When the Pew Research Center published a Census report showing that a large percentage of mothers are bringing home the bacon, media powerhouse Reuters declared “Mothers are breadwinners for growing share of U.S. families,” and the knee-jerk response seemed to... more
Even Ripley of Believe It or Not fame would find it hard not to believe widespread media reports claiming that Venezuelan lawmaker Odalis Monzon wants to ban bottle-feeding. After all, the Huffington Post (Venezuela Considers Baby Bottle Ban To Encourage Breastfeeding),... more
The national Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) recently submitted a petition about milk in the National School Lunch Program. No, the group wasn’t taking on sugary milks, such as those flavored with chocolate or strawberry (a favorite target of... more
The headlines are alarming: “NYC Hospitals’ Baby Formula Plan Rankles Mommy Bloggers.” “Bloomberg’s Breast-Feeding Nudge—or Shove.” And (perhaps my favorite title ever), “Mayor Bloomberg, ‘keep your hands out of our bras!’” The charges are astonishing: Locking up formula is akin... more
July, 2012, Massachusetts became the second state to ensure that families in its hospitals and birthing centers would not be inundated with formula marketing bags. But Massachusetts is not alone in its efforts to restrict formula marketing. November, 2011, Laura... more
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