Breastfeeding: Contemporary Issues in Practice and Policy by Janet Dalzell

By Janet Dalzell

In fresh a long time, international healthcare pros and companies have shaped a large, evidence-based consensus that breastfeeding is mostly the most suitable choice for either mom and child. despite the fact that, ladies and pros alike frequently face a sea of moving attitudes and values, and intricate social, cultural, political and fiscal components that could effect women's feeding judgements. This ebook examines the worldwide facts, and the criteria that impact women's judgements round starting up breastfeeding and holding it in the course of the first 12 months in their kid's lives. It outlines power parts for improvement and coverage switch at practitioner and strategic degrees, and indicates how health and wellbeing pros can successfully converse and supply details to assist ladies make unpressured yet educated judgements. Breastfeeding - modern concerns in perform and coverage is vital interpreting for healthcare pros, coverage movers and shapers, and all people with an curiosity in breastfeeding who desire to impression the advance of comparable regulations, practices and healthcare companies.

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BMJ. 1998; 316: 1177–22. 12 UNICEF/WHO. The UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: ten steps to successful breastfeeding. New York: UNICEF; 1992. 13 Ibid. 14 UNICEF. UNICEF UK Baby-Friendly Initiative: the Seven Point Plan for sustaining breastfeeding in the community. New York: UNICEF; 2008. pdf (accessed 7 October 2009). 15 Malik ANJ, Cutting WAM. Breast feeding: the baby friendly initiative. BMJ. 1998; 316: 1548–9. 16 Moore T, Gauld R, Williams S. Implementing Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Policy: the case of New Zealand public hospitals.

Vignette: Seeing is believing ‘A lot of people think it’s better breastfeeding, but I’d rather bottle feed. When I get pregnant with the next one, I’m going to try breastfeeding. My friend and my cousin, they are all breastfeeding, and their babies seem a lot better. ’ Reflect What strategies might professionals use in situations where women do not have the benefit of role models for breastfeeding in their family or social circle? Role modelling is linked directly to an individual’s value system and attitudes.

22 World Health Organization. Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding, op. cit. 23 Ibid. 24 World Health Organization. Global Immunization Strategy. 2008. pdf (accessed 8 October 2009). 25 Wise J. Companies still breaking milk marketing code. BMJ. 1998; 316: 1111. 26 Taylor A. Violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes: prevalence in four countries. BMJ. 1998; 316: 1177–22. 27 Watts J. Manufacturers face jail after baby milk kills 50 in China. Lancet.

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