Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCFE)

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August, 2020. It has been updated to reflect current IYCFE information. Fires! Floods! Unsafe or contaminated water! Hurricanes and Typhoons! Conflicts! War! Pandemics! Crises come in many forms, and these disasters are heavily impacting our families, especially vulnerable families already marginalized or without adequate resources.  The US …

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Signatures Needed | New Title IX Regulations

We have some great news to share! The U.S. Department of Education has proposed new Title IX regulations for schools, colleges, and other educational institutions. Please sign on to the letter drafted by Jessica Lee from The Pregnant Scholar, Love Anderson from Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities, and many more community advocates from around the country. …

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Save the Date: New and Current Community Partners Meet&Greet

It’s an After Party…and You’re Invited! September 8th! …After the excitement! …After the education and awareness-building! …After the celebrations! …After the events! …After the social media posts! …After the proclamations! …After the…well you get the idea! Join Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities for a Virtual Meet & Greet!  When: Thursday, September 8, at 1:00pm EDTWhere: https://meet.google.com/sqr-wscg-owb Just thinking about …

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Child Care Provider Meet and Greet! Save the Date!

Thinking about Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care and not sure where to begin? Are you already welcoming nursing families and would like to learn more? Looking for ways to support your staff? Need resources? Have questions? Join Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities for a virtual Meet and Greet!  When: Monday, August 15th, at 1:00pm EDTWhere: https://meet.google.com/jnc-qkfb-kmr Learn about the ways …

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National Breastfeeding Month: Collective Power & Impact

August is almost here! It might be “just” the end of summer for many; however, for chest/breastfeeding advocates, it is time to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month!  National Breastfeeding Month – WEEK BY WEEK WEEK 1 World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, begins the month-long celebration! This annual event marks the 1990 signing …

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LGBTQ+ Human Milk Feeding Committee-Support & Resources

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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A Global Criteria to Support Family Friendly Communities

Community. It’s where we live, work, and play. We connect with others in the community. Community is at the heart of the services, resources, and support systems for breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and human milk feeding families, and the importance of a welcoming community cannot be overstated for a family to meet its infant feeding goals. Breastfeeding …

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The Marketing of Infant Feeding

May 2022 has been a heartbreakingly difficult month for families, straining the very health and well-being, the sense of confidence and safety of families throughout the country from grieving the loss of so many children to fearing that children will not be fed due to the continued infant formula shortage. Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities and community partners …

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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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