ABC Babytalk

ABC Local

Kids & Family

Welcome to Babytalk, a podcast all about babies and their parents. We think being a parent is the most thrilling, exhausting, emotional ride of your life - and we’re here to share everything we know about doing the best you can.


World Health Organisation and feeding your baby

March 26th, 2015

Episode 76 of 155 episodes

Do you know the World Health Organisation has a series of guidelines for breastfeeding babies and infants? It's considered the world's best practice for the optimal nutrition and health benefits for mother and baby but have you ever wondered why and how there could be one guideline for women in developing countries and those living in highly industrialized cities? Could one overarching guideline be dangerous for women at either end of the spectrum? Does emphasising the general advice overlook the individual circumstances of babies or are we much more alike than we could ever imagine?