La Leche League International On-Line Conference – April 2017

La Leche League International’s first on-line global conference with a great line up of speakers including Naomi Stadlen, Adriano Cattaneo, Kajsa Brimdyr, Suzanne Colson, Linda Smith, Kathy Kendall Tackett, Teresa Pitman, James McKenna, Alison Barrett, Gill Rapley and more … https://www.vconferenceonline.com/microsite/html/event.aspx?id=1276&offset=4

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Kōrero Whāngai Ū – Breastfeeding Stories

Here is a beautiful story shared by Katie and Reanna who met eachother through their milk sharing journeys five years ago. They are joined here by Charlie and Finn, and were filmed for the CDHB, NZBA and the Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service after they told their stories at our Breastfeeding Hui last year and brought…

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Influential 2016 article against Baby-Friendly based on a false claim. Dr Melissa Bartic

Influential article against Baby-Friendly is based on a false claim. Dr Melissa Bartick “In their famous August 2016 article in JAMA Pediatrics, ‘Unintended Consequences of Current Breastfeeding Initiatives’ Dr. Joel Bass and colleagues cite data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health showing a disturbing proportion of Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths (SUID) in the first 5…

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Independent report: Feeding in the first year of life: SACN report The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) report on feeding in the first year of life. July 2018

Independent report: Feeding in the first year of life: SACN report The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) report on feeding in the first year of life. July 2018 “SACN’s conclusions are largely consistent with existing advice on infant feeding, the introduction of solid foods and diversification of the infant diet. In particular, SACN concludes…

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Exclusive breastfeeding, without additional foods or fluids, should be recommended for the first 6 months after birth

Early additional food and fluids for healthy breastfed full-term infants “This Cochrane review exploring the impact of introducing foods and fluids in addition to breastmilk before the recommended age of 6 months supported the current recommendation of the World Health Organization that, as a general policy, exclusive breastfeeding, without additional foods or fluids, should be…

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Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital predicts longer breastfeeding duration in Canada

Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital predicts longer breastfeeding duration in Canada: Implications for health equity. Birth 2018, Vehling, Chan, & McGavock et al Methods We studied 3195 Canadian mother‐infant dyads in the CHILD pregnancy cohort. Newborn feeding was documented from hospital records. Caregivers reported sociodemographic factors and infant feeding at 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months.…

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