Breastfeeding seminars

I am breastfeeding my toddler for Covid benefits after age 3

I had always imagined breastfeeding as a divine act. Me, radiant Madonna nourishing my serene Child Jesus. But when the time came, I discovered that breastfeeding a newborn in public was more like trying to pull off a magic trick. Watch this screaming child disappear under a cape! At a party three weeks after giving […]

Lactation education

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 […]

Lactation education

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 […]

Breastfeeding seminars

Many Benefits of Breastfeeding | American News

For years, new moms have been encouraged to breastfeed, because of the benefits it can bring to both mother and baby. Dr. Kamilah Dixon-Shambley, a physician of obstetrics and gynecology at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, says that while the decision to breastfeed is a personal decision, “I think every mother should […]

Breastfeeding seminars

‘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 […]

Breastfeeding seminars

Can I have a mammogram while breastfeeding?

Having a mammogram is an important part of your health care, but many mothers wonder if it’s safe to have a mammogram while breastfeeding. The short answer is yes. Nursing mothers can have mammograms. Whether or not you are breastfeeding, any changes or abnormalities in your breast should be evaluated. Although it is possible to […]

Breastfeeding seminars

Breastfeeding Myths | CraigDailyPress.com

Content provided by UCHealth Breastfeeding can be a great way to communicate with and nourish your baby. But it’s not always easy: sometimes it can be confusing, difficult and downright difficult. Bronwyn Ebner, registered nurse and lactation consultant at UCHealth Birth Center at Yampa Valley Medical Center, dispels common breastfeeding myths below. Myth 1: Breastfeeding […]

Breastfeeding seminars

Sanford Bismarck installs nursing pods at hospital

January 25, 2022 Erin’s HornSenior Media Relations [email protected] BISMARCK, North Dakota – Sanford Health is taking steps to provide additional support for breastfeeding mothers by adding Mamava breastfeeding pods at Bismarck Medical Center. Two nursing suites will be located on the Skywalk Deck off the Seventh and Rosser Clinic, while the third suite will be […]

Breastfeeding seminars

“Things they never teach us in school”

A mom’s weirdly colored breastmilk is shocking TikTokers around the world and draw attention to all alarming things whose parents no one warns. Nursing Mom Jo Johnson (@jojohnsonoverby) had over 15 million views and 15,000 comments when she uploaded the images to her account. Now much like the mother who was shocked to find she […]

Breastfeeding seminars

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 […]

Lactation education

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 […]

Lactation education

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 […]

Breastfeeding taskforce

DOH-Pasco and WIC recognize World Breastfeeding Week

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

Lactation education

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 […]

Lactation education

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 […]

Breastfeeding taskforce

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 […]

Lactation education

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 […]