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Having trouble breastfeeding your first child? A breastfeeding specialist offers advice for the second child

Every parent has a unique experience of breastfeeding their child – that experience may even differ from their first born to second born child. If a parent’s breastfeeding experience was negative with their first child, such as not being able to produce enough milk or the baby not latching on, the idea of ​​trying with […]

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Lactation consultants who could not breastfeed

Nichelle Clark was unable to breastfeed – a difficult path made even more difficult by the fact that she was studying to become a lactation consultant at the time. The 35-year-old from Chesapeake, Va., was battered by infertility treatments to conceive her son David in 2017 and following an emergency C-section she wanted physical independence. […]

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10 breastfeeding myths debunked by a lactation expert

Breastfeeding is the optimal source of nutrition for babies. Breastmilk, also commonly known as “Liquid Gold”, is the elixir that saves and sustains the lives of all babies. But there are always clashes between the old school of breastfeeding thought and the modern notions that are present with technological advancements. Let’s break down some of […]

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Milk Diva Lactation Services and Poplin Pediatric Dentistry Open New Collaborative Infant Feeding Clinic

The collaboration between the two specialty firms is the first and only of its kind in Central Texas. By having a Milk Diva consultant in the office alongside us, we are able to provide more comprehensive care than either practice can provide independently. — Dr. Jared Poplin AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, July 30, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — […]

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University of Toronto: U of T Mississauga’s New Lactation Pod Provides Privacy for Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding | India Education | Latest Education News | World Education News

Everyone has the right to nurse or breastfeed anywhere at the University of Toronto – and there are plenty of places on all three campuses that provide quiet, comfortable spaces for feeding and pumping. And then there’s the new lactation group at the University of Mississauga. “We’ve designated several areas around campus for nursing and […]

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Local lactation and family-at-home counselors help families in Richmond | Local business news

On a recent afternoon, Stephanie Lee sat in a chair in a first-floor bedroom, breastfeeding her one-month-old daughter, Margot. She was joined by lactation and family consultants Katie Skaggs and Kelsey Carroll, who launched their home-based business Coming Home LLC in February. They asked questions and provided advice – all the while cooing about Margot. […]

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Murkowski proposes bipartisan law on lactation spaces for veteran mothers

Every U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center would have a designated lactation space under a bipartisan bill introduced July 21 by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). “Right now, only half of VA medical centers have a nursing room, so we need to change that,” Sen. Murkowski said. “I’m proud to support female veterans […]

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County Council approves lactation rooms in county buildings and paid family leave for employees

The county council unanimously passed a pair of bills led by council member Andrew Friedson that seek to improve working conditions for county employees. A bill would require county buildings to set up lactation rooms for county employees. The legislation has undergone some changes since its first draft, which called for rooms to be equipped […]

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HEALTHY HORIZONS BREASTFEEDING CENTERS AND CORPORATE BREASTFEEDING SERVICES CELEBRATE CONTINUED GROWTH THROUGH 2022

Healthy Horizons Breastfeeding Centers and Corporate Lactation Services have been supporting working families for over 30 years Sheila Dukas-Janakos, MPH, IBCLC, LE, RLC Healthy Horizons has been supporting working families for 31 years and counting No parent should feel pressured to choose between their career and their little one. Our goal is to make sure […]

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How Workplace Lactation Support Benefits Employees and Businesses

As more women have entered the workforce, the need for lactation support has increased, but is still not recognized as an important health benefit. This can not only have a negative effect on employees, but can also extend to their families. Accommodations have been made over the years for non-essential needs such as smoking, including […]

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Breastfeeding specialist takes on Dr Hilary Jones for breastfeeding advice

A breastfeeding specialist has slammed Good Morning Britain’s Dr Hilary Jones for saying breastfed babies need extra water in hot weather. Lucy Ruddle, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), said the advice given by the TV doctor on yesterday’s show was incorrect and dangerous. During a segment on how to stay cool in the […]

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Money Diary Dietitian/Lactation Consultant Queens, NY Budget

Occupation: Dietitian/lactation consultantIndustry: Nutrition/Public HealthAge: 29Location: Queens, New YorkSalary: $80,000 ($62,000 from a full-time job + $18,000 from a part-time job) Net value : -$2,820 (Investments: $14,680, 403(b): $4,000, HYSA: $12,000 minus student loan debt. My partner, V. (she/her), and I started living together recently but we don’t share finances yet She recently got her […]

