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Breaking NEWS – Closing the gap on Breastfeeding Promotion Senate Bill

Coalition Designated Contributors: Legislative text was released last night for the Senate health reform bill, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Here’s the direct link to the PDF of the Senate bill: http://democrats.senate.gov/reform/patient-protection-affordable-care-act.pdf The breastfeeding provision is on page 1239, in SEC. 4207. REASONABLE BREAK TIME FOR NURSING MOTHERS. States with existing workplace …

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CDC Clarifies H1N1 Recommendations in Obstetric Settings

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued updated guidance regarding 2009 H1N1 Influenza in the early postpartum period. Interim Guidance: Considerations Regarding 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Intrapartum and Postpartum Hospital Settings is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/guidance/obstetric.htm The new CDC guidance clarifies earlier recommendations for labor and delivery, postpartum, and newborn care settings when …

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USBreastfeeding Committee Press Release

Workplace Lactation Support Opportunities Abound FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 16, 2009Washington, DC—With the release of The Shriver Report by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress, the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) reminds employers that family-friendly policies and programs that include worksite lactation support bring significant economic benefits to employers, while also improving …

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2009 H1N1 Influenza: Pregnant Women and Newborns: TOMORROW

COCA Conference Call: 2009 H1N1 Influenza: Pregnant Women and Newborns: Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hours (CME, CNE, CEU and CHES) are available for this COCA Conference Call! Speakers: Dr. Sonja Rasmussen and Dr. Wanda Barfield Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Call-in number: 888-283-2960 Passcode: 7113863 The PowerPoint Presentation will be available on …

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