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Idaho moms push for change in breastfeeding law

Idaho moms push for change in breastfeeding law   BOISE — This week, mothers across the country are celebrating their right to breastfeed their children. Idaho ranked first nationwide last year when it came to the ratio of mothers who…

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Live, Love, Latch!, from LLL USA

Live, Love, Latch! is a National Breastfeeding Month celebration presented by La Leche League USA and hosted by La Leche League Groups throughout the country. Live, Love, Latch! events will celebrate breastfeeding and highlight support, with the goal to break…

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Solutions for Nursing Moms at Work

HHS Launches Solutions for Nursing Moms at Work  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH), announced the launch of a new national online searchable resource which features business such as Goodwill Industries, Walmart, Walgreens,…

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Breastfeeding Video

The Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles has developed a new video illustrating the many stakeholders that influence breastfeeding families.

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Workplace Accommodations Case, from Iowa

The American Civil Liberties Union has published the story of an Iowa mom who, after repeated attempts to find a space to express breast milk on her first day back to work from maternity leave, was told that the only…

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Frontier Airlines Changes Policy to Protect Breastfeeding Mothers

Frontier Airlines had their breastfeeding policy questioned when Deanna Bratter was harassed on flight last week. You can read her story here. Today, a letter from Frontier Airlines was sent out to Deanna and her husband. It seems as if…

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Response to Study that Benefits of Breastfeeding have been overstated.

Response to Study that Benefits of Breastfeeding have been overstated. A new study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine suggested that some of the benefits of breastfeeding have been overstated. The study used sibling comparisons to estimate the…

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Response to Online Milk Sharing Study

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that breast milk purchased online had more bacteria and viruses than unpasteurized samples of milk donated to a milk bank, reflecting poor collection, storage, or shipping practices. Responding to extensive media…

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Idaho Breastfeeding Rates Highest in Nation

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Milk Bank Depot St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital

The recently opened Milk Bank Depot at St Luke’s Children’s provides a convenient local drop-off site for women who may be in a position to donate their milk. The depot serves as a mid-point between the milk donor and Mothers’…

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