Tag Archives: Unicef

Science You Can Use: How many babies start solids before 4 months, and why? The CDC told us this week.

“My pediatrician told me at our 4 month appointment, ‘if you don’t start her on solids before 6 months, she’ll never learn how to eat!’” “Upon recommendations from WIC and my doctor I tried giving her baby food at four … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/27/2013

What is the WHO-CODE?

The primary purpose of the “WHO-CODE” is to protect mothers and babies from the highly effective, aggressive and predatory marketing of substitutes for breastfeeding (i.e. infant formula, bottles, artificial nipples) at the most vulnerable period of their lives, the birth … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/08/2011

Booby Traps Series: “Breasts don’t stretch down hallways and under doors.” Why do so few hospitals make rooming-in the standard?

This post is the 18th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. A few years ago a mothers’ group in my area sponsored a talk by Dr. Bobbie Phillip, pediatrician and … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/07/2011

Messing with the Six Months Exclusive Breastfeeding Recommendation: Hidden Boobytrap

By now you may have read the latest sensationalist headline suggesting that six months of exclusive breastfeeding “could harm babies,”  according to the U.K.’s Guardian, which reported on a study in the British Medical Journal.   The point of the study in the BMJ was to … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/17/2011