Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition

News

American Public Health Association approves new breastfeeding position paper

At its annual meeting, the American Public Health Association approved a sweeping position paper on breastfeeding, its first comprehensive stance on the topic since 1982. Continue reading

Read More

Expert panel on cancer recommends exclusive breastfeeding

A joint report issued last month by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Cancer Research Institute has incorporated breastfeeding as one of its pillars of recommendation to prevent cancer. Continue reading

Read More

Evenflo to become Code-complaint

As part of its purchase of the Ameda breast pump company, Evenflo has committed to complying with the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes. Continue reading

Read More

Court rejects medical student's plea for time to express milk

A Norfolk county judge has rejected Sophie Currier’s request for additional break time to express milk during a medical licensing exam. Continue reading

Read More

National advocacy group joins campaign for breastfeeding medical student

Sophie Currier wants to be a doctor and a nursing mother, but the National Board of Medical Examiner say she can’t. They’ve denied the Massachusetts student breaks to pump during her nine-hour medical licensing exam. She’s taking the NBME to court. Sign a petition now to support Sophie at MomsRising, a national campaign  

Read More

CDC releases new state breastfeeding report card

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new national breastfeeding Report Card Continue reading

Read More

Study shows that most breastfeeding medication resources are inaccurate

Pharmacies give mothers inaccurate advice when it comes to medication safety in breastfeeding, according to a new study in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Continue reading

Read More

Nestlé recommends unsafe preparation practices for its probiotic formula

A Nestlé formula marketing blitz targeting health care providers contradicts CDC and World Health Organization guidelines on formula safety, putting infants at risk of life-threatening infections. Continue reading

Read More

TSA to allow unlimited quantities of breastmilk in airplane cabins

Taking a plane trip? Mothers (with or without child) can now bring on the plane breastmilk in quantities greater than three ounces as long as it is declared for inspection at the security checkpoint. Continue reading

Read More

Formula industry enlists PR agencies to defend marketing tactics

The formula industry has enlisted two international PR firms to defend hospital-based marketing of infant formula. Continue reading

Read More