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Baker offers free lactation cookies to help mums cope with formula shortage

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Nikita Ford, a Richmond Public Schools teacher, fulfilled a lifelong dream in 2021 when she opened Sweets by Keet Bakery in Henrico’s West End. “When I became a small business owner, the one thing I said I had to do was change. Be a light to a lot of people,” Ford […]

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Audrey Roloff gets real about postpartum lactation in an Instagram post

Audrey Roloff realizes one of her postpartum struggles. (Photo via Instagram @audreyroloff) Audrey Rolloff let fans step into postpartum life. On Monday, the “Little People, Big World” star shared a video with his over 1.5 million Instagram followers, revealing an ongoing thing that’s been going on since the birth of his 8-month-old son, Radley. In […]

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Certified Lactation Consultant Provides Breastfeeding Support to Oswego Health Mothers – Oswego County Today

Oswego Health Maternity Service, Amy Ilardi, RN, is a Certified Lactation Consultant. Photo provided by Oswego Health. OSWEGO – Breastfeeding has many health benefits for mothers and babies, but it can sometimes be difficult – both emotionally and physically. A lactation consultant is often a source of emotional support and encouragement, as the first weeks […]

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Plan of lactation rooms approved by the R-III School Board

John Rohlf, editor The Warren County R-III School Board has approved a plan to designate a room in each school district building as an exclusive lactation support room. Missouri Bill 432, passed in 2021, requires school districts to adopt written policies to provide accommodations for lactating employees and students to express breast milk, breastfeed a […]

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Lactation Explained | MIT Technology Review

“We have shown that milk changes throughout lactation, even after years of milk production,” says lead author and former postdoc Brittany Goods, PhD ’17, assistant professor of engineering at Dartmouth. The most abundant cells they found were lactocytes, which expressed many genes for proteins found in breast milk as well as transporters needed to secrete […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Smart for Life ramps up manufacturing of milk powdered breastfeeding products despite infant formula shortage

Smart for Life Inc. SMFL The Doctors Scientific Organica division has accelerated the production of milk powder to increase milk production, nourish the postpartum body and help fight sugar cravings. Smart for Life develops, markets, manufactures, acquires, operates and sells a wide range of nutritional and related products. The company is executing a buy and […]

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Friedson introduces bills providing paid family leave and lactation rooms for county employees

County Council Member Andrew Friedson (on the podium) speaks at a news conference on Tuesday about legislation that would grant paid family leave to county employees and require lactation rooms in county buildings. With the support of his colleagues, County Council Member Andrew Friedson is leading efforts to provide paid family leave and lactation rooms […]

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Amid infant formula shortages, immediate emergency aid provided by Nest Collaborative, pioneers in lactation telehealth

FARMINGTON, Conn., June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nest Collaborative, the nation’s first and largest virtual lactation consultation platform, announced that it is experiencing the highest demand for daily consultations with its nationwide network of lactation consultants since the infant formula shortage began in May. Since her visits are covered by most insurers in the United […]

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Bassett Medical Center receives award for excellent lactation care

This month, the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) recognized Bassett Medical Center (BMC) for excellence in lactation care. The IBCLC Care Award recognizes that Bassett Medical Center regularly employs professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) certification and offers a lactation program […]

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O’Hare and Midway install 11 portable lactation pods to accommodate breastfeeding mothers on the fly

As travelers make their way through O’Hare International Airport this summer, they might notice a new convenience dotted among newsstands, coffee shops and popcorn stands: portable lactation pods. The Chicago Department of Aviation is installing 11 self-contained lactation pods at O’Hare and Midway airports, providing a private oasis for nursing mothers to use for free. […]

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Conway Medical Center installs lactation module

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Conway Medical Center now has a Mamava nursing pod in the lobby. “We want to make sure as a community hospital that we normalize breastfeeding, and that’s part of our process,” said Laura Baisch, lactation consultant at Conway Medical Center. The pod is equipped with air conditioning, lights, two seats and […]

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R-III addressing the need for lactation rooms in schools

John Rohlf, editor Later this month, the Warren County R-III School Board will consider a lactation support policy in district buildings. The board, at its last meeting, voted on a policy regarding lactation activities. Missouri Bill 432, passed in 2021, requires school districts to adopt written policies to provide accommodations for lactation employees and students […]

