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1,000 Days  Helping break the cycle of hunger & poverty by championing better nutrition for women & children. Changing the future, all in a 1,000 days work.

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See the sweet moment an orangutan kisses a pregnant woman's baby bump through the glass at the zoo. ❤️

A focus on #nutrition and health during the first #1000days of life helps free a child's potential for all the days that follow. 🍊 🍌 🍎 🍇 🍈 🍉

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Senator Tammy Duckworth says of her wheelchair: “People always want me to hide it in pictures. I say no! I earned this wheelchair. It’s no different from a medal I wear on my chest. Why would I hide it?” In Vogue's October issue, @senduckworth discusses the attack that took her legs, and having a baby at 50 while in the Senate. "It doesn’t matter if I am tired. I am going to show up every day and fight. If that means I have to crawl to get a vote, I am going to do it.” Tap the link in our bio to read the full story.
Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, October 2018

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has put out its latest report on the state of food security and nutrition around the world.
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Unfortunately, hunger is on the rise and the number of undernourished people has increased from 777 million to 821 million over the last two years, confirming a worrying reversal of positive trends seen earlier in the new millennium.
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Around the world, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes make up 70% of health-related deaths, posing the largest threat to people’s health globally and costing the global economy trillions of dollars.
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An established – and growing – body of evidence shows that the 1000-day window between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday, is a particularly critical period in which how well or how poorly a child is nourished has a profound impact on a child’s health, for the rest of their life.
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During emergencies, the life-saving protection of #breastfeeding is more important than ever. In emergency settings, breastfeeding guarantees a safe, nutritious and accessible food source for infants and young children and a protective shield against death and disease. But breastfeeding in emergencies is no small task—mothers face immense challenges, and we must provide support and put the rights, dignity and well-being of mothers at the center of our focus.
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Civil unrest and war, natural disasters and epidemics can force families from their homes, limit access to affordable, nutritious foods and clean water, and cause disruptions to basic services—like electricity and health care. For 5 things you need to know about breastfeeding in emergencies, click the link in our bio.

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While #breastfeeding is natural, it can take time to learn and it really helps to get ongoing support from #HealthWorkers or peer counsellors.
Most women are able to breastfeed with the right support.
Support breastfeeding anytime, anywhere! 🤱🏻🤱🏽🤱🤱🏿🤱🏼

During emergencies, the life-saving protection of #breastfeeding is more important than ever. Conflicts, natural disasters and epidemics often force families from their homes and result in devastating food insecurity, limited access to clean water and disruptions to basic services—with women and children bearing the greatest consequences. In these settings, #breastfeeding guarantees a safe, nutritious and accessible food source for infants and young children and a protective shield against disease and death. Click the link in our bio to learn more from this @UNICEF brief.

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Common breastfeeding myths. Busted.

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#EveryChildALIVE #EarlyMomentsMatter #WBW2018

As parents, friends, health workers, employers, policy makers and communities – we ALL have a role to play in supporting #breastfeeding – anytime, anywhere.
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Sign our pledge showing you support women to breastfeed! LINK IN BIO

Today’s the first day of World #Breastfeeding Week and National #Breastfeeding Month! 🤱🏻🤱🏼🤱🏽🤱🏾
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We’re celebrating the amazing power of #breastfeeding - which reduces illness, saves lives, boosts brain development, leads to lower health care costs, and so much more while continuing the fight to support women to breastfeed anytime, anywhere! #wbw18

The foundation of a child's health begins with mother's nutrition. During pregnancy, babies depend on their mothers for the nutrients they need to thrive. Big potential starts small. Nourish it well. #BumpDay

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