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
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
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 had the extreme pleasure of landing on the Urban Village Midwife blog tonight. I was instantly connected to Sherry Payne — this is a woman whose midwife heart beats like mine. Research, disparities, increasing midwifery workforce…and she comes at it from
Have you seen the new website from the American College of Nurse-Midwives? It is a virtual toolbox for promoting physiologic birth. Inside you can find sample policies and protocols, quality improvement resources, position statements and more. All the things you need to
The Black Mother’s Breastfeeding Association provides an local resource for families in the Detroit, MI area, and a great model for meeting the needs of a community of mothers. Check out this great advocacy video they placed on YouTube: Knocking Down Barriers: Reclaiming
For readers interested in the changing US Healthcare Financing and its effects on pregnant women: two resources for you this week. First, the MACPAC (Federal group that reviews the state Medicaid and CHIP access) put out a report to congress in March.