Joint Statement by WABA and PANAP “In any journey it is the first step that counts. Breastfeeding is one of the first and practical steps that we must take to protect not only the health of babies and mothers but also the health of our planet – right from the start by providing green and…Details
The Big Latch On event below will be held on Friday August 3rd 2018 McFaddens Centre McFaddens Road, St Albans, Christchurch Doors open at 9.30am. Morning tea served from 10am. It’s a good idea to arrive before 10.15am if you are going to join in with the latch-on and breastfeed – so you can…Details
Updated information about venues will be posted here on the Women’s Health Action Big-Latch-On page Information about the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) World Breastfeeding Week is here The theme for WBW 2018 is ‘Breastfeeding: A Foundation for Life’ All the Canterbury Big Latch On events below will be held on Friday August 3rd…Details
A survey of 500 mothers commissioned by Public Health England found that fears about breastfeeding among women included that it could be painful (74%), prevent them taking medication (71%) and be embarrassing in front of strangers (63%).
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Who Supports Breastfeeding Mothers? An Investigation of Kin Investment in the United States – Jayme Cisco https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12110-017-9286-y “Breastfeeding is one important form of maternal investment that is influenced by support from kin and non-kin. This paper investigates who provides support for breastfeeding mothers and their children, what type of support they provide, and how support impacts…Details
Who needs to know about breastfeeding? Should everyone know about breastfeeding? Or just some people? Which people? What should they know?
World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) in Australia – blog by Jen Hocking Indicator 5 – Who needs to know about breastfeeding? Should everyone know about breastfeeding? Or just some people? Which people? What should they know? “This indicator requires that relevant health professionals are educated about their responsibilities to the country’s national policies regarding the WHO Code…Details
Kimberly Seals Allers “After her own struggle to breast-feed her daughter, Kimberly Seals Allers began exploring why so many American women opt out of breast-feeding. Why had she been discharged from the hospital with a gift bag full of formula? Why had a pediatrician encouraged her to supplement breast-feeding with formula? And why did she…Details
“Breast milk grows babies’ bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease — why, then, does science know more about tomatoes than mother’s milk? Katie Hinde shares insights into this complex, life-giving substance and discusses the major gaps scientific research still needs to fill so we can better understand it.” Listen…Details
“I was actually totally astonished by this one. People were suggesting that the giraffe should be made to lie down. They really were. Meanwhile April ignored them all, and just paced about her birth space, flicking her tail nonchalantly, and giving her baby the occasional lick and sniff as it gradually emerged. It isn’t normal…Details