On May 21, 1981 the Code of the Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes was adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO). While many in the US consider breastfeeding a lifestyle choice, in fact, lack of breastfeeding results in 4000 infant deaths a day worldwide. Just 37% of babies worldwide are exclusively breastfed for the first six months even though an exclusively breastfed … [Read more...] about What is the WHO Code?
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While there was a lot of consternation over the sometimes negative media coverage of breastfeeding in 2012, it will be looked back on as the tipping point in breastfeeding advocacy. In 2012, for the first time, an advocacy group outside of the breastfeeding world took up the cause of formula marketing to new mothers in hospitals. For the first time, a US mayor and a state … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding Awareness