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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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‘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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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the breastfeeding laws in other countries? A distribution of nursing around the world

American women have fought long and hard for breastfeeding rights. Even today you will still hear stories of mothers being ashamed of breastfeeding their children. Fortunately, the majority of this country protects breastfeeding mothers, giving them the right to breastfeed their children in public. Most American workplaces allow their breastfeeding employees to pump at work, […]

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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 […]