I was so very fortunate enough to meet Prof. Miriam Labbok on a speaking tour I organised with the team from the Lactation Resource Centre for the Australian Breastfeeding Association in 2012. I was also very sad to hear that Miriam passed away earlier this year, 2016. Thank you for all you have done for the women of the world.
I share the following article for your information and continual sharing with your family, friends and colleagues.
An article published in the June 2014 Practical Parenting Magazine offers some great advice from Expert Sandy...
Here is a summary of the key topics and some of the questions asked, please see the full article which you can download, a link is provided at the bottom of the article.
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'It is every human beings right to be breastfed / have access to breastmilk for the first six months of life, which may continue up to two years of age!' - States the WHO Code
During the first six months, the ideal first nutrition of an infant is mother’s milk. Baby's second nutrition begins with small tastes of food, perhaps sharing at a family mealtime. This awakens the touch, smell, taste
Beginning in utero and on birthing, a baby's gut is still developing and very immature. In utero the baby is nourished through the umbilicum, with breast milk being the continuum of this nourishing process on birthing. Breast milk is the bridge between the inside and outside world. Breast milk houses natural human nutrients for the immature gut and body systems to continue to develop outside the womb.