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When Breastfeeding Starts with Dollars and Sense


And we’re off with National Breastfeeding Month 2015! Where conversations about breastfeeding normally start with infant feeding choices, this year’s events begin with attention to a critical factor affecting that choice: paid family leave. Convention suggests that by providing...

#BlkBFing Next Door: Local changemakers in the African-American breastfeeding movement shine for Black History Month


If the trends on social media are any indication of offline reality, the view of breastfeeding and approach to supporting mothers has radically shifted. The national statistics by race show that 73% of mothers start breastfeeding and 59% of Black mothers, in particular. Being widely accepted as the most optimal way...

Open letter, closed door in breastmilk bank controversy


For-profit corporation Medolac has announced the cessation of their plans to launch a Mothers Milk Co-op in Detroit, Michigan in response to breastfeeding activists’ demands for public accountability. As a Clinton Global Initiative to increase breastfeeding and economic empowerment in Detroit, Medolac announced its plans to establish a Mothers...

How much is breastmilk worth?


What is the value of breastfeeding? The answer to this question usually includes a rundown of the myriad health benefits for mothers and children, reduced healthcare costs or the intangible emotional connection nurtured in the mother-infant dyad. Now,...

Webinar helps employers of nursing mothers think outside the bathroom stall

by A provision was added to the Affordable Care Act...

#BlfBfing trends on Twitter with sex, family, jobs and support


Where is the love for #BlkBfing? Join the 2/12 chat!

by The #BlkBfing chat is back on 2/12 at 7 PM ET with a powerful conversation on the hidden importance of support for successful breastfeeding from family support and nursing in stores to workplace pumping and family leave.  The chat is hosted by MomsRisingEbony.commater...

One of 2013’s best kept secrets in breastfeeding


Massachusetts hospitals banned formula company discharge bags

This year, we saw important advancements in creating the cultural shift needed for families to establish and maintain breastfeeding. This year there was greater visibility of the “Break...

What is Gov. Brown doing to make California more ‘baby-friendly’?


Great news! Last month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that will make it easier for California moms to start and continue breastfeeding their newborns.

Specifically, the bill requires that by 2025, all hospitals in California delivering babies must implement common sense policies that greatly increase the number of breastfeeding mothers across income and race. These...

The First Annual Black Breastfeeding Week is here! (August 25th-31st)


Just when you thought the breastfeeding festivities were winding down, Black Breastfeeding Week is turning it up!

This National Breastfeeding Month is going out with a bang as we launch the First Annual Black Breastfeeding Week going from Sunday August 25th-31st. In response...

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