Front Page of UN.org! Our research on food insecurity and breastmilk intake
Last week, findings from our research on the connection between food insecurity and breastmilk were featured on the front page of the United Nation’s website! The article, published in Maternal & Child Nutrition in June of this year, explored infant feeding practices among a community in Kenya in which HIV and household food insecurity are high. This was the result of a collaborative effort between Dr. Victor Owino at the International Atomic Energy Association, Dr. Shadrack Oiye, and from the YRG family, Josh Miller, Godfred Boateng, and moi.
Our call to action: “Given the nutritional and physical health risks of suboptimal feeding, public health practitioners should screen for and integrate programs that reduce food insecurity in order to increase breast milk intake.”