Stories: Breastfeeding

  • Why Brazil Loves Breastfeeding

    The other day here, I saw something I rarely encounter back home in Washington. A young woman holding a toddler sat down at the table next to me at a boardwalk cafe. When the little boy got fussy, she tugged down her tank top and fed him in plain view of one of Rio’s largest thoroughfares. No blanket....

  • Motherhood in Tanzania

    Throughout my travels in Tanzania for the past ten days, every time I saw a mother and her baby I smiled inside. And I was even more happy to see mothers breastfeeding their babies, as breastfeeding has been proven to be a key intervention to keep more children under the age of five alive in developing countries. Tanzania,...

  • Poster Gallery: Infant Health

    The other day, this poster popped up in my Facebook timeline. It’s a neat infographic aimed at creating awareness about malnutrition in slums. Click on the image to see a larger version at their website. It’s been created by Fields of View, a collective in Bangalore that seems to be doing very...