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Gulu University Guild demands safe space for breastfeeding students

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly elected Gulu University Guild President, Francis Okot wants the institution management to create a child-friendly space for breastfeeding mothers who are students. Okot and his team also want the university management to procure play materials, and space for babysitters from where the infants …

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Experts urge mothers battling Ebola to avoid breastfeeding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health experts have asked breastfeeding mothers to wean their babies after contracting and being cured of the Ebola virus disease, and introduce them to breastmilk substitutes. They say that continued breastfeeding by a mother even after she has been cured of the Ebola virus disease, …

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Church donates relief food to 600 breastfeeding mothers in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 600 breastfeeding mothers from Napak and Moroto districts have recieved food relief from the US-based e3 Ministry, a Christian organization. Each breastfeeding mother recieved 15kg of maize flour and 10 kilograms of beans on Tuesday. Grace Tebakol, a mother of five and resident of …

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Activists seek court redress over dwindling breastfeeding rates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A local food rights organization has filed a constitutional petition challenging the government’s inaction on regulating workplaces and breastfeeding. Their petition highlights gaps in the legal regime affecting the ability of mothers to breastfeed their babies for the recommended six months of exclusive breast milk. David …

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Baby formula shortage highlights racial disparities in U.S.: AP

Baby formula shortage highlights racial disparities New York, U.S. | Xinhua | As parents across the United States struggle to find formula to feed their children, the pain is particularly acute among Black and Hispanic women, according to a report of The Associated Press (AP). Black women have historically faced obstacles …

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Schools create safe spaces for pregnant, breastfeeding learners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several schools across the country have created safe spaces for learners who conceived during COVID-19 lockdown. The spaces are used mainly for those who have to breastfeed babies, while at the same time attending classes. This follows reports that thousands of teenagers became pregnant over …

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