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UNICEF: PH 'a little behind' in upholding children's rights

Oct 24, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The Philippines has not done badly in terms of upholding children s rights but there has been stagnation says UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander

CHILD-FRIENDLY PHILIPPINES. Filipino Muslim children inside a school classroom in Patikul, Sulu, southern Philippines, September 28, 2014. File photo by Ben Hajan/EPA

8 ways breastfeeding can help PH achieve dev't

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:28 PM

There are 8 Millienium Development Goals that the country can achieve with the help of mothers who breastfeed their children exclusively in the first 6 months

INFOGRAPHIC: How breastfeeding at work should be

Sep 01, 2014 - 11:37 PM

Breastfeeding offers many benefits for both baby and mother but there might not be enough awareness or support given to lactating mothers

Putting an end to 'toasted coffee' over breastmilk

Aug 25, 2014 - 2:32 PM

If breastfeeding policies would be strictly enforced we would probably not hear any more heartbreaking stories of poor mothers feeding their babies coffee and babies dying of malnutrition

KNOWLEDGE. Mothers must be provided with enough knowledge and support that can enable to properly breastfeed. To do this, the government must implement its existing policies better. Image from Shutterstock

The real cost of infant milk formula

Aug 18, 2014 - 7:48 PM

Familes with infants spend more money on milk formulas – as much as 70 among poor families – than other household necessities

What's keeping the Philippines from exclusive breastfeeding?

Aug 14, 2014 - 5:43 PM

The Philippines is one of the top nations with the least number of exclusively breastfed children despite its full implementation of the Milk Code

Pinoy moms celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Aug 06, 2014 - 1:57 PM

Iloilo mothers come together to celebrate international breastfeeding awareness month

BREASTFEEDING. The Philippines and the world welcome celebrate August as the International Breastfeeding Awareness Month. All photos by Adrienne Villaruel/Rappler.com

On nutrition and disasters

Jul 29, 2014 - 2:56 PM

The problem is that we don’t maximize our past experiences with disasters

NUTRITION. How do disasters affect the nutritional status of Filipino families? File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Who is on top of PH nutrition?

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:37 PM

Have you ever heard of the National Nutrition Council?

NUTRITION. Who is mainly in charge of the country's nutrition issues? Photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler.com

Inside Fabella Hospital's milk bank

Jun 21, 2014 - 9:35 PM

Fabella is renowned as a maternity hospital and a hospital for newborns Unknown to many it is also one of the few existing Human Milk Banks in the Philippines

BABY FACTORY. Sometimes dubbed as a "Baby Factory," Dr. Jose Fabella Hospital Milk Bank boast its large supply of milk.

Got milk? Makati says yes

May 30, 2014 - 3:14 PM

The city of Makati is the country s first LGU to operate its own milk bank providing donated breast milk to vulnerable infants

MILK BANK. The city of Makati is the first local government unit (LGU) in the country to operate its own milk bank which helps save the lives of many infants. Photo from the Makati Human Milk Bank

Who's violating the Milk Code?

May 10, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Some breastfeeding advocates say it is the milk industry that blocks the success and essence of the Philippine Milk Code

MILK INDUSTRY. Some breastfeeding advocates say that it is the milk industry that blocks the success and essence of the Philippine Milk Code. File photo from AFP

The role of fathers in breastfeeding

May 10, 2014 - 4:46 PM

While unable to provide breast milk themselves fathers can give emotional support to mothers who breastfeed

PH ranks 105th in state of mothers' index

May 10, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Out of 750 births each day in affected areas 100 are deemed critical and needing special care

Pregnant during Typhoon Yolanda

May 08, 2014 - 12:05 AM

Jessica is two months pregnant when Yolanda hits the Visayas Now 7 months pregnant she is ready to move on

PREGNANT DURING YOLANDA. Jessica was two months pregnant with her first child when Yolanda hit Central Visayas. All photos from Joy Maluyo

World Vision urges congressmen to keep Milk Code intact

May 06, 2014 - 6:25 PM

World Vision Philippines is urging Filipinos to support breastfeeding as a way to fight malnutrition

MILK CODE. World Vision continues to be vigilant for any attempts of policymakers to amend and water down the Milk Code. Photo from World Vision.

Preventing chronic malnutrition in emergencies

Apr 04, 2014 - 1:00 PM

The current chronic malnutrition rate in Yolanda affected areas exceeds the 30 global threshold according to the World Health Organization

MALNUTRITION AND YOLANDA. The current chronic malnutrition rate in Yolanda-affected areas exceeds the 30% global threshold, according to the World Health Organization. Photo from World Vision

Why protect the Milk Code?

Apr 04, 2014 - 7:15 AM

About 3 in every 10 children under 5 suffer from chronic undernutrition in Yolanda hit areas How relevant is the Milk Code in times of disaster?

BREASTFEEDING. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and continued breastfeeding with adequate complementary feeding alone  were estimated to prevent almost one-fifth of under-five deaths in developing countries like the Philippines. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Mass breastfeeding record attempt in Philippines

Oct 24, 2013 - 5:34 PM

About 21 000 mothers nationwide simultaneously breastfeeds October 24 in a bid to break the country s own Guinness record

BREASTFEEDING.  Mothers and their children at nationwide simultaneous breastfeeding event in Marikina city on October 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE