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Health Care Reform Law includes workplace breastfeeding support

The new health care reform law includes a provision for workplace breastfeeding support, a first for federal legislation. Read this article for the details. Continue reading

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Joint letter for breastfeeding goes to Congress

A letter signed by 90 national and state organizations was sent to Congress today, asking for $15 million per year in line-item funding to promote breastfeeding. Continue reading

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Massachusetts Gets Second Baby-Friendly Facility

Jubilant staff today celebrated the new Baby-Friendly award given to Cambridge Birth Center. Cambridge Birth Center is now the second facility in Massachusetts to become Baby-Friendly. Continue reading

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2009 MBC Breastfeeding-Friendly Award Recipients

Each year the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition celebrates retail businesses and public agencies as well as employers who show exceptional support for breastfeeding. Please congratulate this year’s winners. Continue reading

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AAP Endorses Ten Steps

The American Academy of Pediatrics has now officially endorsed the WHO/UNICEF Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Continue reading

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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with a new hip ad

The Best for Babes Foundation has released the second in its series of ads to suppport breastfeeding, by eliminating “booby traps” that trip up new moms. See the ad and read more by clicking through to this story. Continue reading

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Joint Commission approves breastfeeding measure

In a major step forward for public health, the group that accredits US hospitals will hold maternity hospitals accountable for the quality of care they provide to breastfeeding mothers and babies. Continue reading

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New study shows breastfeeding links with less maternal cardiovascular disease

A woman’s breastfeeding history continues to affect her health even after menopause, according to a new study announced this month in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Continue reading

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JAMA article advises severing of industry ties

Eleven leading US physicians have published a special article in the Journal of the American Medical Association recommending that professional medical associations sever their ties with pharmaceutical and device manufacturers. This may have implications for the infant formula industry. Continue reading

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Atlantic article sparks breastfeeding storm

A storm is brewing against breastfeeding with tomorrow’s publication of Hanna Rosin’s The Case Against Breastfeeding in The Atlantic Monthly. She has also been featured on the Today Show. Please click above to read more. Continue reading

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