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Got Breast Milk? First We Need Equity

The results of a study released this month in the journal Pediatrics shows breastfeeding can save money and lives. But along with facts and figures, we need rights and equality to increase breastfeeding rates in the U.S.

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Breastfeeding: Putting the Stats into Practice

Breastfeeding may not be a panacea to maternal and infant health disparities but it is a proven way to improve health outcomes. But to make it real, we have to holistically support new mothers and their babies in breastfeeding.

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Could 6 Months of the Boob Save Lives?

A new study says breastfeeding for 6 months saves lives and medical expenses.  Is it missing other issues?

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A National Conversation On Flexible Workplaces

The White House Council on Women and Girls hosted the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility today to “begin an urgently needed, national conversation” on a series of workplace flexibility issues that affect most Americans in the labor force today.

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Federal Provision: Breastfeeding Protected in the Federal Workplace

 

What does the law providing protection for women who choose to breastfeed in federal buildings really mean?

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Text4Baby: New Media Health Care

Can texting improve your health? An unprecedented public-private partnership begets a new media effort to reduce infant mortality and improve maternal health in the United States.

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‘My OB Said WHAT?!?’

A new web site collects "unbelievable but true" comments made to birthing, pregnant and postpartum women by their ob-gyns, midwives, and lactation consultants.  From the looks of it, it’s not hard to see why we’ve got a crisis of confidence in this country when it comes to women challenging the medical status-quo around childbirth.

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Is Breastfeeding Maybe, Possibly, Inconclusively Drunk A Crime? No.

The news reports say that Stacey Anvarinia, sentenced yesterday, was arrested back in February of this year for breastfeeding her baby while drunk. But Anvarinia’s blood alcohol level wasn’t tested, breastfeeding with alcohol in one’s system is not necessarily a negative for the baby and, oh yeah, it’s also not a crime.

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Breastfeeding Is a Feminist Issue

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. It’s time to look at the ways in which feminism and breastfeeding are related and how health care reform can address this public health imperative.

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Breast, Bottle, and the Beauty of Motherhood

This Mother’s Day, instead of lining up on one side of the breast- vs. bottle-feeding debate or another, let’s question why society isn’t providing mothers with more options to make the decisions mamas believe are best for them and their babies.

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