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Understanding “The Code”: Who Does It Apply To & How Is It Enforced?

Updated July 15, 2015 The “International Code Of Marketing Of Breast-Milk Substitutes” (a.k.a. “The Code”), written by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, aims to protect pregnant moms and breastfeeding babies from aggressive marketing practices by manufacturers of “breast-milk substitutes.”... more


What Is Baby-Led Breastfeeding?

Will my baby be born with an innate ability to breastfeed? more

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What Are The “Ten Steps To Successful Breastfeeding”?

Will my birthing center follow the "Ten Steps"? more

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Breastfeeding Diet Myths

Breastfeeding moms need a special diet? Here are some myths you’re likely to hear—and the facts you can rely on. more

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Do I Need To Switch Sides When Breastfeeding?

Is it necessary for a baby to feed from both breasts at every feeding? more


What Are The Signs My Baby Is Hungry?

How can I tell when my breastfed baby is hungry and not just fussy for other reasons? more

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What Is Breast Crawl?

Will my baby instinctively know how to breastfeed when he is born? more

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Baby’s First Breastfeeding

You’ve read the books. You’ve watched the videos. You’ve attended the classes. You’ve anticipated and wondered: “Will I be able to breastfeed?” “Will it be painful?” “Will I make enough milk?” “What will I do if I can’t breastfeed?” Truthfully,... more


10 Benefits Of Skin-To-Skin Contact

During pregnancy, babies are as close to their moms as they can be—getting warmth, food, protection, and oxygen from their mother’s body. Then, labor occurs and babies suddenly find themselves without immediate access to those essential needs. It is not... more

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Do I Need To Wake My Baby To Breastfeed?

Can a mother allow her baby to sleep through the night or should she wake him every 2–3 hours day and night to eat? more