Calling For Greater Transparency From Infant Formula Corporations

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Sometimes I enjoy the work of a page or an organization, and decide to make them a fence. And sometimes pages, new to me, approach me and I look at their work closer. I have learned of quite a few interesting groups this way.
This time it is Calling for Greater Transparency from Infant Formula Corporations that has a very good message and goal that I agree with.

In their own words:

“Trying to get the Director-General of the World Health Organization to change the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes to include a clause that specifies infant formula companies have to print health warnings on their labels.

The aim of this page is to gain support for a change in the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. That is:
-They print the health risks of using their products on their tins/cartons

This page is also against practices that are not in a child’s best interests such as: infant circumcision, crying it out, spanking, etc.”

Attached Parents at Work (AP for working parents)

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This is another great parenting place that has principles. Everything activism and more, plus they are not stay at home parents so some things are more challenging for them than for the rest of us. So, check Attached Parents at Work out and feel free to join their community to learn something new every day, and find support if you are a working parent as well. Find them on Facebook.

In their own words:
“A community for attachment parenting and gentle discipline, especially for parents who work or go to school.
This is a PEACEFUL community for support, education and camaraderie. If you enjoy a heated debate then this is not the page for you. We’re not competing to see who is the crunchiest here. Please, no attachment parenting (AP) police. We all use AP to varying degrees and I ask that you respect other parents who have tailored it to fit their family’s unique needs. Some of us vaccinate, do not co-sleep or *gasp* formula feed. We do have a zero tolerance policy on trolling, personal attacks or misinformation that could potentially harm someone or promotes violence against children.”

Our Muddy Boots (Positive Parenting)

Mother’s love knows no limits, and in this case this love touches anyone who comes in contact with this positively-contagious site. Changing minds one at a time. Caution: You will cry, not even once, so get your tissues ready and enjoy.
Find them on Facebook.

In their own words:
This page serves as a place for those practicing attachment parenting to come for support without being told you should be doing it differently.
It is also a place for those who want to be surrounded by like-minded parents while learning to connect with their children instead of distancing themselves from them.
We are an Attachment Parenting advocacy page. There is no room here for proponents of cry it out, sleep training or scheduled feedings. If you are currently doing these things and want to try this way- you are in the right place.

Zen Parenting

My favorite place run by a good friend about “Education. Activism. Peace, Love, and Zen”. Listen to the fence and check them out!
Find them on Facebook.

In her own words:
Some people have referred to me as “crunchy,” “granola,” “Earth Mother,” “hippie,” and even “laughable,” “stupid,” and “crazy” (but I have to consider those sources). I don’t really identify as any of those. I’m just me. I just love my son and think the sun shines out of the cute little butt that I would do anything to protect. I want to raise him in the kind of world he deserves and I feel it is my duty as a human being to do my part to make it so. If this sounds like you, you’ve landed on the right page.

The Single Crunch (Single Parenting)

Single-parenting is NOT bad parenting as this site demonstrates, or parenting that lacks something because one of the parties doesn’t participate in the family life. Some single parents create such wonderful lives for their kids that one can only admire and respect them for what they are doing. It is not easy, it is very challenging, but it is SO worth it!
Find them on Facebook.

In her own words:
Single Momma trying to steer my canoe out of the mainstream. Following the principles of attachment parenting and not looking back. Let’s talk about breastfeeding, child-led weaning, gentle parenting, co-sleeping, homeschooling, unschooling, and healthy diets for our families. Let’s not talk so much about baby training, hitting, or anything else that makes us wear a sadface. Let’s not be dramatic. Let’s be polite and intelligent. Let’s ask questions and not feel silly or judged. Let’s be honest and supportive. Let’s all remember that ultimately we are all trying to do what’s best for our children. Also, let’s remember that there are lots of young, single moms out there who just may be interested in trying AP – let’s always talk to them about it.

KellyMom.com (Breastfeeding)

Some parenting choices include doing what’s best for the baby. There is a lot of information out there that is not correct and lots is misunderstood about the most natural act – breastfeeding your child. Think about both your baby’s and your own health. This site will help you do your research to make an informed decision.
Find them on Facebook.

Baby-Led Weaning (Introducing solids)

Something I wish I’d known with my first to save myself hours spent on needlessly preparing these mushy things, freezing, spoon-feeding, and now I have myself a very picky eater who just hates food. With my second I chose this route and he started his solids around 8 months, when he clearly indicated he was interested in trying something else besides nursing. No pressure on my side, no forcing him to try things he didn’t want to try, no forced spoon-feedings. But guess what? He eats ANYTHING! I am not even kidding. He loves to eat, period. Definitely something every parent should know.
For more info and tips check here. Continue reading