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Human Milk Feeding

On the eve of Pride Month 2022, President Biden issued A Proclamation on Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer and Intersex Pride Month 2022. The proclamation is partly an essential reminder about the past and continued attacks, discrimination, hate, and abuse toward members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and partly an offering of love, support, and affirmation. …

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Infant Formula Shortage – Guidance and Resources

The current infant formula shortage has left families fearful and stressed about meeting the needs of their infants and young children. Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities is concerned about the health and safety of all children and their families. We hope that the State and National guidance and resources compiled here will support healthcare providers, and …

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Support Early Learning – Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care

This April 2-8, 2022, marked the 51st year that the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has celebrated the Week of the Young Child (#WOYC). The NAEYC sets aside this important time for advocacy and awareness-building of the need for high-quality affordable childcare. It is a celebration of “early learning, young children, …

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A Call To Action: Expanding Advocacy in the Community

Editor’s Note: This post is based on a post originally published by Breastfeed Durham. We offer it as a way to lift up and highlight an idea from one of our communities as an example for others to consider incorporating. We encourage you to use or adapt this idea to your work. View the original …

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Black History Month 2022: Black Health and Wellness

It is February, Black History Month. This month has provided a much-needed catalyst for recognizing, revealing, and bringing to light the contributions of Black creators, educators, scientists, merchants, farmers, craftspeople, artists and musicians, legislators, healthcare providers, and so many more. These contributions have made indelible, enriching imprints, and often whole designs, on the fabric of …

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Nationwide Survey: Lactation Resources Available to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

Together with BreastfeedLA (breastfeedla.org) and the Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (ASAP!) Breastfeeding Task Force of Alameda County, the Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force (APIBTF), breastfeedla.org/aapi-breastfeeding-task-force/) is conducting a nationwide landscape analysis of lactation resources available to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.  As part of this project, we seek to compile and create a resource directory to …

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Black Breastfeeding Week 2021 – Virtual Support Opportunity

It’s Black Breastfeeding Week 2021 – The Big Pause: Collective Rest for Collective Power. The week is filled with exciting events. For more information and to check out the events, please visit the Black Breastfeeding Week website or Facebook page In celebration of Black Breastfeeding Week, we are excited to share a new initiative from the Breastfeeding Family Friendly Community …

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Celebrating Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week

During this third week of National Breastfeeding Month, we are excited to celebrate the inaugural Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Breastfeeding Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Reclaiming our Traditions.” Learn more about the roots and importance of this week and the work of the Asian & Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force by …

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Indigenous Milk Medicine Week – Webinar Opportunity!

In celebration of Indigenous Milk Medicine Week, join BreastfeedLA on Thursday, August 12th from 10AM to 12:30PM PST/1PM to 3:30PM ET for Revitalizing Culture through Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding, a live webinar featuring Kimberly Moore-Salas, IBCLC, Amanda Singer, CLC, Briana Groten, BSN, IBCLC, and Natasha Bowman. Join us with speakers Kimberly Moore-Salas, IBCLC and Amanda Singer, CLC from …

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Moving Through Challenges

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, implementation team members from our Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities were approached for insights into the challenges and celebrations, the current tasks and goals, that are a part of building a welcoming, equitable community for breast/chestfeeding families.