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R-III meeting the need for lactation rooms in schools

John Rohlf, editor Later this month, the Warren County R-III School Board will consider a lactation support policy in district buildings. The board, at its last meeting, voted on a policy regarding lactation activities. Missouri Bill 432, passed in 2021, requires school districts to adopt written policies to provide accommodations for lactation employees and students […]

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Lactation specialists provide breastfeeding support during formula shortage

The national shortage of infant formula puts many families in a difficult position. Some even rethink their baby’s feeding plan. While breastfeeding is normal and natural, it’s a personal choice, it’s not always easy, and it’s not for everyone. There is a lot to learn about breastfeeding. Information and support from your healthcare team can […]

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Lactation specialist offers support during formula shortage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Amid the nationwide shortage of infant formula, local breastfeeding specialists say more and more people are now calling with questions about breastfeeding. Emily Stewart of Nashville is a mother of two children. Stewart had no problem breastfeeding her first child. However, breastfeeding her 4-week-old son, Miles, has been a challenge. “I […]

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Lactation consultant Tina Vettel teaches moms twice a week at Grand Island Regional | Grand Island Local News

Twice a week, Tina Vettel has a good time with new moms who share advice, friendship and assurances. The women meet Monday mornings and Thursday evenings at the Grand Island Regional Medical Center, where Vettel serves as a lactation consultant. The support group is called “Watch Me Grow”. Vettel helps new mothers learn more about […]

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Families seek help from lactation counselors amid shortage of infant formula

Doctors and healthcare professionals are struggling to manage the current shortage of formula and the importance of postnatal care and education. Lactation Consultant and Head of Boram’s Postnatal Retreat, Melissa Kotlenjoined Gaelle Guyardo the host of the national health and wellness show Bloom with postnatal care and education tips that are essential for new moms […]

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Chester County Hospital recognized for excellence in lactation care

Image via Chester County Hospital. From left to right: Robin Frees, Michele Quigley and Colleen Hurley. In December, Chester County Hospital was named Best Hospital for Maternity Care by US News and World Reportand now he has been recognized for his excellence in lactation care. The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and the […]

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Chester County Hospital wins award for excellence in lactation care – Daily Local

WEST CHESTER – Chester County Hospital Maternity Unit continues to be nationally recognized as the best hospital for maternity care. In December, the hospital was named Best Hospital for Maternity Care by US News & World Report among other national recognitions and is now recognized for excellence in lactation care. The International Board of Lactation […]

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A lactation expert helps moms increase their milk in times of shortage

CLEVELAND — As store shelves remain empty in the infant formula aisles, some new moms are seeking help from lactation specialists to see if they can increase the amount of milk their bodies produce. What do you want to know Some mothers seek medical help to start breastfeeding again Doctors say it’s possible to re-lactrate […]

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Capital Health Wins Third Consecutive Award for Excellence in Lactation Services

HOPEWELL, NJ, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Capital Health was recently recognized by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) for excellence in lactation care. For the third consecutive time, lactation services at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell received the IBCLC Care Award for its work […]

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Families seek help with lactation due to shortage of infant formula

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As parents continue to find ways to feed their babies amid a national infant formula shortagesome families have started using lactation consultants. Lactation consultants help families with a variety of barriers they may face while breastfeeding. Consultants can help mothers with insufficient or excessive breast milk intake, feeding plans, and help […]

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FDA working to advance real-world data collection on pregnancy and breastfeeding

Posted May 16, 2022 | By Mary Ellen Schneider Sara Head, PhD, FDA Office of Women’s Health The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working on ways to facilitate greater use of real-world data (RWD) to help understand the safety and effectiveness of drugs used during pregnancy and pregnancy. feeding with milk. Despite the […]

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New York State Law Would Strengthen Employee Breastfeeding Rights in the Workplace | Epstein Becker & Green

The New York State Legislature passed S4844-B (the “Act”) on May 3, 2022, which would expand the rights of employed nurses to express breast milk in the workplace. Under current New York law, employers must provide employees with reasonable break times and make reasonable efforts to provide space for employees to express breast milk. Like […]

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Information on medications during pregnancy and lactation for the health care provider – 05/11/2022

