Advocacy

IBCLCs Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Once again, the land is awash in October pink, as the nation focuses on Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As breastfeeding experts, the members of the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) applauds efforts to raise breast cancer awareness and raise funds to explore ways to prevent and cure this disease that affects close to one …

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Breastfeeding is Bipartisan: Ask Your Candidates Where They Stand!

It’s time for our candidates to tell us where they stand on the legislation and policies that moms need and deserve to be successful in reaching their personal breastfeeding goals! Although you’ve sent over 13,000 letters to Congress in support of theBreastfeeding Promotion Act of 2011, and more than 3,600 letters to saveWIC peer counseling …

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Best for Babes “Nursing in Public” Harassment Hotline

Best for Babes (ww.bestforbabes.org) has initiated a hotline (1-855-NIP-FREE) where moms across the country who have faced NIP (nursing in public) harassment, can call to get support from someone who has walked in their shoes, and suggestions on how they too can harness their energy to help other mothers and babies by strengthening legislation, raising awareness …

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Film event to raise funds for Mother’s Milk Bank of FLORIDA – Orlando, Tuesday, Nov 13th

FLCA members, family, friends, have a great opportunity to support Florida’s first HMBANA Mother’s Milk Bank and support fragile premature infants in the process! The Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida fundraiser will be November 13 from 7p-9p. Tickets may be purchased on line at wwwmilkbankofflorida.org. You may also go online to donate by pay pal. Remember this …

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National Breastfeeding Month Celebration: Tomorrow

ECABS is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month tomorrow Thursday, August 16th at the Sacred Heart MOB Meeting Room (off the main lobby) in Pensacola. The celebration will begin at 6:30p.m. with a welcome to all those present. We will be presenting the second ECABS Awards to highlight individuals in our community who have shown …

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“Everyone Can Help Make Breastfeeding Easier”: 20 Actions in 20 Days

“Everyone Can Help Make Breastfeeding Easier”: 20 Actions in 20 Days A Social Media Campaign in Celebration of National Breastfeeding Month 2012 On August 6, 2011, the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) officially declared that August is National Breastfeeding Month. For National Breastfeeding Month 2012, the USBC invites you to join in the celebratations by participating …

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Using Human Milk in NICU

Mothers’ Milk Bank of New England has created a booklet, “Use of Pasteurized Donor Human Milk as NICU Standard of Care.” It is a template and guide for hospitals wanting to establish use of donor milk as standard of care. It is now available to download from their website, free of charge. www.milkbankne.org, on the …

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Sacred Heart Hospital Wins Best Fed Grant!

Sacred Heart Hospital was chosen to receive a grant to participate in the Best Fed Beginnings project, a national initiative to transform maternity care services in states with low breastfeeding rates. The 90 hospitals nationwide who have been picked will receive NICHQ (National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality) support to work toward Baby-Friendly designation. This …

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Tell Congress: Fund WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors!

Yesterday, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin released the National Prevention Council Action Plan, which “outlines the federal commitment to implementing…the nation’s first ever National Prevention Strategy.” Recommendation #5 under the Strategy’s Healthy Eating section specifically calls to: “Support policies and programs that promote breastfeeding,” and the Action Plan describes planned federal actions. Another recent …

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Re: Gov Scott & powdered infant formula during a disaster

There are currently at 201 signatures on the petition.  The petition is being sent out to encourage the Florida State Government to use evidence based information when educating the public for disaster planning.  As you know, hurricane season is here and we know natural disasters happen.  We would hate for the residence of Florida to …

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