Despite steps being taken to support breastfeeding mothers in the workforce, there are still about 27.6 million women of childbearing age left without the basic necessities to meet their breastfeeding goals. As a result, moms and their infants are missing out on vital health benefits. In 2015, 4 out of 5 mothers (83.2 percent) began… Continue Reading Breastfeeding Moms Need A Supportive Workplace As Well As A Private Room
Breastfeeding is associated with a reduced risk of asthma and allergies in infants, but only about half of American mothers breastfeed their children through their first 6 months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s breastfeeding report card. Physical complications, such as insufficient milk supply, can discourage mothers from breastfeeding or expressing breast… Continue Reading Study Asks, Why Do Mothers Stop Breastfeeding?
We know breastfeeding protects infant and maternal health, saves the economy money, and, once it’s going smoothly, can be simpler, easier and cheaper than having to prepare formula. But getting to a place where it feels “smooth and easier” can be tough. Although many women start off breastfeeding, many drop off from doing it after… Continue Reading 10 Things Women Worry About When Breastfeeding
As part of their continuing efforts to help transform the culture of breastfeeding, the lactation pod pioneers at Mamava released their list of the ten best airports for breastfeeding moms in the United States. The recent passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 features provisions for the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act, including a… Continue Reading 10 Best Airports for Breastfeeding Moms in the U.S.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows that more U.S. mothers are breastfeeding, but that many stop nursing earlier than they should. Researchers found that of the babies born in 2015, 83.2 percent were breastfeeding after birth, 57.6 percent continued to nurse after 6 months and 35.9 percent were still going at… Continue Reading More U.S. Mothers Are Breastfeeding, Says CDC
Recognition programs identify and acknowledge programs, communities, or organizations that encourage exemplary activities that often go above and beyond policies and regulations. State child care agencies, public health agencies, and/or child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs) can create child-care specific recognition programs to highlight providers that meet specific best practice criteria. Healthy and active… Continue Reading Health and Wellness Recognition Programs
Why is breastfeeding in public such a big deal? Some people view nursing in public as inappropriate and distasteful. Nevertheless, most of these same people would agree that breastfeeding is beneficial to an infant. In fact, the positive outcomes of nursing have been scientifically proven. According to the National Institutes of Health, breastfeeding is linked… Continue Reading Ending the Stigma of Public Breastfeeding
Robyn Roche-Paull, founder of the Breastfeeding in Combat Boots nonprofit organization, partnered with Mom2Mom to speak about breastfeeding in the military. Roche-Paull has received numerous awards for her book, Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: A Survival Guide to Breastfeeding Successfully While Serving in the Military. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in both Nursing and Maternal Child Health… Continue Reading Breastfeeding in the Military
The staff at the Young Legends Child Care Learning Center in Florida learned so much during the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC). With each learning session, Nathalie Mason and her staff at Young Legends were able to bring back lots of information and new resources to make healthy changes in their classrooms.… Continue Reading Making Healthy Changes at Young Legends