Initiation of Breastfeeding by Breast Crawl
Initiation of Breastfeeding by Breast Crawl
 


Every newborn, when placed on the mother's abdomen, soon after birth, has the ability
to find its mother's breast all on its own and to decide when to take the first breastfeed.

This is called the 'Breast Crawl'.

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UNICEF, WHO and WABA along with the scientific community strongly recommend
initiating breastfeeding within a half-hour of birth.

Evidence shows that early initiation can prevent 22% of all deaths
among babies below one month in developing countries.


Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Video Series

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  UNICEF India Rajmata Jijau Mother-Child Health & Nutrition Mission Integrated Child Development Services Government of Maharashtra, Women and Child Development Department BPNI (Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India) Maharashtra Health Education To Villages  


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Initiation of Breastfeeding by Breast Crawl


WABAPress Release: WABA World AIDS Day Statement
Getting to Zero: Maximising Infant HIV-free Survival through Breastfeeding

2014 marks the final opportunity for celebration of the theme "Getting to Zero", adopted for the last five years to focus on the targets of zero new infections and zero AIDS related deaths. Progressively improved access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) between 2002 and 2012 has averted an estimated 4.2 million deaths in low- and middle-income countries. » download pdf

HIV and Breastfeeding - The findings that transformed policy by Pamela Morrison, IBCLC

In honour of World AIDS Day on December 1st, GOLD Lactation & Breastfeeding Conferences has teamed up with The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust in order to globally share a recording of a GOLD Lactation Conference 2013 presentation on the subject of HIV & Breastfeeding. GOLD Lactation Speaker Pamela Morrison, IBCLC offers us invaluable insight on this topic with her presentation titled "Back to the Future on HIV and Breastfeeding: The findings that transformed policy".

Pamela explores the research that influenced HIV and infant feeding policy. She describes a journey spanning promotion of maternal infant feeding choice in the face of an uncertain outcome to a clear recommendation based on up-to-date evidence about child-survival. Twenty-five years later breastfeeding enjoys a renewed endorsement regardless of a mother's HIV-status.

We invite you to view this presentation and share this education with your colleagues.


Hesperian Health Guides

Hesperian Health GuidesHesperian Health Guides is a nonprofit health information and health education source that develops accessible materials in many languages. Access free information in Hesperian's related to breastfeeding and newborn health.

Newborn babies and breastfeeding: Available in English, Arabic, Spanish, Filipino, French, Kreyol, Khmer, Swahili, Lao, Portuguese, Urdu
Breastfeeding from A Book for Midwives: Available in English and Spanish
Breastfeeding from Where Women Have No Doctor: Available in English and Spanish
Breastfeeding and caring for your baby for women with disabilities: Available in English and Spanish
Care during the first hours after birth: Available in English and Spanish
Care during the first weeks after birth: Available in English and Spanish

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International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP) Position Statement on sponsorship of paediatricians/paediatric societies by the Baby Feeding Industry

Infant and young child feeding is central to child health and, after birth, breastfeeding is the first act of provision by a mother for her child. For most of history no other third party was required to support infant feeding other than the mother and the surrounding family. It is only since the commercial development of breast milk substitutes in the nineteenth century that health professionals have become involved in their prescription.

ISSOP "In recent years, the commercialisation of infant feeding has impacted on professional practice through the development of sponsorship by the Baby Feeding Industry of medical conferences and meetings, along with gifts to health workers.

It is the view of ISSOP that this sponsorship is damaging to the reputation of paediatricians, to the health of mothers and infants, and to the status of breastfeeding and this statement explains the reasons why we believe that such sponsorship should be terminated."

>> Download ISSOP Position Statement

ISSOP is hopeful that the Position Statement will be used with paediatric societies and associations around the world to ensure that paediatricians and other health professionals avoid conflicts of interest, and protect breastfeeding as one of the most health promoting measures in the field of child health.

*The term Baby Feeding Industry refers to all commercial companies which market infant formula or other infant feeding products.



Breastfeeding: Impact on child survival and global situation

Optimal breastfeeding of infants under two years of age has the greatest potential impact on child survival of all preventive interventions, with the potential to prevent over 800,000 deaths (13 per cent of all deaths) in children under five in the developing world (Lancet 2013). » more from UNICEF


Featured Resources
WHO: Promoting proper feeding for infants and young children

WHO: Information concerning the use and marketing of follow-up formula - pdf, 165kb - 17 July 2013

In summary, WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant's life. Thereafter, local, nutritious foods should be introduced, while breastfeeding continues for up to two years or beyond. Followup formula is therefore unnecessary. In addition, follow-up formula is not a suitable substitute for breast milk, due to its content.

See: Did you ever wonder what's in... ? Breastmilk - Formula - download pdf

Wellstart's Lactation Management Self-Study Modules, Level 1 The New Revised 4th Edition of Wellstart’s Lactation Management Self-Study Modules, Level 1 - English
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This educational tool is downloadable without charge.

Visitors are invited but not required to help this tool to continue to be available by donating any amount they wish to Wellstart International, a US based 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that is compliant with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

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