NATIONAL STRATEGY ON INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING: SOME THOUGHTS

Maureen MinchinCommentary, General News

“At the COAG Health Ministers meeting in September 2016, it was agreed that an enduring Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy (the Strategy) be developed, incorporating two components: development of a high level enduring strategy to support breastfeeding in Australia, with no end date; and national agreement on how data is collected nationally to measure progress on increasing the number of babies … Read More

Overselling infant formula: Lactivism

Maureen MinchinCommentary, HIV, Lactation, Reviews by MM

Definitely Overselling Infant Formula:                                                  Lactivism by Courtney Jung           An overdue  review Professor Courtney Jung’s Lactivism is sensationally subtitled: how feminists and fundamentalists, hippies and yuppies, and physicians and politicians made breastfeeding … Read More

FOUR MONTHS OR SIX OR NEITHER? when to widen the milk diet.

Maureen MinchinCommentary, Infant Formula, Milk Matters, Weaning

What follows is an excerpt from my latest book, Milk matters: infant feeding and immune disorder. It is much easier to read in the book itself, which also deals with practical matters related to this issue. Copying the text from an In Design file to this version has been a time-wasting nightmare, and there will be typos: please read the book….  … Read More

Recent study: milk fat or vegetable?

Maureen MinchinCommentary, Infant Formula, Milk Matters

Milk Matters argues that industry knows its infant formula products are deeply flawed, which helps explain the pressure to try to improve them. This is confirmed by two recent pieces reported in Splash!, the newsletter of the Milk Genomics Consortium, an industry-funded group. Its April 2015 issue tells of an experimental formula with decreased protein and energy and added milk fat … Read More