Infant Safety

Substance Exposed Newborn – Call To Action Workshop

Regional workshop for Northwest Florida on the Substance Exposed Newborn to be held at Lakeview Center on April 26th – 8:30 am – 4 pm.  This meeting is an outgrowth of the wonderful dialogue started at the ECABS Methadone presentation last November. Mission: To reduce the Prevalence of Substance Exposed Newborns by promoting a collaborative …

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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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Public Citizen calls for discontinuing hospital formula marketing

Hospitals should be in the business of promoting health, not enriching infant formula makers. But infant formula manufacturers are using the vast majority of U.S. hospitals to market their products. Public Citizen has sent letters, cosigned by more than 100 other organizations, to 2600 hospitals across the country asking that they stop giving new mothers …

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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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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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Risks of Not Breastfeeding-New ILCA Publication

This manageable publication (8 printed pages, plus a citation list of 120 research articles in the reference section) puts at your fingertips the evidence-base demonstrating breastfeeding as the biologic norm, and a public health imperative.  It puts — all into one place — an easy-to-understand explanation of the latest relevant and credible research regarding breastfeeding and human …

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Still looking for a “Few Good Women” for Fair Volunteers

We are still looking for some Fair Booth Volunteers for the following shifts: Saturday 10/23 10a-12p; 12p-2p, 2p-4p, 6:30-9p Sunday 10/24 10a-12p; 12p-2p,     6:30-9p (2 people) Saturday 10/30 2p-4p, 4-6:30p, 6:30-9p Sunday 10/31 10a-12p (2 people); 12p-2p,  4-6:30p (2 people) Please notify those in your circle of influence. Appreciate all the help. If you …

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Health Care Law Kicks into Second Gear

Carla K. Johnson (Associated Press) September 23, 2010 New health insurance policies beginning on or after Sept. 23 must cover — without charge — preventive care that’s backed up by the best scientific evidence. Most people will see this benefit, part of the Obama administration’s health care overhaul, starting Jan. 1. The list includes tests …

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Abbott recalls beetle-tainted Similac baby formula

(Reuters) – Abbott Laboratories Inc said it is voluntarily recalling millions of containers of its top-selling Similac powdered infant formulas after beetles were found in the products and in a Michigan plant where they are made.

Abbott said on Wednesday that the recall, which could result in $100 million of lost revenue, comes after reports by two consumers of contamination, and its inspection of an area of the plant in Sturgis, Michigan, where beetles or their larvae were found.

Dr. Thomas Hale’s InfantRisk Center is OPEN!!

Each year, more than 4.3 million women give birth in the U.S.  Virtually all of these women will use at least one medication during pregnancy or during breastfeeding. The InfantRisk Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date evidence-based information on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Our goal is to provide accurate information regarding the …

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