Interview: IFPRI researchers on the vital message of World Breastfeeding Week
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World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) promotes a universal practice that has multiple short- and long-term benefits for children, mothers, and for public health in general. Yet too many mothers around the world, in low-, middle-, and high-income countries alike, face numerous challenges to breastfeeding their babies. We asked IFPRI researchers Purnima Menon, Sunny Kim, and Phuong Hong Nguyen to talk about the benefits of breastfeeding and insights from IFPRI research and other recent scientific findings on how to improve programs and policies to support breastfeeding.