Atlanta– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded nearly $6 million over three years to the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality to help hospitals nationwide make quality improvements to maternity care to better support mothers and babies to be able to breastfeed. The goal of the project is to accelerate the number of U.S. Baby-Friendly hospitals. Read more in the news release. Continue reading
Last month, the non-profit group Corporate Voices for Working Families, with support from Abbott Nutrition, released an updated version of its worksite lactation toolkit. The toolkit provides an excellent illustration of what happens when well-meaning organizations partner with the formula industry, potentially tarnishing their own credibility and hard-earned reputation. Continue reading
On March 7, a Joint Letter went to Congress signed by over 120 organizations, asking for $15 million from the Prevention and Public Health Fund for for breastfeeding in Fiscal Year 2012.
Sponsored by the US Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), people are now urged to meet with, or write their legislators to follow up on this