On this page Date: May 11, 2022 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET Image The Office of Women’s Health is hosting a webinar in collaboration with CDER’s Maternal and Pediatric Health Division titled: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medication Information for the Health Care Provider. This webinar will discuss the FDA’s current pregnancy and lactation labeling […]

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Lactation counselors look at solutions to formula shortages

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – According to the Infant Nutrition Council of America, 60% of parents said include formula milk in their infant’s diet during the first six months of life. It can totally or partially replace breast milk in an infant’s diet. Once they are past 6 months, the need for formula milk may increase. […]

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Breastfeeding, lactation and the changing nature of breast milk

Motherhood piqued my interest and gave me yet another reason to delve into the science behind breastmilk. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that breast milk manages to provide the nutrients necessary for the development of a child during the first months of life. Although breastfeeding is a natural process, it is not always an […]

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How Canadian Lactation Cookies Made Their Way to International Markets

Lisa Sanguedolce, owner of Le Dolci Bakery & Culinary Classroom, pictured in Toronto on April 26 with a new line of cookies she produces.Peter Power/The Globe and Mail Shortly after the birth of her son in 2018, Toronto bakery owner Lisa Sanguedolce crossed the Canada-US border to buy lactation cookies from US retail giant Target. […]

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Implications for breast milk banks

For one study, researchers sought to identify the nutritional content and bioactive substances of long-term lactation milk in order to locate milk from new donors for human milk banks. Approximately 43 mothers of term infants (TIHM) (3–6 weeks lactation) and 50 women who had breastfed for more than one year provided samples of long-term lactation […]

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Do EFAs in lactation diets impact sow and litter performance?

When nutritionists think of extra fats, Julia Holen says they most often think of them as a source of energy, but they also provide essential fatty acids (EFAs), primarily linoleic acid (LA) and linoleic acid. alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), to the animal. . “From the literature, we know it can influence the composition of colostrum and […]

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The Lactation network launches the Newborn Families program | News

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 3, 2022– The Lactation Network (TLN), the one-stop-shop for insured lactation care and products, today announces The Newborn Families Program. This new program allows employers to provide eligible members with access to expert lactation care, essential products and educational resources from TLN to help them overcome barriers and achieve their breastfeeding goals. With […]

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Lactation Network Launches Newborn Families Program

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Lactation Network (TLN), the one-stop-shop for insured lactation care and products, today announces The Newborn Families Program. This new program allows employers to provide eligible members with access to TLN’s expert lactation care, essential products and educational resources to help them overcome barriers and achieve their breastfeeding goals. With the right care and […]

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SimpliFed will provide lactation support services to military families

ITHACA, NY, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Simplified, the telehealth platform dedicated to infant nutrition and parenting support, today announced that it will begin supporting military families and the health of their babies with lactation support telehealth services as part of of the TRICARE program. The new support is part of a Department of […]

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CSUN opens lactation pod at Bayramian Hall – Daily Sundial

CSUN opened its first lactation module on March 28 in the lobby of Bayramian Hall at the request of the university’s Institute for Community Health and Wellness, also known as HWB. The carrycot is intended to give breastfeeding people the privacy needed to pump milk and it also has a range of features aimed at […]

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Providence Everett Lactation and Postpartum Clinic offers support for new parents

EVERETT – Washington State has one of the highest percentages of parents who choose breastfeeding at the time of childbirth, but starting or maintaining lactation can be problematic for some parents , and that’s when the Providence Everett Breastfeeding and Postpartum Clinic steps in to help. According to a CDC Breastfeeding Newsletter 2020 When surveying […]

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Program pushes for representation in lactation consultants

GREENSBORO, NC — A program at North Carolina A&T State University is working to create more diversity and representation in the lactation consultant field. What do you want to know NC A&T is the first public HBCU to offer the Human Lactation Pathway 2 certificate with the intention of producing more lactation consultants who are […]

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The campus celebrates the inauguration of the first “lactation capsule”

Administrators, faculty, students and staff gathered at Bayramian Hall on March 28 to celebrate the CSUN campus’ first “lactation module.” Cassidy Butow, administrative coordinator for CSUN’s Institute for Community Health and Wellness, greeted attendees at the grand opening, which featured a baby shower theme, complete with sugar cookies, balloons and beanbags. gifts. President Erika […]

