Supporting Breastfeeding

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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Survey for Breastfeeding Advocates Who are Not IBCLCs

We are researchers from the University of South Florida, College of Public Health and we are looking for participants to take part in a brief (5 minute) online survey. The purpose of this survey is to assess the need for a breastfeeding education and clinical training program that would train students and professionals to become …

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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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IBCLCs Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Once again, the land is awash in October pink, as the nation focuses on Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As breastfeeding experts, the members of the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) applauds efforts to raise breast cancer awareness and raise funds to explore ways to prevent and cure this disease that affects close to one …

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