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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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National Minority Health Month – Awareness and Equity

April is National Minority Health Month in the United States. This year, the focus is on the COVID-19 pandemic with the theme #VaccineReady. The COVID-19 health crisis has brought into stark relief the extent and enormity of the inequities in health care for underrepresented families, racial and ethnic minority families, Black and Brown families in …

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