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Even More Breastfeeding Resources

I hope you are not tired of breastfeeding yet, because there are even more great resources to share with you today.

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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 […]

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Breastfeeding Advice Online

Continuing our celebration of breastfeeding, today I present a list of websites that offer breastfeeding advice.  Why?  These are easy resources to share with families who may have a question at 3 in the morning — and not want to call someone to find out the answer.

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Breastfeeding Blogs to Follow

If you are here, I’m going to assume you are a blog reader. In continuation of our breastfeeding celebration, here is a list of blogs about breastfeeding you might enjoy. Making this list was harder than I thought.  I tried to avoid the blogs that sometimes talk about breastfeeding, but also talk about parenting, cooking, pregnancy […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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It’s Breastfeeding Month!

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week, and August is breastfeeding month.  Birthing Naturally is celebrating all month with blog posts all about breastfeeding. We are kicking off the month with five great links to help you celebrate. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action hosted a photo contest in honor of World Breastfeeding Week.  Check out […]

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Statistics Summer Wrap-Up

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for spending the summer learning how to read the statistics in research with me.  I hope you found the series helpful, and maybe it inspired you to read more research.  If so, I have a few resources you might like to know about. The Birthing Naturally […]

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