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Labeling for migraine treatment Rimegepant updated with lactation data

The prescribing information for rimegepant (Nurtec® ODT) has been updated to include clinical lactation data. Rimegepant is a calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist indicated for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura and for the preventive treatment of episodic migraine. To assess the concentration of rimegepant in plasma and human milk, an […]

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Biohaven Pharma (BHVN) Announces Nurtec Lactation Clinical Study Published in the Breastfeeding Medicine Journal

News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your one week free trial for StreetInsider Premium here. Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: BHVN), today announced the publication of data from an open-label, single-center, phase 1 study evaluating the excretion of a single dose of rimegepant 75 mg in the […]

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Nurtec (rimegepant) clinical lactation study published in the Breastfeeding Medicine Journal

NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: BHVN), today announced that data from an open-label, single-center, phase 1 study evaluating the excretion of a single dose of rimegepant 75 mg in the breast milk of healthy lactating women has been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Breastfeeding medicinethe official […]

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Novant Health Launches Virtual Overnight Lactation Assist | Sudclthebdomadary

CHARLOTTE — Novant Health has expanded its current lactation program by offering private, one-on-one video consultations between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily. On-demand virtual lactation consultations will connect families who need overnight support with a lactation expert so patients can share concerns, ask questions and get advice with little or no hassle. waiting. “We […]

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NURSING NAVIGATION: Mama Bear Lactation Care expands

BEAR HUG. Mama Bear Lactation’s services include expert, compassionate breastfeeding advice and support. (photo submitted) At one of the most vulnerable times in a new parent’s life, Jennifer Hafele, Mama Bear Lactation Care’s Mama Bear, provides expert, empathetic breastfeeding advice and support. Hafele is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), of which there are […]

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Key puzzle pieces that impact first lactation milk production

When building a puzzle, many people start with the corners and assemble the frame first. This process is exciting. You start something new and see the scope of the finished product. However, after building the frame, assembling the middle may seem laborious and monotonous. It’s easy to walk away from the project and forget about […]

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Indianapolis Private Lactation Specialist Provides Breastfeeding Support

After giving birth to her children, Sierra Woods struggled to breastfeed and sought professional help. She was looking for someone who looked like her, and when she finally found someone, she was delighted. “In trying to find a black consultant reviewer from the International Breastfeeding Council, Woods saw a clear need in the Indianapolis community […]

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Cone Health Partner NC A&T to Open New Lactation Clinic in East Greensboro

EAST GREENSBORO, NC (March 18, 2022) – Breastfeeding mothers and families seeking advice and support now have a new resource: a new lactation clinic within Cone Health’s MedCenter for Women, a joint venture between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Lactation Certificate Program. and Cone Health. The clinic opened March 17 and is staffed […]

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Great Plains Health increases the number of breastfeeding lactations

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) – Breastfeeding mothers provide more than milk to their babies. Breast milk will make accommodations to meet the nutritional needs of the baby. If the baby is sick, breast milk will increase antibodies and protect the child. Four years ago, nurses at Great Plains Health noticed his lactation count was below […]

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Albany Legislature will provide lactation rooms

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – The Albany County Legislature introduced a policy impacting nursing mothers. The policy would designate a private space, other than a toilet, for expressing breast milk at work. Legislature gives green light to central warehouse renovation The Albany County Legislature introduced the policy on Monday, March 14. She would order all office […]

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Private breastfeeding specialist, MelaMama, offers breastfeeding support

INDIANAPOLIS — Sierra Woods says she’s the only black lactation and breastfeeding specialist in private practice in Indianapolis. Woods is a registered nurse (RN) and a internationally certified lactation consultant. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Woods is a breastfeeding mother of two who says supporting and advocating for breastfeeding is her calling in life. “It […]

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Judge: Georgia’s lactation counselors law is unconstitutional | State

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia law that requires people who provide breastfeeding care and services to be licensed by the state and only allows people who have obtained specific certification to be licensed violates the Constitution of state, a judge ruled. A provision of the 2016 law requires people who provide “lactation care and services” […]

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Judge: Georgia’s lactation counselors law is unconstitutional

ATLANTE A Georgia law that requires people who provide breastfeeding care and services to be licensed by the state and only allows people who have obtained specific certification to be licensed violates the state Constitution, said a judge. A provision of the 2016 law requires people who provide “lactation care and services” to be certified […]

