Us Your Experience With/Without Paid Leave Share Your Story … Continued

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We are the leading non-profit organization working in the U.S. and around the world to ensure women and children have the healthiest first 1,000 days. Our Work & Impact Our mission is to make the well-being of women and children in the first 1,000 days a policy and funding priority. Learn More Champion We fight … Continued

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The 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday sets the foundation for all the days that follow Learn Why We Are 1,000 Days We fight for moms and babies everywhere. Join UsWhy 1,000 Days?The IssuesAbout Us The First 1,000 Days: The Case for Paid Leave in America Read More Updates: October … Continued

The Issues

An urgent opportunity: a healthy first 1,000 days for mothers and children everywhere. From India to Indiana, Kenya to Kentucky, mothers and children everywhere need good nutrition and nurturing care in the first 1,000 days in order to thrive. Yet too many women and children in the U.S. and throughout the world do not get … Continued

A call to action to end malnutrition by 2030

Last month, world leaders agreed to a historic goal: to end malnutrition in all its forms by the year 2030. Though ambitious, this target is achievable—but it’s going to take governments and people everywhere making nutrition a funding priority. More than 65 organizations throughout the world are calling on leaders to do just that. The … Continued

4 Tips for Supporting Working Moms and Pregnant Women

You’re preparing for motherhood and counting down the days until you meet your little one! And if you’re currently in the workforce, you’re probably considering if and when you’ll return to work after your babe arrives. We’re not going to mince words: taking care of a newborn while also working is no small task. It’s … Continued

4 Tips for Supporting Working Moms and Pregnant Women

You’re preparing for motherhood and counting down the days until you meet your little one! And if you’re currently in the workforce, you’re probably considering if and when you’ll return to work after your babe arrives. We’re not going to mince words: taking care of a newborn while also working is no small task. It’s … Continued

Maintaining a Healthy Pregnancy Weight

Your body is going through a beautiful transformation as it creates and sustains life. But sometimes these changes, especially weight gain, can cause anxiety. How much is too much weight gain? According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the appropriate amount of weight you should gain during pregnancy depends on what you weighed before pregnancy. If you … Continued