Welcome additions to the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative

Welcome additions to the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative

Thursday, August 6, 2020

We are delighted to share three new additions to the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI): a new Manual on BFHI for small, sick and premature newborns; an updated Training Course for maternity staff; and a first-ever Competency Verification Toolkit. The Toolkit and Training course will help facilities meet the 2018 Step 2 requirements to “Ensure … Read More

Mothering Through Breastfeeding
While Homebound

Monday, August 3, 2020

Tips to entertain your little ones when you have to stay at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, or any reason! By Marcella Bonanno — Italy Due to the spread of COVID-19, Italy has been on lockdown since March 11. Almost two months locked in our homes, without social contacts or the usual daily routine is … Read More

Eight Strategies for Breastfeeding During a Natural Disaster

Monday, August 3, 2020

By Amber Ziring — Oregon, USA Earthquakes strike when you least expect them, and I certainly had not planned for a 7.8 magnitude earthquake while on vacation with my family in Costa Rica. I managed to duck and cover with my 23-month-old and then we fled for high ground, realizing a tsunami might be coming. … Read More

It Takes a Village to Raise a Mother

Monday, August 3, 2020

An African American grandmother’s journey to support breastfeeding during the Lenten season, amid COVID-19 restrictions By Altrena G. Mukuria – Maryland, USA On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, my daughter gave birth to my first grandchild. I was on my way from Maryland to Texas, USA, amid the COVID-19 shutdown. Nonetheless, I was overcome by joy … Read More

Father’s Day Around the World

Monday, August 3, 2020

By Valentina Attanasio, BT Managing Editor Father’s Day is a very special occasion for children to honor the love and care that their fathers provide. Celebrated worldwide, it’s also a day that reminds us of the invaluable contribution that fathers and father figures make to their families and to society. Father’s Day is celebrated on … Read More

Four Reasons to Go Outdoors
and Breastfeed in Nature

Monday, August 3, 2020

This year, World Breastfeeding Week’s theme is the impact of infant feeding on the environment/climate change, and the imperative to protect, promote and support breastfeeding for the health of the planet and its people. In honor of this important event, here is an article that we hope will stir you to enjoy breastfeeding in nature, … Read More

Dear Readers

Monday, August 3, 2020

Dear Readers, Over these past few months our world has been turned upside down due to the spread of COVID-19 and all the strict measures needed for our safety. To face this “new” life, we’ve learnt how to live differently, using all our available resources in alternative ways. We’ve learnt to be more creative, to … Read More

World Breastfeeding Week 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

This year the theme for World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet! Skip to: Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet Skip to: LLLI Resources for WBW Skip to: Some La Leche League Events Skip to: Collaborative Events – Get Involved! Skip to: Achieving Health Equity: Providing Skilled Breastfeeding Support Universally SUPPORT … Read More

LLLI News 27 July 2020

Monday, July 27, 2020

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