Advice that babies must follow a strict three-hourly breastfeeding routine is causing mothers unnecessary distress and guilt, and reducing breastfeeding rates. Emma Pickett discusses the pitfalls of striving for "normal".Read this story
When you arrive in Abuja for the first time, you are struck by the vast swathes of construction, apparent wealth and seemingly endless opportunity around you. Take one more UN flight to the hard-to-reach Maiduguri in the north east of the country and you’re in what seems like a different country; not because of the [...]
Unicef is monitoring the situation and ready to support affected children and communities after a powerful earthquake struck the west of Myanmar on 24th August.
A rights respecting school in London has used the Unicef refugee crisis teaching resource to apply children's rights outside of the classroom.
Today is the first day for Vérène Yankurwe at the Nyamiaga pre-primary school. She is in charge of Class Three for the children of age six. “As today is our first day, I explained to my students about basic habits like hand washing with soap after using the toilet,” she said. “Now we are going to play and [...]
If nearly three quarters of the UK public supports public breastfeeding, then why do a third of mums still feel uncomfortable? Breastfeeding counsellor Emma Pickett addresses women's worries about public breastfeeding.
World Humanitarian Day is a chance for us to acknowledge and appreciate the work of our staff and our colleagues around the world. This World Humanitarian Day, we caught up with former Unicef field worker Ahmad who you might recognise from the BBC2 documentary, Exodus.
You may recognise Muhammed from our Soccer Aid appeal film - he was just four when the war forced his family to flee their home in Syria and make the terrifying journey across the border to Jordan. Find out more about his story.
This World Breastfeeding Week we're highlighting the importance of breastfeeding support in giving children the best start in life.
Mothers have a huge range of breastfeeding experiences, and the emotions at the beginning and end of the breastfeeding period are especially strong. It's important that both starting and ending breastfeeding are seen as part of a loving, reciprocal relationship between mum and baby.
Worries about breastfeeding in public present a real barrier to breastfeeding. To tackle the UK's low breastfeeding rates, we need to support communities to understand, value and normalise breastfeeding.