Supporting Breastfeeding

Teaching Black Women To Embrace Breast-Feeding

American mothers as a whole do not breast-feed their babies as much as health experts would like, but African-American moms have the lowest rates of all — by some measures, they are half as likely to nurse as whites and Hispanics. The federal government, some hospitals and nonprofits are trying different strategies to close this nursing …

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Workplace Breastfeeding Programs

The National Business Group on Health has a new document that features best practices from 5 businesses that have workplace breastfeeding programs. You can access the document at the link below. It features best practices from CIGNA Corp, Corning, Inc., CVS Caremark, Occidental Oil and Gas Corp and Texas Instruments. Workplace Breastfeeding Programs: Employer Case …

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Energy Expenditure for Breastfeeding and Bottle-Feeding Preterm Infants

Energy Expenditure for Breastfeeding and Bottle-Feeding Preterm Infants Irit Berger, MD, Valentin Weintraub, PhD, Shaul Dollberg, MD, Rozalia Kopolovitz, RN and Dror Mandel, MD Department of Neonatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that resting energy expenditure (REE) would be higher after breastfeeding than after bottle-feeding. METHODS: Nineteen preterm infants …

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Skin-to-Skin Contact and/or Oral 25% Dextrose for Procedural Pain Relief for Term Newborn Infants

Skin-to-Skin Contact and/or Oral 25% Dextrose for Procedural Pain Relief for Term Newborn Infants OBJECTIVE: The goal was to compare the efficacy of oral 25% dextrose treatment and/or skin-to-skin contact for analgesia in term newborns during intramuscular injection of a hepatitis B vaccine. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, partially blinded, clinical trial was performed with 640 …

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FREE WEBINAR: Supporting Breastfeeding During Flu Season

Supporting Breastfeeding During Flu Season:Working with the CDC Guidelines in Your Hospital ILCA and USLCA are pleased to announce a FREE webinar for ILCA members and the lactation community, “Supporting Breastfeeding During Flu Season.” The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and is designed for lactation consultants, educators, and …

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USBreastfeeding Committee Press Release

Workplace Lactation Support Opportunities Abound FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 16, 2009Washington, DC—With the release of The Shriver Report by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress, the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) reminds employers that family-friendly policies and programs that include worksite lactation support bring significant economic benefits to employers, while also improving …

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