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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’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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Breastfeeding can be good for public health and the planet too

Opinion: Supporting mothers who want to breastfeed is good for public health and could also reduce emissions By Kian Mintz Woo, UDC; Aifé Long, UDC and Dr. Maeve Anne O’Connell, Fatima College of Health Sciences Breastfeeding is both a public health issue and an environmental justice issue. In public health terms, breastfeeding is associated with […]

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Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy Collection

Description of the collection Breastfeeding offers many benefits to mothers and babies and is an essential contributor to health throughout life. Australian infant feeding guidelines recommend exclusive breastfeeding of infants until around 6 months of age, when solid foods are introduced, and continued breastfeeding until 12 months of age and beyond, if the mother and […]

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‘Baby-Friendly’ Practices at Miss Hospitals Have Reduced Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding | HealthCity

CHAMPS (Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices), a multi-year quality improvement program led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers, has resulted in increased breastfeeding rates in Mississippi hospitals and reduced inequities racial lines in breastfeeding initiation. The results, published in Pediatricsdemonstrate that the implementation of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, a set of practices and […]

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Breastfeeding lowers risk of dying from heart attack or stroke, study finds

Breastfeeding has long been linked to a wide range of health benefits for new mothers, including a lower risk of developing heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. new study published in January 2022 in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests that even a brief period of breastfeeding […]

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Nurses provide birth and breastfeeding support | Sioux Center News

SIOUX CENTER—Three area nurses are working to improve childbirth and breastfeeding support with doula and lactation services as well as free classes. Kyla Byl from Sheldon, Ashtyn Hoekstra from the Sioux Center, and Brenna Anema from Ireton work as the Northwest Iowa Birth Nurse to share their skills and education. Their first class to talk […]

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Support course for breastfeeding mothers, Breastfeeding 101, March 8 – News

Learn about the benefits of being a breastfeeding mom and how to successfully return to campus as a breastfeeding mom. Also learn about Illinois Breastfeeding Laws and Illinois State University Breastfeeding Policy. Promotion of health and well-being has joined the Bloomington Normal Birth Center to acquire Trish Wierenga, a Certified Lactation Consultant, to initiate and […]

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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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Black Breastfeeding Resources and Advice

This story first appeared on watch me. At mater mea, we make every effort to provide breastfeeding resources to black people. But instead of saying “breastfeeding is better” or even “feeding is best,” Andrea Syms-Brown, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Andrea Syms-Brown has this breastfeeding tip to share: “The support is the best. In […]

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Breastfeed for Democracy

Young mothers in Norway are automatically assigned to a “breastfeeding support group” with other mothers of different ages. The state organizes this, but the groups are led by the mothers themselves. They call this support system “Ammehjelpen”. Groups like these are a cross section of society and last a lifetime. The women, from different social […]

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Nurse researcher receives NIH grant to help women manage breastfeeding pain

Health experts agree that breastfeeding leads to optimal health for infants and their mothers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breastfed infants are less likely to suffer from childhood illnesses like croup or diarrhea; asthma; obesity; and type 1 diabetes, among other problems. Breastfeeding can also reduce a mother’s risk of being […]

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Breastfeeding can chase away the baby blues

ST. LOUIS — According to the CDC, between 11% and 20% of women who give birth each year in the United States have symptoms of postpartum depression, which is the greatest risk factor for maternal suicide and infanticide. But a new study suggests that breastfeeding may statistically reduce the risk of postpartum depression. Dabney Vaccaro […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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What moms need to know

August is National Breastfeeding Month. To raise awareness, All the Moms has compiled a list of breastfeeding rights that nursing mothers absolutely need to know. It turns out that MANY moms aren’t aware of the protections in place for them. According to a survey by Byram Healthcare of a thousand mothers, 82% of American mothers-to-be […]

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Supporters celebrate World Breastfeeding Week from August 1-7

LAS CRUCES — Vivikka Peña, 32, a cosmetologist at Arroyo Salon in Las Cruces, struggled to breastfeed her now 6-month-old son Gaidge, but she refused to give up. Peña’s son was born with infantile jaundice, a common condition in newborns that causes a yellow discoloration of the baby’s skin and eyes. “We were in the […]