Breastfeeding Gateway FAQ

The Breastfeeding Information Gateway has compiled the following frequently asked questions to help you better understand and navigate this site!

Why was the Breastfeeding Information Gateway developed?

The Breastfeeding Information Gateway was developed by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action to provide a one stop for a full continuum of timely breastfeeding resources, including essential information on breastfeeding related issues, research, laws and policies, educational programs, and social networks. By directing users to relevant and reliable breastfeeding information that already exist online, the gateway minimizes the amount of time spent searching and navigating. The resources and information highlighted on the site are not meant to be exhaustive, but serve as a starting point as you further refine your searches.

Whom does the Breastfeeding Gateway serve?

Our primary target audience includes:
• Researchers and policymakers
• Pregnant and breastfeeding women
• Related health-care professionals, including counselors and peer supporters

The general public is welcome access to this information and resources! (Do we need this question, or this sentence?)

What if I can’t find what I’m looking for?

If you are unable to find the exact information you are looking for, type the keyword or keywords into the general “Search” box located on the main page. If you are still unable to find the information, please send us a message and we will make note of it and include it in the appropriate section on the site.

Where do you get your information?

The development team has done a thorough internet search on each topic area and consulted a team of breastfeeding experts to come up with a comprehensive database of reliable and regularly updated resources.

Why should I use this gateway instead of other search engines?

You are welcome to use any search engine you wish. However, you may find that the Breastfeeding Gateway is better suited for your breastfeeding-specific searches and may provide more accurate results. The gateway is simply a way of refining your search and minimizing the amount of time you spend “link surfing”.

How do I submit a broken link?

Please email our webmaster at:here