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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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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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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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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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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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USA Today article on Break Time Policies for Moms

This article discusses the new Health Care Reform Provision that requires unpaid break time for mothers to be able to pump. It outlines the requirements and some of the needs. It also points out that the policy does not cover everyone. “The legislation covers only women who are paid an hourly wage, not a salary, …

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