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Senate OKs bill ensuring health of mothers, children in first 1,000 days

Mar 05, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The bill seeks to fight malnutrition of children during the first 1,000 days, starting from the first day of the mother’s pregnancy. The House version was approved in 2017.

FIRST 1,000 DAYS. Congress approves a bill ensuring the health of mothers and children during the first 1,000 days of a child starting from day1 of pregnancy. File photo

Bulk of world's child deaths in just 10 countries – study

Nov 11, 2016 - 9:14 AM

Accelerated investment in child survival is imperative to meet the UN s Sustainable Development Goals authors of the study say

Report suspected Zika virus cases within 24 hours – DOH

Mar 14, 2016 - 1:19 PM

The DOH places the Zika virus under the Category 1 classification on the Philippine integrated disease surveillance and response system

CLEANLINESS. The DOH advises communities to keep their environment clean to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.

I am a 'breastfeeding tatay'

Aug 08, 2015 - 9:15 PM

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month Here s an extraordinary story of a husband preparing to join his wife s breastfeeding journey

Best for babies: Top 10 foods for healthy babies

Jun 06, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Feeding babies is tricky because of their sensitive digestive system

What you need to know about women and HIV

May 22, 2015 - 11:26 AM

Did you know that HIV positive mothers can transmit the virus to their children during pregnancy labor delivery or breastfeeding?

An overview of child survival among Filipinos

Dec 31, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Statistics show that many newborns in the Philippines don’t survive infancy Many of these deaths result from diseases and conditions that are easily preventable or treatable when proven cost effective solutions are available

All photos from Iris Gokeelao/EMW

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

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

Latest PH Nutrition Survey reveals little progress in beating hunger

Jul 10, 2014 - 5:28 PM

The 2013 National Nutrition Survey reveals how far the Philippines has gone in its fight against hunger

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.

Anesthesia before age one may harm memory: study

Jun 09, 2014 - 10:15 PM

The study shows that children anesthetized as babies had 28 less recollection on average than their peers

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

Malnutrition: A lack of food and good governance

May 22, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Lack of budget is an overused excuse health advocates protest The real problem lies with wrong prioritization

HEALTH FACILITIES. Lack of funding and staff are the usual problems experienced by health centers across the country. Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

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

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.

Protecting the newborn and the unborn

Apr 29, 2014 - 3:38 PM

The Philippines is among the top 10 countries in the world with high inequality in newborn deaths between the richest and the poorest

NEWBORN DEATHS. In the Philippines, 12 in 1,000 babies die during their first 28 days of life. Original image from Shutterstock

Breastfeeding setbacks did not defeat me

Aug 06, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Every time I felt like collapsing from physical exhaustion I would recall that this was but a small sacrifice for my baby s health