Just how passionate are you about breastfeeding? Do you consider yourself a lactivist? Perhaps you proudly use this term to describe yourself, or perhaps you're hearing this term for the first time? So, what exactly is a lactivist? And what impact does it have on the breastfeeding community?
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We’re moms and we all want what’s best for our babies, right? If we truly believe that, then why aren’t we more supportive of one another? We can’t possibly know all the reasons behind a mom’s decision to feed her baby- whether it’s by breastfeeding, pumping, milk sharing, or formula feeding. And still we end up judging one another, unfairly. So, how can we change this?
There's an international code many lactation professionals and baby-friendly hospitals are trying to follow, and it impacts how products related to breastfeeding and pumping are marketed to the public. Learn more about the code and how the WHO Code impacts moms here in the United States.