Breastfeeding Moms Need A Supportive Workplace As Well As A Private Room

Breastfeeding Moms Need A Supportive Workplace As Well As A Private Room

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 […]

Read more »

10 Things Women Worry About When Breastfeeding

10 Things Women Worry About When 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 […]

Read more »

10 Best Airports for Breastfeeding Moms in the U.S.

10 Best Airports for Breastfeeding Moms in the U.S.

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 […]

Read more »

Breastfeeding in the Military

Breastfeeding in the Military

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 […]

Read more »

Give Kids a Healthy Start

Give Kids a Healthy Start

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 […]

Read more »

Comfortable Private Breastfeeding Space

Comfortable Private Breastfeeding Space

Shamaila Khan, owner of McLean Playtime Daycare, is a family child care home provider who participated in the Loudoun County Virginia Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) in 2016. Shamaila was working on a goal of providing a comfortable private breastfeeding space and resources to the parents of the children attending her family child […]

Read more »

Creative Breastfeeding Space

Creative Breastfeeding Space

Anita runs a small family child care home in her apartment in Virginia. She has limited space as her living room also functions as space for her family child care program. “I had a mother who was breastfeeding her baby. She would often sit in her car or wait until she got home to feed […]

Read more »

Providing a Private Breastfeeding Space

Providing a Private Breastfeeding Space

The Learning Place in New Jersey cares for children from 2 months to 6 years old.  At the very first learning session of the Collaborative, the staff found out how to provide optimal and appropriate accommodations for breastfeeding within their program. The staff quickly recognized that their early care and education (ECE) center did not […]

Read more »

Breastfeeding-Friendly Initiatives in Arizona

Breastfeeding-Friendly Initiatives in Arizona

Child Parent Centers, Inc. (CPC) is the regional Early/Head Start grantee that serves Pima, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Graham and Greenlee counties in Arizona. The program is primarily center-based but also uses home-based, family child care, and Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership models. In 2014, CPC Early/Head Start participated in the Empower PLUS+ project (Arizona’s brand […]

Read more »