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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 …

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 …

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 …