Legislation

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 …

Breastfeeding is Bipartisan: Ask Your Candidates Where They Stand! Read More »

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 …

Best for Babes “Nursing in Public” Harassment Hotline Read More »

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 …

Tell Congress: Fund WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors! Read More »

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 …

Re: Gov Scott & powdered infant formula during a disaster Read More »

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 …

United States Lactation Consultant Association Announces Read More »

Major New Commitment to Hospital Breastfeeding Support

  Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health care system caring for mothers and babies, announced today its commitment to support breastfeeding as a measure of hospital quality and a key strategy in preventing childhood obesity. By 2013, its 29 hospitals that offer maternal and child health services will be designated as Baby-Friendly, and/or participate …

Major New Commitment to Hospital Breastfeeding Support Read More »

Contact Representatives and Senators Now…Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2011

LATEST INFO ON THE BREASTFEEDING PROMOTION ACT OF 2011 The US Breastfeeding Committee is encouraging supporters to contact their Members of Congress to ask them to expand working mothers’ right to breastfeed.  The Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2011 includes two provisions that would protect and expand working mothers’ right to breastfeed by 1) amending civil …

Contact Representatives and Senators Now…Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2011 Read More »

IRS Decision a Victory for Nursing Mothers Everywhere

Breastfeeding Equipment to be Allowed as Medical Tax Deduction and Reimbursed by Flexible Health Spending Accounts Washington, D.C. – In response to a request from Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tom Harkin (D-IA), and Representatives Sander Levin (D-MI) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced they will reverse a ruling that denies …

IRS Decision a Victory for Nursing Mothers Everywhere Read More »

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 …

Health Care Law Kicks into Second Gear Read More »

Moms Rising Petition re: The Child Nutrition Act

Moms Rising has provided us with an opportunity to contact our Federal legislators regarding an important infant feeding issue. Breastfeeding suffers from a number of barriers, including the often unsubstantiated claims that formula manufacturers engage in to persuade vulnerable mothers to use their products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates safety but not efficacy …

Moms Rising Petition re: The Child Nutrition Act Read More »