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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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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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‘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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UnityPoint Health – Trinity Offers Free Online Breastfeeding Course

UnityPoint Health – Trinidad offers a new program to provide additional support to breastfeeding mothers and their partners beyond the newborn stage. The free ‘Breastfeeding 2’ course, starting February 15, aims to help mothers breastfeed after leaving the hospital and returning home. Classes are virtual and can be taken from the comfort of home. The […]

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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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Viral Video Of A Woman Nursing A Cat In Flight Has An Incredible Story Behind It

December 26, 2021 3:00 PM EST Viral Video Of A Woman Nursing A Cat In Flight Has An Incredible Story Behind It The Internet – A virality video of a young woman breastfeeding a cat on a plane accumulates millions of views on the the Internet, but is it just pulling the fur over people’s […]

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Breastfeeding tips for mothers with diabetes

Some pregnant women may develop high blood sugar during the latter part of pregnancy, even if they did not have the disease earlier. This is called gestational diabetes. It is very important to control blood sugar levels in these patients because people with gestational diabetes are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in […]

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

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

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Lactation Specialists Help New Moms Overcome Breastfeeding Barriers

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

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Breastfeeding and alcohol: do they mix?

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

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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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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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Destigmatizing Asian American breastfeeding is the focus of photo exhibits in Temple City and downtown LA – Pasadena Star News

Amanda Reyes chose to breastfeed her children despite the stigma her family associates with it. Reyes, a Filipino American and resident of Porter Ranch, received scorn from her mother because in the Philippines only low-income mothers breastfeed their children. It was a question of status. To-wen Tseng, 39, with her son, Jasper, 1, is the […]

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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 […]