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Why doesn’t Bangladesh provide spaces for breastfeeding, court asks

Bangladesh mother

Dhaka, BangladeshThomson Reuters Foundation Bangladesh’s High Court has ordered the government to explain why it has not made more provision for breastfeeding mothers in public spaces and workplaces, saying a failure to do so may be unconstitutional. The court said the government’s failure to ensure proper provision for breastfeeding could violate “the right to life”, […]

More breastfeeding could save the world $US1 billion every day


Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaThomson Reuters Foundation Not enough breastfeeding costs the global economy almost $US1 billion each day due to lost productivity and healthcare costs, researchers said on Friday, as health experts urged more support for nursing mothers. A new website developed by researchers in Canada and Asia showed that the world could have saved $US341 […]