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Georgia lactation counselor law unconstitutional, judge says

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia law that requires people who provide breastfeeding care and services to be licensed by the state and only allows people who have obtained specific certification to be licensed violates the Constitution of state, a judge ruled. A provision of the 2016 law requires people who provide “breastfeeding care and services” […]

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Georgia’s lactation counselors law is unconstitutional

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia law that requires people who provide breastfeeding care and services to be licensed by the state and only allows people who have obtained specific certification to be licensed violates the Constitution of state, a judge ruled. A provision of the 2016 law requires people who provide “lactation care and services” […]

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judge: Georgia’s lactation consultant law is unconstitutional | Georgia News

By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia law that requires people who provide breastfeeding care and services to be licensed by the state and only allows people who have obtained specific certification to be licensed violates the Constitution of state, a judge ruled. A provision of the 2016 law requires people who […]

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A Woman-Owned Lactation Consultant Company Celebrates IBCLC Day

A woman-owned lactation business supports babies and mothers in the western suburbs during Lactation Care Appreciation Week. Sarah Paddock There were more than 133,000 new babies born in Illinois in 2020. For most parents, the challenges that come with new babies are daunting. Between sleep deprivation, many online resources (which can be contradictory) and lack […]

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Outpatient breastfeeding services and Mothers’ Milk Drop now available

OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital Expands Lactation Services to support mothers as well as newborns and infants. Services include outpatient lactation services as well as becoming an OhioHealth mothers milk drop off location. The hospital celebrated the expansion of these services with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday. “Mansfield Hospital Maternity Care offers a superior level of care […]

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The Lactation Gap: Disparities in Maternal Health

As members of our health system struggle to correct systemic inequities, addressing disparities in maternal care outcomes should be ground zero. A recent Commonwealth Fund report found that among developed countries, the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate. Maternal care issues are worse for black women who are three times more likely than […]

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Lactation Certificate Program Receives $450,000 Grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield NC

EAST GREENSBORO, NC (February 22, 2022) – Child health support for people of color is about to take a leap forward in the Triad region, thanks to a $450,000 grant to the Foundation for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical Blue Cross State University of North Carolina Blue Shield. The award, which will benefit the NC […]

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Lactation rooms linked to worker productivity

The Department of Labor said yesterday that the creation of nurseries and breastfeeding facilities in factories will increase employee productivity. The deputy division chief of the National Committee for Combating Child Labor and Cooperation, Ou Ha, said during the Khmer time‘ Cross-Talk that according to Article 186 of the Labor Law, all directors of companies […]

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Lactation stations and breastfeeding facilities are required for bar exam participants

Homepage Daily News Lactation stations and nursing homes… mid-year meeting Lactation stations and breastfeeding facilities are required for bar exam participants By Amanda Robert February 14, 2022, 11:39 a.m. CST Image from Shutterstock. Bar admission authorities, bar associations, law schools and legal employers must establish clear and consistent policies that provide accommodations for people who […]

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Georgia lactation license, a solution in search of a problem

Despite these medical guidelines, exclusive breastfeeding rates remain low. In 2011, 14.5% of Georgian mothers exclusively breastfed their newborns for six months. By 2018, that figure had risen to 24.3%. Two years later, when her daughter was born, Davis connected with the women of Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing […]

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Breastfeeding – Women’s University of Texas

TWU is a breastfeeding-friendly community committed to providing a comfortable, safe and supportive environment for breastfeeding mothers and parents to express milk and breastfeed infants. Coordinated by CARE, this section contains information on lactation room logistics, educational information, and lactation resources for students, employees, and campus visitors. Frequently Asked Questions Texas […]

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Lactation centers in only 30% of plants and missing

Lactation centers have only been set up in 30% of factories and these spaces lack the necessary supplies to support nursing mothers, according to the health ministry and organizations. Article 186 of the Cambodian Labor Law requires a company employing 100 or more women to set up a lactation room in or near the establishment, […]

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Push for lactation centers in the workplace

In an effort to promote breastfeeding among working mothers, the Ministries of Health and Labor are cooperating with Helen Keller International, with funding from GIZ-MUSEFO, to set up workplace lactation centers. They are identifying factories, government institutions, banks and NGO/UN offices for pilot projects in Phnom Penh and Kandal, Kampot and Kampong Thom provinces. More […]

