Please post things here that you see about breastfeeding in the news, other announcements, etc...

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I just watched the trailer for this film, still in production. It looks like a "Business of Being Born" for breastfeeding:

www.formulafedamerica.com

i think i clicked on the Who's Who page to see the trailer.
Wow, glad a film like this is getting out there! There are so many misconceptions about breastfeeding. People need facts!
news media is reporting this week on a study published recently by Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. http://www.ntnu.no/news/breastfeeding

Here is the Headline:
Breastfeeding is not as beneficial as once thought
Feeling guilty that you didn’t breastfeed your children enough – or at all? Relax. New research shows that breast milk is not as important for either the mother or the child's health.

There are many reasons this conclusion is short-sighted.

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative addresses this study in this statement: http://www.babyfriendly.org.uk/items/item_detail.asp?item=620

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine published a press release today also: www.bfmed.org
1/13/2010
ABM Reacts to Misleading Breastfeeding Study
Gabrielle Palmer discussing supporting breastfeeding during emergencies, like the earthquake in Haiti. Why well-meaning donations of artificial infant formula increase the death rate for babies living in the aftermath of disaters.Gabrielle Palmer - The Politics of Breastfeeding
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxW5Zu-FNlY
Gabrielle Palmer, author of The Politics of Breastfeeding, at Heffers bookshop in Cambridge on January 14th, 2010 talking about the politics of breastfeeding and feeding babies in disasters with specific references to the Haiti earthquake. ...

If you'd like to donate to an organization that promotes breastfeeding, check out www.savethechildren.org US or UK

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