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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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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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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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Lactation consultants in Georgia will no longer need a license to teach new moms how to breastfeed

Mother breastfeeding baby boy Source: Compassionate Eye Foundation/David Oxberry/Getty The Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta has ruled in favor of a law that will allow certified lactation consultants to teach new moms how to breastfeed without needing an advanced degree. The strict licensing requirement was created in 2016 and required consultants to obtain one […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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Albany Capital Center installs lactation pod to meet ‘growing demand’ from visitors

ALBANY — People visiting the Albany Capital Center (ACC) might spot a new feature in its lobby, a free-standing Mamava lactation pod. The pod, covered in clouds, grass and floral paintings on the outside, was designed to provide serene comfort for women who need a place to breastfeed or express their milk. Mamava is a […]

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VA provides lactation services to veteran parents

Deciding whether to breastfeed or breastfeed is a very personal decision that many parents make in their lifetime. There are many health benefits associated with lactation and providing breast milk to infants. Seventy-nine percent of female veterans breastfeed their infants until at least four weeks after delivery. He is advised breastfeeding/breastfeeding for at least the […]

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Medela brings together the best lactation and breastfeeding experts from

Baar, Switzerland, Sept. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medela, a leading breast pump brand and medical device manufacturer, today announced its 15and The Global Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium focused on advancing the science of lactation to improve care will take place on Tuesday September 21 and Wednesday September 22, 2021. For the first time, this […]

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Lactation counselors guide new moms through the challenges and stigma of breastfeeding

The joys of motherhood aren’t always so joyous, especially when it comes to breastfeeding. This is where lactation consultants come in, acting as hidden heroes for new mothers. This isn’t Jaryn Bassett’s first rodeo. Jaryn Bassett “My eldest is super sweet,” the mother-of-three said. “So he’s been through this before, and he loves holding the […]

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Lactation rooms open for teachers, students, staff

Dionte Berrynews [email protected] On-campus housing has been provided for breastfeeding mothers with the creation of three spaces allowing breastfeeding and expression in a private setting with the necessary supplies. The creation of lactation rooms comes nearly two years after former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act. The law has enshrined in […]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Minnesota changes rules on lactation breaks and pregnancy accommodations

As part of the Omnibus Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy Bill, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz approved an amendment relating to accommodations for pregnancy and prohibiting reduced compensation for lactation breaks, among other changes. The amendment comes into force on January 1, 2022. Under Minnesota law, employers must provide employees who need to express […]

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MUSC Health Florence Medical Center Lactation and Breastfeeding Programs Win National Award | Local News

FLORENCECS – The lactation and breastfeeding programs at MUSC Health-Florence Medical Center have gained international recognition. The hospital’s Women’s Pavilion was one of three hospitals in the state to receive the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Care Award. “It is truly an honor to be one of three hospitals in the state to receive the […]

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6 Delicious Boxed Lactation Cookies for Hungry Nursing Moms

There is hunger and then there is breastfeeding hungry . And as anyone who’s ever breastfed a baby can tell you, it’s nothing less than “eating-everything-in-the-house-and-then-looking-for-what-you-put- in-the-couch-cushions” voracious. Feeding a baby is hard work and can require what feels like almost constant feeding, especially if you’re worried about your milk supply. Sure, there are plenty […]

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Reading Hospital – Tower Health Recognized for Lactation Care | Berks Regional News

WEST READING, Pennsylvania — A local hospital is recognized for excellence in lactation care. Reading Hospital – Tower Health has received the IBCLC Care Award from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and the International Lactation Consultant Association for International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant Recruitment Professionals. “This recognition reflects the dedication of the highly skilled […]

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Student Capstone Project Helps Drive New Lactation Policy at VCU Health – VCU News

By Brian McNeill For their flagship project in the masters program in adult learning to school of education At Virginia Commonwealth University, a team of six students explored whether working mothers at VCU Health were adequately protected, supported, and empowered to express breast milk at work. The students interviewed dozens of VCU Health employees, researched […]

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Pueblo’s first lactation capsule unveiled at Pueblo Mall

PUEBLO, Colorado – The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program and the Pueblo Mall are thrilled to announce Pueblo’s first lactation pod located just outside from Dillard in the Pueblo Mall. The bassinet is a private and safe space where mothers can breastfeed or express their milk. It is open […]

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How lactation specialists can help you find answers to your breastfeeding goals

Lactation specialists help parents feel comfortable breastfeeding their baby, whichever method they choose. (Image: Adobe Stock) Even if you’ve done it before, feeding a baby can be difficult, especially breastfeeding. Research has shown that almost 60 percent of women in the United States who are breastfeeding stop before they intend to. This happens for several […]

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Episode #41 – Vaccines, pregnancy, menstruation, breastfeeding and fertility

Vismita Gupta-Smith Should breastfeeding women get vaccinated? What about women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant? Or women who are menstruating? Hello and welcome to Science in 5, my name is Vismita Gupta-Smith and we are going to get these answers for you from WHO Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan today. Welcome, Soumya. […]

