Study finds unsafe feeding practices among formula-reliant families due to the pandemic, food shortages

With more severe and frequent impacts on maternal and infant well-being and supply chains, government programs and policies must continue to promote exclusive and supplementary breastfeeding practices to protect pediatric nutrition. If we increase breastfeeding practices among mothers, supply chain disruptions, such as the one going on right now, won’t be as devastating,” said Denise Diaz Payán, PhD, assistant professor of health, society and behavior, UCI Program in Public Health.