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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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Ministry of Health Guide to Maternal and Baby Health Benefits

Characteristics Janelle De Souza Sunday, February 6, 2022 Breastfeeding has health benefits for both baby and mother, advises the Department of Health. Photo taken from chicagotribune.com – A mother breastfeeding her child is one of the most natural things in the world, but for some it’s not the easiest. As such, the Department of Health […]

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Proposed law would add breastfeeding supplies and support to list of FEMA-approved expenses

Reach shows COVID-19 vaccine is safe for pregnant women Pregnant women are considered at high risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Northwestern Medicine’s Dr. Jeffery Goldstein joined Good Day Chicago to explain why the vaccine is safe for pregnant women and how it can protect an unborn baby. CHICAGO – Two Illinois congressmen are seeking to […]

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Minister Mutuuzo orders schools to set up breastfeeding rooms for student mothers

The Minister of State for Gender, Labor and Social Development, Hon Peace Mutuuzo called on all school leaders and stakeholders to create an enabling environment for breastfeeding mothers to continue their education. Addressing participants at the regional meeting on the response to sexual and gender-based violence held in Kampala on Thursday, Mutuuzo noted that it […]

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Vaccinated mothers transmit COVID-19 antibodies to breastfed infants

Vaccination against COVID-19 is approved for children 5 years and older, but young children and babies are also susceptible to infection. A recent study, published in the Obstetrics and Gynecology journal, found that breastfed babies can receive COVID-19 antibodies from their vaccinated mothers, giving babies passive immunity to the virus. The cohort study included 30 […]

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Meriden WIC welcomes a new counselor for breastfeeding mothers

MERIDEN – Yamayra Rivera was a registered nurse in Puerto Rico before moving to Meriden. Navigating the world of breastfeeding on her own has given the mother of four experiences and tools she can share with other mothers in her new position as a lactation consultant in the Women, Infants and Children’s Office. in Meriden. […]

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Private hospitals will be labeled to be breastfeeding friendly

A new initiative will now help mothers identify breastfeeding-friendly hospitals before giving birth. The Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI), in collaboration with the Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI), which comprises more than 12,000 private hospitals, has launched an accreditation program that will enable hospitals to obtain a label “breastfeeding friendly”. This program […]

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The Ministry of Health publishes a book on breastfeeding

The National Breastfeeding Coordinating Unit within the Directorate of Women’s Health has developed a book on nursing entitled “Breastfeeding and Beyond: A Guide to Infant and Child Feeding”. the child”, which will be distributed free of charge to pregnant women in the antenatal clinics of public health establishments. The national representative of the Pan American […]

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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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Pregnant, breastfeeding or trying? Here’s what COVID-19 means for you

As the United States continues to see low vaccination rates among pregnant women, UC San Diego Health experts take a look at the latest research Learn more about Faniel and our experts in the latest episode of UC San Diego Health’s N Equals One podcast. As the holidays and winter approach, concerns about COVID-19 infections […]

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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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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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Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Suggests ‘Breastfeeding’, ‘Father’s Milk’ in New Guidelines

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine has released guidelines that suggest using terms such as “breastfeeding”, “breastfeeding” and “parents’ milk” to promote what it calls “gender-neutral language”. . The ABM’s position statement on “Infant Feeding and Breastfeeding Language and Gender,” co-authored by eight physicians and the academy, said “using a asexual or non-sexist language is appropriate […]

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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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WHO dispels misconceptions about breastfeeding in the medical community

August 05, 2021 4 minute read Source/Disclosures Source: Healio Interview Disclosures: Healio Primary Care was unable to confirm relevant financial information for Fore, Grummer-Strawn and Tedros at the time of publication. ADD A SUBJECT TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are published on Please provide your email address to receive an email […]

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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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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. […]