Celebrating Native Breastfeeding Week!

National Breastfeeding Month 2020 continues in the US!  This week, from Sunday, August 9, to Saturday, August 15, breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and human milk feeding is celebrated as part of Native Breastfeeding Week – #StrongResilientLatched.  On the Native Breastfeeding Week Facebook page, we are reminded that this week addresses “the inequity and injustice of Indigenous parents …

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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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Proclamation-Durham County

On Monday, April 13, 2020, the Durham Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Durham County a BREASTFEEDING FRIENDLY FAMILY COMMUNITY! In this post-COVID world, we viewed the meeting on the Durham Television Network (DTN) Channel 8, via YouTube at www.youtube.com/DCoWebmaster, or via the DCo website https://www.dconc.gov/government/departments-a-e/board-of-commissioners/commissioner-meetings/bocc-live-archived-media-library. PROCLAMATION – BREASTFEEDING FAMILY FRIENDLY COMMUNITY WHEREAS, families are a priority in Durham, and part of helping …

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Carrboro Mayor is smiling and shaking hands with a breastfeeding family friendly communities supporter while another support holds the proclamation and looks on.

Proclamation – Carrboro

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Carrboro also continued its commitment to Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities by proclaiming Carrboro to be a Breastfeeding Family Friendly Community. Two representatives of the Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities initiative received the proclamation from Carrboro Mayor, Lydia Lavelle!

Town Council Member Donna Bell is smiling at the camera with two supporters of breastfeeding family friendly communities, the middle person is holding the proclamation

Proclamation – Chapel Hill

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Chapel Hill continued its commitment to Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities! The Proclamation was read during the Town Council meeting. Joining Council Member Donna Bell are two supporters of the Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities initiative.

One person is speaking into a microphone and three others are standing behind the person and listening; the backs of the heads of the audience are in the bottom of the picture.

Proclamation – Durham

On August 6, 2018, Mayor Stephen M. Schewel proclaimed the City of Durham a Breastfeeding Friendly Community (BFFC). BFFC Durham looks forward to future collaborations with businesses and institutions throughout the city and county to meet the needs of breastfeeding families.

Chapel Hill Mayor is standing with three people, holding the proclamation with the person on the Mayor's left. All four are smiling at the camera.

Proclamation – Chapel Hill and Carrboro

The Towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill continue to support this expanding initiative with proclamations signifying that the communities are Breastfeeding Family Friendly. In June, 2016, the Town of Chapel Hill read the Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities proclamation. The Mayor, Pam Hemminger, is standing with three representatives of the Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities Team! The …

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