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Telling a new story about risk: gender, breastfeeding and broadening the questions on child survival  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no2EN.pdf

Argues that breasfeeding should not be seen soley as risky behaviour when looking and studying women, HIV transmission and child survival.

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Published: 2006
Risks, rights and regulation: communicating about risks and infant feeding: discussion paper  
http://www.nnewh.org/images/upload/attach/46bb%20vanEsterik.pdf

Focuses on environmental risks associated with breastfeeding, and examines the sometimes contradictory information presented to the public on the well-documented benefits of breastfeeding versus the risk of environmental toxins contaminating breast milk. Reviews, summarizes, and analyzes some of this research, examines what different constituent groups are doing with this information, and concludes with suggestions for further research and advocacy inititatives.

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Published: 2000, 2001
Breastfeeding is priceless

Lists the short- and long-term benefits of breastfeeding for babies, premature infants, children, and mothers. Also covers the costs of not breastfeeding. Includes references.

Published: 2003
Supporting breastfeeding in child care

Argues that quality child care includes supporting the success and continuation of breastfeeding. Explores the health benefits of breastfeeding. Discusses how to determine whether your setting is breastfeeding-friendly and how to create breastfeeding-friendly child care.

Published: 2001
Breastfeeding

Outlines the health benefits of breastfeeding. Answers common questions about breastfeeding, such as how to tell if the baby is feeding well, when should mothers express their breast milk, and how to store expressed breast milk.

Published: 2003
Breast feeding

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding the benefits and management of breastfeeding.

Published: 1999
Breast cancer, pregnancy, and breastfeeding

Reviews evidence on whether pregnancy and breastfeeding change the lifetime risk for breast cancer in women.

Published: 2002
Exclusive breast-feeding and HIV infection

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding infant feeding options in the presence of HIV infection.

Published: 2002
A breastfeeding study in a rural population in South Australia

Examines breastfeeding rates at 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months postpartum in a rural community. Discusses women’s postnatal breastfeeding needs.

Published: 2006
Breastfeeding  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/main/lcdc/web/brch/factshts/brstfd_e.html

Presents information on the benefits of breastfeeding. Provides selected results from a Health Canada analysis of the National Population Health Survey (NPHS) and the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) on breastfeeding initiation and breastfeeding across Canada.

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Published: 1998