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2018 Summit Registration Now Open

REGISTER HERE! The Second Annual Idaho Breastfeeding Summit sponsored by the Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition is planned for June 28-29, 2018 at St. Alphonsus Health System Boise. Summit details and registration are now available, HERE!

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Save the Date 2nd Annual Idaho Breastfeeding Summit June 28-29, 2018

SAVE the DATE 2nd Annual Idaho Breastfeeding Summit sponsored by the Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition June 28-29, 2018 St Alphonsus Health System Boise Registration available soon.

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St. Luke’s Nampa Embraces Innovative Peer Breastfeeding Program

St. Luke’s Nampa Embraces Innovative Peer Breastfeeding Program By Amy Stahl, News and Community January 4, 2018 Cindi Bennett (at left), a nurse at St. Luke’s Nampa, has helped champion a peer breastfeeding program in partnership with Central District Health….

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Even Partial Breast-Feeding for First Few Months Lowers SIDS Risk

Even Partial Breast-Feeding for First Few Months Lowers SIDS Risk New research confirms that breast-feeding for two to four months of a newborn’s life can significantly reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).It’s still unclear how breast-feeding might…

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Education for WIC Peer Counselors About Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant

Education for WIC Peer Counselors About Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant Cindi Faith Bennett, MN, RN, IBCLC, St Lukes Health System,  Cynthia Galloway, RDN, LD, IBCLC, Idaho Central District Breastfeeding WIC Program, and Jane S. Grassley, PhD, RN, IBCLC, Boise State…

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A Community Partnership to Support Breastfeeding Mothers of Late Preterm Infants

A Community Partnership to Support Breastfeeding Mothers of Late Preterm Infants Cindi Faith Bennett, MN, RN, IBCLC, a lactation consultant in the NICU at St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, ID and Jane S. Grassley, PhD, RN, IBCLC, a professor and…

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WIC program sponsors 1st-ever Idaho Breastfeeding Summit to continue support for mothers and babies

Posted on August 10, 2017 by idhwmedia By Mimi Fetzer, RDN, LD Breastfeeding Coordinator for the Idaho WIC Program of IDHW’s Division of Public Health In the summer of 2016, the Idaho Women, Infants, Children (WIC) program’s breastfeeding accomplishments helped…

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Save the Date August 2017

First ever Idaho Breastfeeding Summit sponsored by the Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition and State of Idaho WIC Program August 1, 2, 3 2017 St Alphonsus Health System Boise Contact Cindy Galloway 208-327-8565

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Breastfeeding Medicine US Public Health guidelines should reflect evidence, not anecdote

Breastfeeding Medicine US Public Health Guidelines Should Reflect Evidence, not anecdoteUS Public Health guildelines should reflect evidence, not anecdote In 2008, the United States Preventive Services Task Force issued the following recommendation with Grade B Evidence: “The USPSTF recommends interventions during pregnancy…

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Breastfeeding: achieving the new normal

Breastfeeding: achieving the new normal Breastmilk makes the world healthier, smarter, and more equal: these are the conclusions of a new Lancet Series on breastfeeding. The deaths of 823 000 children and 20 000 mothers each year could be averted…

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