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ECABS National Breastfeeding Month Award Night 2017

Our 2017 Breastfeeding Award Night had to be postponed till September, so we didn’t get to celebrate during National Breastfeeding Month.  We had the Award Night at Baptist Hospital on September 21, 2017. We were able to honor an awardee for her support and advocacy for breastfeeding in our area. Jayne Voyles, RN, BSN, LCCE, FACCE, IBCLC Lactation Consultant at Baptist Hospital in …

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National Breastfeeding Month Celebration: Thursday August 15th.

ECABS is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month this coming Thursday, August 15th at the Sacred Heart MOB Meeting Room (off the main lobby) in Pensacola. The celebration will begin at 6:30p.m. with a welcome to all those present. We will be presenting the third annual ECABS Awards to highlight individuals in our community who …

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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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World Breastfeeding Award Nominations Close Wednesday

This is a reminder that the deadline is approaching for nominations for World Breastfeeding Week and Month in August with a special meeting to honor two groups of individuals: 1) physicians who have used their influence to change breastfeeding acceptance in our area and 2) breastfeeding supporters (including physicians) who go above and beyond the …

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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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Lab-Made “Imitation” Breast Milk Puts Infants at Risk, Study Shows

A new study shows that efforts to imitate human breast milk in the laboratory by fortifying infant formula with oils from algae and fungus are a marketing gimmick that puts infants at risk. The full report is also available. Study findings include: Serious risks in premarket safety tests ignored Infants seriously sickened by what some …

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Breastfeeding May Foil Atopic Disease in High-Risk Infants

Exclusive breastfeeding for at least four months may prevent or delay some atopic disease in infants at high risk for these conditions, according to a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The new guidance, published in the January issue of Pediatrics, replaces an AAP policy statement from 2000. To prepare it, Frank Greer, …

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