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COVID Pandemic Pushes CT Breastfeeding Services Online

Kathryn Phillips gave birth to her son in 2019, spending the first few months bonding with other new mums at a breastfeeding support group in Guilford. But when her baby was six months old, the pandemic hit, shutting down much of the state and moving her group, and many other aspects of life, online. “It’s […]

Lactation education

Lactation Specialists Help New Moms Reach Their Breastfeeding Goals

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital helps mothers breastfeed their babies because of the many benefits for both mother and baby. For infants, breastfeeding can reduce their risk of infections, sudden infant death syndrome, diabetes, obesity, asthma and allergies, and certain cancers. For mothers, breastfeeding helps with weight loss and lowers the risk of certain cancers, […]

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Lactation consultant helping moms achieve their breastfeeding goals

Lactation is an ancient adaptation perhaps 300 million years old. Each species of mammal has its own variety of milk and even each mother has its own variety. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant’s life, with continued breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond, is recognized as the “gold” standard […]

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DOH-Miami-Dade and Partners Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month with 2021 BreastfeedMIAMI and The Art of Breastfeeding

Miami, Florida – In recognition of National Breastfeeding Month, the Florida Department of Health’s WIC program in Miami-Dade County and local partners will host 2021 BreastfeedMIAMI. This year’s theme— Breastfeeding: at every stage emphasizes the importance of ‘continuity of care’, emphasizing that breastfeeding is the foundation of good health throughout life for mothers, fathers and […]

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Supporting breastfeeding workers is not limited to lactation rooms, says director of nursing application

“Pumpspotting started on the dirty floor of an airport bathroom,” Leila Zayed, senior director of business strategy for breastfeeding app Pumpspotting, told HR Dive. Company founder and CEO Amy VanHaren was huddled on the floor, pumping breast milk, when she realized how little support there was for breastfeeding and working parents. “After a long flight […]

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Lactation Specialists Help New Moms Overcome Breastfeeding Barriers

The WHO has stated that universal breastfeeding can save 820,000 lives each year. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi have some of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the country, according to the CDC. This is why the work done by lactation specialists is important as they try to encourage and educate new moms about […]

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The Medical Minute: Lactation Consultants Can Help Mothers Breastfeed Successfully

Nothing beats breast milk for babies. It provides the nutrition they need, protection against digestive problems, and immunity against various diseases. Yet for something so natural, breastfeeding is rarely natural. Fortunately, lactation consultants can help new moms anticipate and overcome almost any obstacle on the road to breastfeeding success. Nancy McDaniel, Registered Nurse and International […]

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Lactation Proclamation Promotes Aboriginal Breastfeeding | News

LANSING — Doodooshaaboo, or breastfeeding, is a traditional practice in the Anishinaabek culture, but today’s Indigenous mothers and babies have statistically one of the lowest rates of exclusive breastfeeding at six months of age in all races or ethnicities nationwide, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The organization recommends that babies be fed exclusively […]

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Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Suggests ‘Breastfeeding’, ‘Father’s Milk’ in New Guidelines

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine has released guidelines that suggest using terms such as “breastfeeding”, “breastfeeding” and “parents’ milk” to promote what it calls “gender-neutral language”. . The ABM’s position statement on “Infant Feeding and Breastfeeding Language and Gender,” co-authored by eight physicians and the academy, said “using a asexual or non-sexist language is appropriate […]

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Lactation resources are helping more parents during the pandemic

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Feeding your child can be a very personal and bonding experience, whether through breastfeeding or bottle-feeding. Although we’ve made strides in making breastfeeding a more accessible option, experts say we still have room to grow. “It’s a process, and our culture doesn’t make it easy,” said Kathy Leeper, medical director of […]

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Breastfeeding and alcohol: do they mix?

Because August is National Breastfeeding Month, we have a cover story about it. AT Contemporary OB/GYN®, our editorial meetings include an analysis of the top performing articles in online metrics. One that is consistently at the top is the 2018 article titled “Alcohol and breastfeeding: what are the risks?”1 We wanted to dig deeper and […]

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WHO dispels misconceptions about breastfeeding in the medical community

August 05, 2021 4 minute read Source/Disclosures Source: Healio Interview Disclosures: Healio Primary Care was unable to confirm relevant financial information for Fore, Grummer-Strawn and Tedros at the time of publication. ADD A SUBJECT TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are published on Please provide your email address to receive an email […]

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Brookings Registry | Brookings Health Recognized for Excellence in Lactation Care

BROOKINGS – The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) have recognized Brookings Health System for excellence in lactation care, the only organization in the Dakotas to achieve this recognition. Brookings Health System received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition of recruiting professionals who hold the prestigious International […]

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DOH-Pasco and WIC recognize World Breastfeeding Week

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2021 from August 1-7, 2021. The theme for this year is Protecting Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility. DOH-Pasco observes World Breastfeeding Week by participating in the West Coast Breastfeeding Task […]

Breastfeeding laws

World Breastfeeding Week: Breastfeeding laws for working mothers in India you need to know

Breastfeeding Laws for Working Mothers in India: According to experts, it is recommended that a baby be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months so that he receives the nutrients and antibodies necessary to fight diseases. While the attitude towards breastfeeding in India is generally influenced by social, cultural and economic factors, many women fail […]