Breastfeeding News

ECABS National Breastfeeding Month Awards Night 2016

Tonight we were able to honor two awardees for their support and advocacy for breastfeeding in our area. Dr. Jason Straub, Pediatrician at Pensacola Pediatrics in Pensacola, is the 2016 recipient of the Physician Leadership Award and Judi Deavenport RNC, BSN, Labor & Delivery Nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL is the recipient of the Frankie Mims Spirit …

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The Pensacola Interstate Fair is about to start! We need volunteers

We will again be sponsoring and managing a breastfeeding support booth at the Pensacola Interstate Fair on October 16th to 26th. ECABS will provide an area for moms to breastfeed in a clean, private area as well as provide a changing table, supplies, and water for moms. This will be our FIFTH year at the fair. We’ve …

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Nominations Still Open for August National Breastfeeding Month Awards

The Emerald Coast Alliance for Breastfeeding Support will again celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month in August with a special meeting to honor physicians and breastfeeding supporters who go above and beyond the norm in their support, protection and promotion of breastfeeding. We would like your help in this endeavor. Nominations for these awards …

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The fair is coming! ECABS need volunteers for fair booth!

We will once again be sponsoring and managing a breastfeeding support booth at the Pensacola Interstate Fair on October 17th to 27th. ECABS will provide an area for moms to breastfeed in a clean, private area as well as provide a changing table, supplies, and water for moms. This will be our FOURTH year at …

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Nominations for ECABS Awards Nears Deadline

The Emerald Coast Alliance for Breastfeeding Support will again celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month in August with a special meeting to honor physicians and breastfeeding supporters who go above and beyond the norm in their support, protection and promotion of breastfeeding. We would like your help in this endeavor. Nominations for these awards …

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It’s Only Natural – New Breastfeeding Campaign

Today, Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA announced the launch of It’s Only Natural, a new public education campaign that aims to raise awareness among African American women of the importance of and benefits associated with breastfeeding and provide helpful tips. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health collaborated …

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Developing a Successful Hospital Lactation Program

The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) will host a free webinar, Developing a Successful Hospital Lactation Program, on January 10th at 6pm EST. Presented by Rebecca Mannel, BS, IBCLC, FILCA, the presentation will describe key elements in developing and maintaining a successful hospital lactation service. Following the session, participants will be able to identify key …

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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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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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