News Update: Vaccines and breastfeeding

New WHO Guidance: Interim recommendations for use of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, BNT162b2, under Emergency Use Listing and a direct quote. SAGE Recommendations:https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-2019-nCoV-vaccines-SAGE_recommendation-BNT162b2-2021.1 “Lactating women Breastfeeding offers substantial health benefits to lactating women and their breastfed children. Vaccine efficacy is expected…

WHO May Host Virtual World Health Assembly May 18 – COVID-19 To Be Main Agenda Item

WHO May Host Virtual World Health Assembly May 18 – COVID-19 To Be Main Agenda Item https://www.healthpolicy-watch.org/who-may-host-virtual-world-health-assembly-meeting-may-18-with-covid-19-main-agenda-topic/   For the first time ever, the World Health Assembly appears set to meet in a one-day virtual session on May 18, which…

EAT-Lancet Commission’s report on sustainable health and planetary boundaries

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/unhealthy-diet-bigger-killer-than-tobacco/articleshow/68759153.cms   https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/03/science/diet-vegetables.html      I attended the debate on the EAT-Lancet Commission’s report on sustainable health and planetary boundaries on 20th February  2019.  The report recommends radical changes to a low meat/high veg diet and more sustainable, extensive farming…

Royal College of Pediatrics will no longer accept funding from formula companies

Click here and here for previous blogs. Click here for Quartz article Royal college stops taking funding from formula milk firms BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l743 (Published 14 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l743 https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/news/rcpch-statement-relationship-formula-milk-companies RCPCH statement on relationship…