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Stony Brook offers state-of-the-art nursing rooms |

Stony Brook University’s brand new breastfeeding rooms are now available on campus, providing state-of-the-art breastfeeding facilities to the campus community. The Department of Student Community Development in the Division of Student Affairs designed these lactation rooms with the goal of creating a safe and relaxing environment for nursing parents who need a space to express, […]

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My lactation company Pure Delivery offers comprehensive services for new moms

Owner Diba Tillery opened a physical My Pure Delivery location in 2016. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper0 As a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit, My Pure Delivery founder and owner Diba Tillery said she developed a passion for helping new mums breastfeed. The process can be time-consuming, and for nurses with multiple patients, it […]

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Speaking of health: the lactation capsule helps mothers to breastfeed

The lactation capsule provides a safe, private and quiet space to pump breast milk without disturbing anyone. COLOMBIA WEST, South Carolina — Lexington Medical Center is the first hospital in South Carolina to install two Mamava® lactation pods inside the hospital. The pods provide a private, comfortable and convenient space for mothers to nurse their […]

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Invisible Labor in American Lactation Rooms

Jhe Longworth House lactation suite is majestic. Furnished with wood paneling and a patrician window curtain, it accommodates a refrigerator, sink, television and pumping stations equipped with hospital-grade breast pumps, armchairs, shelves, hangers, tissues and towels. wipes. The suite, one of many created in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in 2007 at the instigation […]

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DVIDS – News – BAMC installs lactation modules for patients and staff

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (April 28, 2021) – Brooke Army Medical Center installed two new lactation pods earlier this month for use by staff members and beneficiaries. The modules will complement the three lactation rooms already present at the BAMC. Mothers who choose to use the rooms can either bring their breast […]

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LiquidGoldConcept Receives NIH Grant for Lactation Support Training Technology

ANN ARBOUR, Mich., April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Ann Arbour, Mich.femtech start-up LiquidGoldConcept announced that he had been awarded an additional award $55,000 in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in support of its Lactation simulation models (LSM) and Newborn oral assessment and latch simulators (NORALSim). The new grant is in addition […]

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A lactation consultant followed her sister into a fulfilling profession

Rita Jordan is a registered nurse and lactation consultant for the Women’s Center at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville. Q: Why did you start this career? A: I have worked with infants and new mothers since 1992. After finishing nursing school, I worked in the surgical intensive care unit as well as the nursery. During […]

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California requires high schools to have lactation rooms. Do they?

Do you know someone who also cares about these important educational issues? Forward this newsletter to a friend or colleague – and they can subscribe here. • • • Let’s talk about sex education and women’s health. Until 2010, the only federal funding provided for sex education in schools was the Abstinence-only-until-marriage program. AOUM was […]

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Lactation Rooms Available for Student Parents at New York City Schools: Department of Education

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Student parents will now have access to lactation spaces at New York City schools as needed, according to the Department of Education. “A student can do what’s best for them, their family, and their child’s health, as well as continue their education,” said Ashley Sawyer, director of policy and government […]

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A conversation with a nurse turned lactation consultant—Could this be for you?

Listen to this article. Nurses have the opportunity to take on new and advanced roles through certifications and degree programs. For nurses working in maternal and child health, a lactation consultant is one such role to pursue. A lactation consultant, formerly titled IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), is a healthcare professional who can work […]

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New lactation education course offered at CSUN – Daily Sundial

A growing demand for lactation education has emerged this fall semester at CSUN, and thanks to Dr. Merav Efrat, these demands are being met through coursework, research, and curriculum development. In 2010, Efrat began its first lactation education course at CSUN with the support of a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. She […]

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Adapt lactation education to culture

image: Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Helen M. Shearer Professor of Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing to see Continued Credit: Eric Sucar, Univ. of Penn. Communication PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2019) – Breastfeeding is an accepted practice for millions of women around the world and strongly endorsed by the World Health […]

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College campuses consider lactation spaces, but could do more

A college campus may not seem like a place that requires significant lactation support. But while most undergraduate students do not have children, multiple populations within these higher education environments – graduate students, faculty, staff, visitors – may need access to educational spaces. breastfeeding and pumping. Diane Spatz is Professor of Perinatal Nursing and Helen […]

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Breastfeeding rooms | Status of Women Committee

The mission of the lactation promotion subcommittee is to expand access to dedicated lactation rooms wherever employees and students are located, to maintain clean and welcoming rooms for the comfort of breastfeeding parents, and to provide lactation resources to parents new to or returning from campus. of maternity leave. Currently, there are four lactation spaces […]

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Portland State seeks to increase supply of lactation consultants

PSU lactation education Carrie Cohen (left) and Dixie Whetsell, both Certified Lactation Consultants, will teach classes in Portland State University’s new lactation education concentration. (Amy Wang/The Oregonian/OregonLive) Although over 90% of new mothers in Oregon start breastfeeding their babies, the state has a small number of certified lactation consultants to help mothers and newborns through […]