From the moment of birth, a mother's milk is the best possible food for babies. Breastfeeding is a vital way to ensure babies’ survival, health, and optimal development, providing them with the nutrients they need to grow. It’s not just food that is shared—breastfeeding also fosters a unique bond between mother and child that transcends the physical and strengthens the … [Read more...] about Tips and tricks for expressing and storing breastmilk
To create a good environment for children’s development, a key early step is giving women and their families well-timed information, resources, and support during and after pregnancy. Amid a surge of innovations in pregnancy and postnatal care, we can make use of technology and other tools to make sure mothers and their babies are as healthy as possible. Information and … [Read more...] about Using technology to support mothers and babies during and after pregnancy
Imagine arriving at an unknown place, a strange planet, alone, with no familiar voice and no one to guide you. At that critical moment, your survival would be at stake. But this is how a baby’s life begins outside the mother's womb. The newborn experiences an unknown external world for the first time, and that’s why his or her basic need for skin-to-skin contact with the mother … [Read more...] about The tender hour: skin-to-skin contact provides the best start to life
Today, Women's Day, we celebrate all initiatives that seek to close gender gaps in Latin America and the Caribbean. From the point of view of early childhood policies, we know that there is abundant evidence on the impacts that child care programs have both on child development and female labor participation in developed countries. However, rigorous evidence for the region is … [Read more...] about Women’s Day: What is the relationship between child care centers and female employment?
The ongoing debate on motherhood in prison revolves around whether children should remain with their mothers or not. In some countries, women who give birth while serving time have the right to live with their children until they are three years old. The children born and raised in prison are not recognized as part of the population and therefore lack institutional protection. … [Read more...] about How to promote early childhood development in prison?