While reading an article by the Observatorio de la Maternidad, an Argentine think tank devoted to issues related to motherhood, I was surprised at the gaps in several indicators between mothers from the City of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, and the mothers from the surrounding districts of Greater Buenos Aires. … [Read more...] about Tell me where you live, and I will tell you…
The stimuli that children are exposed to from the beginning of life to age 5 have the greatest impact on their development, and they define the health, personality and intellectual capacity of each child. This is why it is crucial to invest early and well in child development. Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are investing more and more in early childhood … [Read more...] about What are Latin-American and Caribbean countries doing in childhood development?
In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, we kicked things off on Tuesday with a beautiful post about exclusive breastfeeding by Caridad. Today, we wish to share with you five posts on this topic that we’ve published since the birth of our blog. We’d like to bring attention to the fact that breastfeeding, along with the quality of child development services, are the two … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding Week and First Steps
I wanted to share with our readers two encouraging recent pieces of news from the US that demonstrates a commitment towards building more friendly workplaces for mothers. The first is that through “Obamacare” (within the Affordable Care Act) there is a provision requiring insurance companies to cover breast pumps and visits to lactation consultants at no cost to the patient. … [Read more...] about Pumps at work: lessons from Obamacare
Santiago is 2 years old. His mother is a street vendor and can’t take care of him. That’s why she takes him to daycare every morning at 8:00 am, and picks him up every night at 6:00 or 7:00 pm. This scene could take place in Managua, Buenos Aires, Tegucigalpa or Asuncion. Like Santiago’s mother, many women don’t have the luxury of wondering if the activities offered by the … [Read more...] about Don’t send your child to daycare