UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) and have issued fresh guidelines for health professionals on how they can support women to breastfeed The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding complement the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which was launched by the two organisations in 1991. Breastfeeding all babies for the first two years would save the lives of more than 820,000 children under age 5...Read more
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Boys with asthma risk more broken bones

Asthma is associated with childhood fractures for boys, but not girls, underlining the importance of bone health education says Cheryl Critchley, a writer for the University of Melbourne’s research publication platform, Pursuit. It is no secret...Read more
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Weekly Roundup: Friday April 13

If you are looking for this week’s top global stories about children’s rights, then read our quick weekly round-up. This week we look at the 2018 Conference on the Value of Play; empowering autistic children with...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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How to help autistic children socialise in school

Not all children with autism need the same level of support with socialisation in schools, and unnecessary segregation only makes the process more difficult. That’s the view of experienced teacher and trainer Rebecca Wood, of the University...Read more
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Kids exploring risky play in the city

Young Explorers is a series of two-minute films that visually examines what happens when you allow toddlers to explore a city completely alone. Jacob Krupnick, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and photographer is behind the project. Krupnick’s work incorporates movement and...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo