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ECABS president co-authors book on infant care

Miriam Chickering and Ronda Yoder (president of ECABS) recently released a new book entitled The Gentle Art of Mothering: A Christian Guide to Infant Care. As many of you know, this book has been in the works for the past two years. Initially, they began with a need to write an evidenced-based mothering book from …

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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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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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W.K. Kellogg Foundation Awards Grant to U.S. Breastfeeding Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Megan Renner, 202.367.1132, mrenner@usbreastfeeding.org W.K. Kellogg Foundation Awards Grant to U.S. Breastfeeding Committee to Build National and State Coalitions to Implement Policy, Systems, and Environmental ChangeWashington, DC—The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is pleased to announce receipt of a $694,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The three-year award will fund a two-part initiative …

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Keeping formula marketing out of hospitals: A campaign for women

By: Elizabeth Ben-Ishai Last week’s launch of Public Citizen’s campaign to stop infant formula marketing in healthcare facilities got lots of people talking – and acting. In less than a week, more than 13,000 people signed their names to a petition calling on the three major formula companies to stop using healthcare facilities to market their products. Dozens of newsoutlets and blogs covered the campaign’s launch, which also included …

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Should Infant Feeding Recommendations Be Based on Science?

United States Lactation Consultant Association Press Release Date: March 2012 Contact: Scott Sherwood                                                                For immediate release Tel. 919-861-4543 Email:ExecutiveDirector@uslca.org Should Infant Feeding Recommendations Be Based on Science? Morrisville, NC -In a new study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), 36 new mothers and supporters including family members and health care providers shared the difficulties …

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United States Lactation Consultant Association Announces

Date: January 2012   Contact: Scott Sherwood                                                              For immediate release Tel. 919-861-4543 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              919-861-4543      end_of_the_skype_highlighting Email: ScottSherwood@uslcaonline.org   Morrisville, NC–January 20 marks the anniversary of Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin’s historic Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. Dr. Benjamin challenged all Americans to do their part to remove barriers to breastfeeding.   Breastfeeding is …

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Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators Released!

The Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators were released yesterday.  The Maternal, Infant and Child Health Objectives are available athttp://healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/objectiveslist.aspx?topicId=26#93911. In addition to the goals for breastfeeding initiation, 6 months, 1 year and exclusive breastfeeding at 3 month and 6 month objectives, there are objectives for worksite lactation support programs, reducing the supplementation in first …

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