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    102109

    Breastfeeding information resources: an international listing of sources of resource materials and organisations.

    Appropriate Health Resources and Technologies Action Group [AHRTAG]

    London, England, AHRTAG, [1994]. [2], 93 p. (AHRTAG Resource List)

    This breast feeding resource list is divided into 2 main sections. In the first section, resource materials are arranged according to the following categories: 1) reference materials and policy documents; 2) training materials and practical resources; 3) newsletters and journals; 4) posters, flannelgraphs, and flash cards; and 5) audiovisuals, including videos, films, radio scripts, and slide sets. In each section, the resources are listed alphabetically in language groupings (most are in English). Each listing describes the content, the target audience (if available), the name of the organization or individual producing it, the price (where given), and availability. The second section lists organizations involved in supporting breast feeding. These organizations have been grouped according to the following World Health Organization (WHO) regions: Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Africa, the Americas, Southeast Asia, and Western Pacific. International and regional organizations are listed first within each region, followed by national and local organizations which are listed by country. In addition to contact information, the purpose of the organization and its main activities are given. Appended to this document are 1) the WHO/UNICEF International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, 2) a description of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, 3) information on World Breast Feeding Week, 4) a listing of available training courses, 5) a list of the countries in each WHO region, and 6) a list of organizations grouped by WHO region.
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    115385

    Breast-feeding: the technical basis and recommendations for action.

    Saadeh RJ; Labbok MH; Cooney KA; Koniz-Booher P

    Geneva, Switzerland, World Health Organization [WHO], 1993. vii, 119 p. (WHO/NUT/MCH/93.1)

    This World Health Organization (WHO) publication was prepared to provide current technical information and recommendations to policymakers and program planners involved in the promotion of breast feeding. This book summarizes the discussions and recommendations that grew out of the 1990 WHO/UNICEF Technical Meeting on breast feeding. The first chapter presents a technical overview of global breast-feeding prevalence and trends for each WHO region (Africa, the Americas, the Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific). Chapter 2 looks at the practices related to breast feeding in maternity care services and in postnatal services. The implementation of programmatic changes to support breast feeding as well as cost issues are also considered. The third chapter provides a technical overview of lactation management training as well as a comment on program implementation. Chapter 4 considers the role of breast-feeding support groups from a technical and implementation viewpoint. Chapter 5 is devoted to issues of information, education, and communication in support of breast feeding as well as examples of program implementation in Brazil, Iran, Guatemala, Australia, and Kenya. Specific problems in implementation are also covered. The final chapter discusses breast feeding in working situations and covers such issues as maternity and child care entitlements on the international, national, community, and individual levels as well as cost issues. Each chapter contains specific recommendations, referrals for further reading, and references (if applicable). The Innocenti Declaration on the Protection, Promotion, and Support of Breastfeeding is annexed to the volume.
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