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St. Louis Children’s Boutique Kangaroo Kids Offers Breastfeeding, Parenting, and Postpartum Support Groups | Business

When Sierra Cortazzo had her first baby boy in 2003, she fell in love with breastfeeding and motherhood, and found solace at Kangaroo Kids, a Glendale children’s boutique and breastfeeding support center. “I participated in the lactation support group from [when her son was] 5 days and never looked back,” Cortazzo says. Cortazzo and Kangaroo […]

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Introducing… Lactation Consultants – Hamilton Health Sciences

Renee Hildahl, Camilla Aviss and Ruby Guevara are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants at McMaster University Medical Centre. One of the most important skills a new parent needs to learn is how to feed their baby. Our lactation consultants are here to do just that – they help families feed their newborn babies through breastfeeding […]

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Minnesota changes lactation pause and pregnancy accommodation rules

The start of the year is a great time for Minnesota employers to review their policies and practices to comply with state laws on lactation terminations and pregnancy accommodations. Lactation breaks Employers are required to provide employees who need to express breast milk for their infant with reasonable break times each day. Effective January 1, […]

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Lactation Consultation – Baton Rouge Clinic

Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Emily Hannaman, is able to help with breastfeeding issues such as: Assess for blocked ducts, mastitis, thrush, engorgement, and other breastfeeding-related conditions Helping Breastfed Babies with Special Needs and Prematurity Counsel mothers about emotional and physical barriers to breastfeeding, including postpartum depression or a difficult start Develop an […]

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Labcorp revises lactation policy following DOL investigation

Diving Brief: Labcorp released and announced to employees an updated lactation interruption policy following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, DOL said on January 4. The DOL determined that supervisors at a site in Lynwood, California, failed to provide space for pumping that met the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act; specifically, […]

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Minnesota Starts the New Year with New Rules: Interrupted Lactation and Pregnancy Accommodations Act Takes Effect | Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, CP

As businesses returned to work after the holidays, changes in Minnesota Nursing Mothers Act and Pregnancy Accommodations Act (Minn. Stat. § 181.939) went into effect January 1, 2022. Employers in Minnesota may want to take a moment to ensure their policies and practices are up to date. Minnesota Nursing Mothers Law Now Requires Paid Lactation […]

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Minnesota Termination of Lactation and Accommodation in Pregnancy Act

Related practices and jurisdictions Thursday, January 6, 2022 As businesses returned to work after the holidays, changes in Minnesota Nursing Mothers Act and Pregnancy Accommodations Act (Minn. Stat. § 181.939) went into effect January 1, 2022. Employers in Minnesota may want to take a moment to ensure their policies and practices are up to date. […]

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Minnesota Begins the New Year with New Rules: Interrupted Lactation and Pregnancy Accommodations Act Takes Effect

As businesses returned to work after the holidays, changes in Minnesota Nursing Mothers Act and Pregnancy Accommodations Act (Minn. Stat. § 181.939) went into effect January 1, 2022. Employers in Minnesota may want to take a moment to ensure their policies and practices are up to date. Minnesota Nursing Mothers Law Now Requires Paid Lactation […]

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Recently updated lactation room, a labor of love for the Ventura YCF staff –

The Ventura Youth Correctional Facility (VYCF) unveiled a new, updated lactation room last month. Federal, state, and local laws stipulate the provision of a lactation room; however, it was a labor of love for Cynthia Brown, VYCF Youth Administrator and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Coordinator, to ensure staff have access to a space designed with […]

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Return of the lactation room, rejection of the Alden world capital, Herbster sign in the dumpster

(Originally published December 9, 2021) Let’s do some math. If a single mother with three children works full time at Nebraska minimum wage – $9/hour – her annual earnings are $18,720. That puts her thousands of dollars below the federal poverty level for a family of four. Raise the Wage Nebraska wants to change that […]

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GNTC Human Lactation Program Celebrates Student Achievements

GNTC Human Lactation students, left to right: Erin Fitzpatrick, Gisselle Silva, Kristin Patterson, Maria Arroyo, Ayra Allen, Scarlet Davis, Heather Ballinger, Shannon Vann, Sydney Matthews, Christiane Worley, and Autumn Robinson Twelve students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s human lactation program were honored at the Gordon County campus in Calhoun. The event provided an opportunity for […]

