WWW VL Public Health :
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (WHO/UNICEF)
- "1. Have a written breast-feeding policy that is routinely communicated to all health care staff.
2. Train all health care staff in skills necessary to implement this policy.
3. Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.
4. Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within a half-hour of birth.
5. Show mothers how to breastfeed, and how to maintain lactation even if they should be separated from their infants.
6. Give newborn infants no food and drink other than breast milk, unless medically indicated.
7. Practise rooming-in - allow mothers and infants to remain together - 24 hours a day.
8. Encourage breast-feeding on demand.
9. Give no artificial teats or pacifiers (also called dummies or soothers) to breastfeeding infants.
10. Foster the establishment of breast-feeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or clinic"
- a web-site in the context of Suite101.com, a web-community of concerned individuals covering more than just this topic. Jessica Williams is in charge of this topic and she presents a comprehensive and very practical web-site
- the most comprehensive site on the www covering all aspects of the
INFACT - Infant Feeding Action Coalition Canada
- a non-profit, non-governmental voluntary organization that promotes
better infant and maternal health by protecting breastfeeding and fostering
appropriate infant feeding practices in Canada and internationally
La Leche League
- "an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All breastfeeding mothers, as well as future breastfeeding mothers, are welcome to come to our meetings or call our Leaders for breastfeeding help. We also provide health care professionals with continuing education opportunities and the latest research on lactation management"
Leading manufacturers of baby milk are violating the World Health
Organisation (WHO) International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk
World Alliance for Breastfeeding
- "a global network of organizations and individuals who believe breastfeeding is the right of all children and mothers and who dedicate themselves to protect, promote and support this right. WABA acts on the Innocenti Declaration and works in liaison with UNICEF"