Breastfeeding is critically important to maternal, infant and population health.... YES YES YES!
Some of the world's the top human milk researchers recently came together to create an action plan to maximise the impact of human milk research.
This is a great paper summarising the action plan - and I LOVE the final call to action!
"To alleviate this conflict, we call on individuals, companies and advocacy groups to abstain from a hominem attacks on HM and breastfeeding researchers and invest in developing a reasonable COI framework for effective governance of research in the field....
Further, we call on governments and non-profit organizations to invest more in breastfeeding and HM research....
Finally, we call on researchers to embrace interdisciplinary initiatives to learn fresh perspectives, acquire new expertise and explore new applications for breastfeeding and HM research..."
Azad MB, Nickel NC, Bode L, Brockway M, Brown A, Chambers C, Goldhammer C, Hinde K, McGuire M, Munblit D, Patel AL, Pérez-Escamilla R, Rasmussen KM, Shenker N, Young BE, Zuccolo L. Breastfeeding and the origins of health: Interdisciplinary perspectives and priorities. Matern Child Nutr. 2020 Nov 19:e13109. doi: 10.1111/mcn.13109. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33210456. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33210456/