With support from the Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Technical Assistance Program (HKHF TAP), Child Care Aware of Kansas (CCAKS) and the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition (KBC) developed the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Toolkit in 2020 to promote breastfeeding and support Early Care and Education (ECE) programs to facilitate this healthy practice for mothers and babies. The… Continue Reading Promoting Healthy Practices in ECE through Breastfeeding Support in Kansas
Obesity is a growing problem among toddlers, children and adolescents in the United States. Gaining weight and fat mass rapidly during the first six months of life is one risk factor that can lead to obesity in children. A University of Minnesota School of Public Health study, recently published in the journal Nutrients, examined the… Continue Reading Nursing and Eating Right Leads to Healthier Babies
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
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
According to Harvard School of Public Health, it is almost never too early to lay the foundation for good health. There is evidence that a child’s early years and even time during pregnancy can have an important impact later in life. Women of childbearing age, pregnant mothers, and new mothers can take steps that could… Continue Reading Give Kids a Healthy Start