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2014-01-23 23:22:17

Leading Lady will be cheering on pro golfer Danah Bordner as she represents the Loving Moments by Leading Lady team as an official spokesmom and breastfeeding advocate. Bahamas (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Pro golfer and Loving Moments by Leading Lady spokesmom Danah Bordner will take a swing at 2014 starting with the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic competition. Held in the Bahamas, this second-year event is the perfect tropical stage for Bordner to start off this year’s tour with a strong...

2013-08-07 12:26:45

2013 Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence Inductees Announced MCHENRY, Ill., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela today announced the induction of three honorees to the Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence. The inductees, Sherry Payne, MSN, RN, CNE, IBCLC, David Duresky and V. Kuroji Patrick, will each be awarded a $5,000 grant to fund research, sponsor continuing education, purchase equipment for use in their practice or donate to the breastfeeding charity of their choice. In honor of...

Breastfeeding Boosts IQ
2013-07-30 09:11:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Doctors have been espousing the benefits of breastfeeding for years, and a new study in JAMA Pediatrics has found further evidence breastfeeding can boost babies' intelligence. While previous studies have made a similar connection, experts said the new study took steps to account for the mother's IQ and the child's upbringing, which other studies have failed to do as comprehensively. Based on the latest study's...

2013-05-22 23:01:18

Research has shown that a majority of breastfeeding mothers bedshare at some point because they need more sleep and it makes breastfeeding easier at night. Contrary to the findings of the recent Carpenter 2013 meta-analysis, a significant body of recent, careful research indicates that bedsharing does not result in any increased risk of SIDS when seven conditions are met, which we call "The Safe Sleep Seven." Schaumburg, Illinois (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Few new mothers get enough sleep and...

2013-03-27 08:33:05

Medela Issues Call for Applications for the National Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence MCHENRY, Ill., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A mother's breastfeeding journey can be a rewarding, though often tenuous, experience. To honor those who help moms successfully nurse and reach their breastfeeding goals, Medela is calling for nominations for its Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence program. Those eligible for recognition include lactation consultants, professionals and community...

2013-02-28 08:31:03

More than 60 percent say making it easier to breastfeed is everyone's responsibility ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 60 percent of Americans believe workplaces, hospitals and other public spaces are key to making breastfeeding easier for moms, according to a poll released Thursday by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The survey of 1,300 people found strong support for the idea that everyone--not only mothers--can help ensure that babies get the breast milk they...

2012-10-19 07:23:28

NEPTUNE, N.J., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jersey Shore University Medical Center has received an international designation as a Baby-Friendly hospital. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals that offer an optimal level of care for...

2012-10-04 06:27:15

DETROIT, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses, doctors, lactation consultants, hospital administrators and physician leaders representing scores of birthing centers in hospitals across Michigan gathered today at the Michigan MotherBaby Summit to promote hospital policies that encourage breastfeeding. "You can't overstate the impact hospitals have," said pediatrician and Michigan summit organizer Dr. Paula Schreck. She also serves as breastfeeding coordinator at St. John Providence...

NYC Mayor Wants New Moms To Breast Feed Rather Than Use The Bottle
2012-07-31 08:34:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making a push to get hospitals to stop offering baby formula to new mothers and persuade them to take the natural route: breast-feeding. Of the 40 NYC-area hospitals, 27 have agreed to Bloomberg´s Latch On initiative, and said they will stop handing out free bags of formula and bottles. Beginning September 3rd, the city will monitor participating hospitals and demand medical reasons...

2011-09-23 15:00:00

The Covillow, which combines a breastfeeding cover and pillow into one unique breastfeeding accessory, enters the retail market at the worldâs largest Childrenâs Trade Fair. Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 Covillow, LLC today announced the retail channel launch of their patented breastfeeding cover and is now accepting wholesale orders. The Covillow combines a nursing cover and pillow into one unique functional and easily transportable breastfeeding...