To-wen Tseng

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WHO: Countries failed to implement the Code of Marketing of Infant Formula

Photo credit to Elisabeth Millay/BreastfeedLA     The global COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of protecting breastfeeding—the optimal nutrition for infants—to improve child health and survival. “I am seeing way too many emails from formula reps to hospital administrators who are trying to use the pandemic to sidestep state, industry or Baby Friendly guidelines on

A Quick COVID-19 Guide for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers

***Information on COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, and this guide could become outdated by the time you read it. For the most up to date information, please visit CDC information page at COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness. The investigation to determine more about this

It’s 2020 and I still hear people say “Mothers breastfeed because they cannot afford formula.”

A while ago my 6-year-old and his best friend talked about if chocolate milk comes from “special black cow” at a play date. The conversation just made me and the other mother laugh. And then, randomly, I told the other mom, “you know there is actually a documentary called ‘chocolate milk.’ It is about the

Lesson from California Breastfeeding Summit: The Childcare-Conference Conundrum

A while ago I attended the 2020 California Breastfeeding Summit as a poster presenter and an awardee. I was thrilled to be there. Conferences like these are vital forums for academic researchers and activists. At these meetings, scientists communicate new discoveries, activists form advocacy collaborations, make contacts with funding agencies, and attract new members to


The Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PMUP) for Nursing Mothers Act (S. 3170) has been introduced with bipartisan support in the Senate! The current law, Break Time for Nursing Mothers which passed in 2010, requires employers to provide reasonable break time and a private, non-bathroom space for breastfeeding employees to pump during the work day. This

The Case of Relactation

Baby Jasper weaned himself at 18 months old, weeks after I had a surgery to remove a benign tumor in my left breast. That was unexpected. I planned to breast him for at least two years, like I did for his big brother. But it hurt badly to breastfeed in the first days after the

The Return of Breastsleeping

In the industrialized Western world, we often expect babies to sleep over night as early as possible while “sleeping like a baby” in the first three months really means, according to Dr. James McKenna, sleeping near the mother, waking up frequently and being breastfed. He named the arrangement “breastsleeping.” “Infants are contact seekers,” said Dr.

Thank you for breastfeeding

Fall is in full swing. Some of my personal favorite memories of the season has breastfeeding involved. When I had my first child and my parents flied half way around the planet to visit, I decided to take them to the safari park when it cooled down. Without any surprise, the baby got hungry when