[Image credit: The Age, “Charlotte Makes a Meal of Question Time“] Cheers to the ACT parliament for becoming the first parliament in Australia to get Australian Breastfeeding Association accreditation as a breastfeeding-friendly workplace, as reported in IBN News. The ABA… Read More ›
Guest posted by Kate Harding Item: School childhood obesity programs are failing, experts say Any person looking at the published literature about these programs would have to conclude that they are generally not working, said Tom Baranowski, a pediatrics professor… Read More ›
Salon’s “Milk Money”: media scrutiny of the IBMP-Prolacta partnership
I had posted this as an update to this post, but I thought it deserved a post of its own. Salon has taken up the story of the murky (until last week) relationship between the Oprah-advertised International Breastmilk Project and… Read More ›
Engage obstreperal lobes
Lauredhel has updated her post from last month about the lack of transparency surrounding ProLacta’s International Breastmilk Project with the latest news. As thought, they couldn’t lie straight in bed. Feed the wo-orld”¦ one baby, anyhow. UPDATE (8 June 2007)… Read More ›
Feed the wo-orld… one baby, anyhow.
UPDATE: 4 June 2007 Jill Youse has finally responded in the Mothering forums. We were absolutely correct. Prolacta is skimming off 75% of milk donated by mothers for Africa, for sale and for profit within the USA. Prolacta is “reimbursing”… Read More ›
That’s the document spearheading a UK campaign from five royal colleges of medicine, nursing and midwifery and backed by UNICEF, which aims to introduce laws supporting breastfeeding mothers by making it an offense for anyone to attempt to stop a… Read More ›
Parenting While Female: “It’s Not About You”
I’ve been contemplating this post: The Male Gaze… falls upon a Nursing Mother…. by Morgan Gallagher. I think there’s an important truth in there, something feminists find themselves saying over and over and over again: “It’s not about you.” Breastfeeding… Read More ›
Everyday Codebreaking in Australia, vol.1
As you know, I’ve been talking a bit about violations of the WHO Code. I’ve started collecting some examples of everyday Code-breaking in Australia. My last example was of Wyeth’s transgressions. Have you heard of Nutricia, a Dutch Numico subsidiary?… Read More ›
Pop quiz: corporate logo.
See this logo? What do you think it looks like? What do you think it’s on? Edited to add: all is now revealed.