Advocacy

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

Advocacy

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

Advocacy, Global Midwifery

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

Birth Professionals

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

Advocacy

Advocating for Black Women’s Breastfeeding

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

Birth Professionals

Recognizing Breastfeeding Problems

I’m spending time this week (spring break) to work through the postpartum study guide I need to complete for school.  In the process I found an interesting list in Varney’s of reasons a woman may be experiencing inadequate milk supply.  How timely,