Breastfeeding News

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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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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World Breastfeeding Week & Month Awards Nominations

The Emerald Coast Alliance for Breastfeeding Support will again celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and 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. We have developed a special section …

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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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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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