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

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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

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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’?

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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)

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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...

August is National Breastfeeding Month, A Time for Advocacy!

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Here’s a spin on National Breastfeeding Month: activism! August is National Breastfeeding Month and August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week, which is a time to advance breastfeeding as part of the country’s larger healthcare agenda. Throughout the month, MomsRising.org will collaborate with other groups to advocate for a society that is more supportive of breastfeeding. Join us!

One event...

MOM VICTORY: USDA says healthier school snacks are on the way!

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In a match up between moms and junk food, the USDA has weighed in, and…

MOMS WIN!

You did it! Moms raised their voices and were heard. Healthier school snack choices for kids are on their way! Take a quick moment to sign our thank you note...

Celebrating Fathers Who ‘Leave’ to Be Home

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This Father’s Day, we’re pulling back the curtains to reveal a side of father’s work that is rarely shown. We’re highlighting fathers who have or wanted to take time off from work to help their family establish a strong foundation, including a solid start with breastfeeding.

After the birth of our first child, those days were colored with our excitement, naivete, and grueling sleep-deprivation...

‘It’s Only Natural’ for African-Americans moms to breastfeed

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health recently launched the It’s Only Natural resource to support mothers. The videos, photos and some of the content has a specific focus on African-American moms and for good reason. By...

Tell Chicago Public Schools: No Rape Music at Prom

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I vividly remember my high school prom. We were dressed like adults and many anticipated the chance to play the part. Do you remember the scene: doey-eyed teenagers and whispers of all the possible places to spend the rest of the night without adult supervision? For young people, the...

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