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Breastfeeding is key component of World Bank's new 'Power of Nutrition' fund

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New Rochelle, NY, December 1, 2015--Greater use of breastfeeding could transform the health and economy of developing countries according to the World Bank. The potential impact of investments to promote breastfeeding and reduce undernutrition, especially during the critical first two years of a child's life, are examined in the article, "The Power of Nutrition and the Power of Breastfeeding", published in Breastfeeding Medicine, the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available to download free on the Breastfeeding Medicine website until December 31, 2015.

Keith Hansen, Global Practices Vice President, The World Bank, Washington, DC, describes undernutrition as one of the most serious and still unattended global development challenges, in addition to being a major health problem. The World Bank recently joined with other global Foundations and organizations to launch the Power of Nutrition, a U.K.-based charity and fund that aims to target up to $1 billion of new private and public financing over the next 5 years to improve child nutrition.

The article by Mr. Hansen in Breastfeeding Medicine derives from his presentation at the Seventh Annual Summit on Breastfeeding, First Food: The Essential Role of Breastfeeding, June 2015.

"It clearly takes the perspective of individuals and organizations of the stature of Keith Hansen and the World Bank to so eloquently detail that the support and expansion of breastfeeding programs not only save lives, but are the most cost efficient investment in human capital with the greatest return for world economic prosperity," says Arthur I. Eidelman, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Breastfeeding Medicine. "As such, a must read for all who care!"

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About the Journal

Breastfeeding Medicine, the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, is an authoritative, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal published 10 times per year online with Open Access options and in print. The Journal publishes original scientific papers, reviews, and case studies on a broad spectrum of topics in lactation medicine. It presents evidence-based research advances and explores the immediate and long-term outcomes of breastfeeding, including the epidemiologic, physiologic, and psychological benefits of breastfeeding. Tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the Breastfeeding Medicine website.

About the Publisher

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Journal of Women's Health, Childhood Obesity, and Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) was the first in its field and is today the industry's most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm's 80 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.

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