Tag Archives: World Health Organization
If you’ve been in the world of infant feeding for a bit you’ve likely heard of The Code – aka the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. Many know it exists, but don’t know much about what it is … Continue reading
Last revised on 03/18/2016
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
Last revised on 03/27/2013
We have boycotted Nestle for years, but wasn’t until this year that my 6 year-old son really paid much attention. The day after listening to my husband and I passionately discuss our displeasure at the Pan American Health Office of … Continue reading
Last revised on 12/11/2012
Science You Can Use: “Shoot ’em while you got ’em?” New study raises questions about early Depo-Provera shots and breastfeeding problems.
A hot-off-the-press study is raising questions about the effect of early Depo-Provera contraceptive shots and breastfeeding outcomes. For some time I’ve been hearing that mothers – often low income women of color – are being given Depo-Provera shots very early … Continue reading
Last revised on 11/16/2012
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
Last revised on 11/08/2011