Category «Advocacy»

Breastfeeding Month is Ending

Breastfeeding month is coming to a close.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the multitude of resources I’ve shared over the past few weeks. To wrap up the series, today I will share links to resources of a different sort.  These links are just to make you feel good. For example, The Breastfeeding Project keeps a gallery …

Lamaze Breastfeeding Webinar

How timely, Lamaze is doing a webinar next week on low milk supply.  I just had to pause and let you know about it.  Lamaze members can attend for free.  It is $20 if you are not a Lamaze member. Webinar: Low Milk Supply: Providing the Appropriate Prenatal Education & Guidance Need more information?  Check out …

Lactivism — Lactation Activism

Lactation activism is any activity that promotes, protects and supports breastfeeding and human lactation. In some circles, the term is shortened to lactivism. Do you describe yourself as a lactivist?  My answer is no.  I try not to use language that is only understood by those inside the circle. I prefer to describe any work …

Status of the International Code

This past week we’ve been talking about international initiatives for breastfeeding, and I wanted to be sure I shared some information about the first one, the International Code of Marketing Breast-milk Substitutes published in 1981. By its very existence, this document demonstrates the widespread popularity of infant formula.  In fact, the popularity was so widespread, health …

An important document you’ve never read

I’d like to introduce you to the Innocenti Declaration. The full name of this document is the Innocenti Declaration on the Protection, Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding, and it was jointly released by  the World Health Organization and UNICEF in 1990. It was this document that spurred WHO and UNICEF to launch The Baby-Friendly Hospital …

Ten Things about The Ten Steps

You are probably familiar with The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.  Here are ten things you might not have known about the Ten Steps. The ten steps were first published by WHO/UNICEF in 1989 in a document titled Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative was launched in 1991 to ensure every maternity …

AWHONNs Go the Full 40 Campaign

I’ve seen bits and pieces of the Full 40 Campaign, but took the time to dig out all the materials after attending the AWHONN Conference last week. As usual, there are some things I like, and some I wonder about. What do I like? AWHONN has produced some easy to share materials. You can find …