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.

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Let’s Celebrate!

The final question in this four-part series focuses on celebrations. Sometimes it is too easy to only see the work ahead or the work undone. This question provided an opportunity to reflect on all the work already completed and how our communities are carrying on and working through challenges and lessons learned. 

Maternal Mental Health Awareness: More Than Just a Month

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month is quickly coming to a close. As I was cleaning up the emails in my inbox, I noticed a reminder email from Moms Rising to read their May call-to-action blogpost on supporting new moms. Seeing that email reminded me that, even though the month is almost over, the work to …

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