Kathleen Anderson

Celebrating Breastfeeding 2020!

This week, August 1-7, is World Breastfeeding Week (WBW).  WBW has been celebrated the first week of August every year since 1992 to commemorate the 1990 Innocenti Declaration on the Protection, Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding.1 Beyond celebrations, WBW is a week dedicated to increasing awareness about and advocacy for the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding.  The …

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Q&A: Statements of Support from the Health Department and Local Government

Getting started on a project can be the hardest part. We are reminded of that in the Chinese proverb: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  The good news is that completing the Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities (BFFC) designation will not take a thousand miles! The journey does involve completing Ten …

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Urban Design Meets Breastfeeding Communities

Breastfeeding Saves Lives! It is critical for the optimal health and development of infants. Breastfeeding reduces an infant’s risk of childhood illness, such as obesity, diabetes, ear infections, diarrhea, and pneumonia. Breastfeeding also is associated with a reduced risk of maternal breast and ovarian cancers and a faster recovery from childbirth as compared to formula …

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