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Oh baby! GCSC unveils new lactation room for breastfeeding mothers

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Gulf Coast State College just made access to education a little easier for new moms. They recently unveiled their brand new lactation lounge. “We are thrilled,” said Denise Kenny, associate mother-child professor. “We’re really excited about it and can’t wait to see it in use.” Kenny said she and Sharon […]

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Tricare will cover Doulas, lactation consultants for some from January 1

Moms-to-be using Tricare in the United States will have access to the services of a doula and/or lactation consultant under a new program rolled out by the Department of Defense in 2022. The Pentagon announced Friday that it plans to launch a five-year pilot project starting Jan. 1 to examine whether these birthing and breastfeeding […]

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The loneliest lactation consultant in the world

Arj Rizvi’s breastfeeding journey had got off to a rocky start. She had just given birth to her first child, a son, and wanted to breastfeed. But after a few weeks of trying, her nipples had become painfully sore and she was concerned that she was producing enough milk to support the growth of her […]

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Startup expands to Austin with breastfeeding suites for working moms

Houston-based Work & Mother Services LLC is embarking on a nationwide expansion of its lactation suite network. Work & Mother already operates two locations in downtown Houston and is preparing to open locations at Four Oaks Place in Houston and Eastlake to Tillery in Austin. Beyond this growth, the company aims to expand into metropolitan […]

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DVIDS – News – 372nd TRS Creates Wellness and Lactation Room for Luke Airmen

The smell of freshly brewed coffee paired with classical music makes this dimly lit room feel like a safe space for everyone to enjoy after a long day. The many paintings, books, and seating options help make the space feel serene, peaceful, and calm. Although breastfeeding rooms are located throughout the base, the Airmen of […]

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372nd TRS Creates Wellness and Lactation Room for Luke Airmen > Air Education and Training Command > Article Display

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – The smell of freshly brewed coffee paired with classical music makes this dimly lit room feel like a safe space for everyone to enjoy after a long day. The many paintings, books, and seating options help make the space feel serene, peaceful, and calm. Although breastfeeding rooms […]

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hubballi: Lactation center in Hubballi to support breastfeeding mothers | Hubballi News

HUBBALLI: The very first lactation center has opened in Hubballi, with the aim of helping and guiding mothers in breastfeeding. The lactation center is said to be the first facility of its kind in the northern region of Karnataka. Many women have doubts about breastfeeding. To allay their fears and eliminate their doubts, A Dentist […]

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Valley Health lactation specialist thrives helping new moms | Everyday

Jacqueline Stevens was working at Valley Health’s NICU in Winchester when she realized a love for helping new mums bond with their babies. One of the hardest journeys for mothers is learning to breastfeed, and Stevens said she finds it rewarding to guide mothers through what can be a challenging experience. “They’re so excited when […]

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Lorin’s Banana Bread for Nursing Mothers / Lorin’s Lactation Banana Bre

It is a treat for breastfeeding mothers to help promote healthy lactation. It’s quite simple to make and very delicious to eat. Yield: 1 loaf Difficulty: Easy Total: 1h20 active: 20 minutes Ingredients (16) 2 tablespoons flax seed flour 4 tablespoons of water 1 3/4 tsp. all purpose flour 1 1/4 tsp. quick cut oats […]

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COVID-19 vaccination and breastfeeding

Pregnant and breastfeeding women have been excluded from all clinical trials with new messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccines against the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The presence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in breast milk and its immunological protection are well known. A new study published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth studies the presence […]

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No more lactation room, Omaha public library controversy, Chief Big Elk

09/23/21 • Nebraska Vaccine Data • National Case Trends Sculptor Travis Apel probes the very essence of natural materials, here delving into the past, present and future, and asking how these essential building blocks affect the land, the landscape, our existence and, most importantly, how we react. Art review by Kent Behrens. Posted in The […]

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Lactation room removed at Nebraska State Capitol

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Due to the removal of a lactation room from the Nebraska State Capitol, Senator Machaela Cavanaugh had strong words on the floor of the Legislature on Wednesday. “It’s devastating, disappointing… pro-life says my butt,” said Cavanaugh, who represents parts of central Omaha. The lactation room, which had several seats for nursing […]