Is Breastfeeding Anti-Feminist?

After becoming a mom for the second time, I’ve become even more aware of the multitude of opinions out there about what makes a good mom: baby should co-sleep with you, but not for too long, don’t give baby a soother – it won’t be good for her future teeth, …

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Five Essential Takeaways from Women Deliver 

Women Deliver is 8000 people from over 175 countries. Leaders, activists, community change agents and professionals … all gathered to discuss, exchange, and work together for the rights of women all over the world. This year, the conference took place in Vancouver, during 4 full days. As a woman and …

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What does it take to save a baby’s life?

What initially struck me about Zin Mar Lwin’s story was that, at almost 10 years my junior, she knew grief that I couldn’t even begin to imagine. At the age of 24, Zin Mar had given birth twice in her life: to a daughter May, now four-years-old, and a few …

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The Breastfeeding Blogs : Linda

Linda works for World Vision Kenya as the Project Manager for 1000 Day Journey in Elgeyo-Marakwet County. She is a mom of three little children under five years old.She worries that the important work that she is doing with women in her community is taking away time that should be …

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The Breastfeeding Blogs : Lydia

To Lydia, feeding time is about more than just sustenance for the body. When she breastfeeds, she likes to repeat encouragements to her son, Aman, like, “You have to eat baby, so you can grow big and strong.” Lydia believes that to be a good mom, you must love your …

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The Breastfeeding Blogs : Ruth

Ruth and her husband had their first three children at a young age when they were struggling financially. In 2018, Ruth finally felt confident and ready to have another baby. Ruth’s youngest child was already a young teenager when she and her husband decided to expand their family. But this …

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The Breastfeeding Blogs : Seteyo

Seteyo’s newborn son was born weighing 3 and a half pounds – a tragedy that would terrify any mother. Exclusive breastfeeding helped Seteyo nurse her baby back to health. When 19-year-old Seteyo gave birth to her first child, he was born underweight at just three and a half pounds. To …

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The Breastfeeding Blogs: Jane

Jane, mom of 8 children, spends her free time teaching women in her community about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding and proper nutrition, information that she wishes someone had told her when she was starting her family. Jane is a school teacher and a mom of 8 children—four girls and …

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The Breastfeeding Blogs : Mercy

Weaning Stephanie off breast milk hasn’t been easy. Mercy’s baby knows what she likes and will sometimes refuse food. She signals to her mom that she would much rather drink breast milk. 1,000 Day Journey staff facilitate mother support groups for women in the community. The groups give expecting and …

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The program is operating communities in four countries. Learn more about each country and community:

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