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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...

2011-08-01 14:08:00

MCHENRY, Ill., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week, Medela is proud to honor the hard work, dedication and best practices of US-based lactation consultants and breastfeeding advocates. The company today announced the induction of two new members to the Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence: Madeleine Sigman-Grant, Las Vegas, Nev. and Kathleen Moren, Providence, R.I. "As the world focuses this week on the importance of breastfeeding, we are thrilled to honor...

2011-06-22 00:00:34

The Covillow combines a breastfeeding cover and pillow into one unique breastfeeding accessory that provides privacy like never before Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 Covillow, LLC today announced the launch of their new nursing top aimed at addressing the social, emotional and practical challenges mothers face when breastfeeding in public. The Covillow combines a breastfeeding cover and pillow into one unique accessory that provides privacy like never before. This new nursing top is...

2011-03-01 08:00:00

MCHENRY, Ill., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela today announced the launch of the 2011 Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence - an exciting expansion of the Lactation Consultant Hall of Excellence. The program will now honor the hard-work, dedication and best practices of lactation consultants, as well as other professional and community breastfeeding advocates. The Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence inductees will be announced during World Breastfeeding Week in August 2011 and will be...

2011-01-10 07:20:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaymie Gomez, former fashion publicist and wife to Black Eyed Peas singer Taboo, will be designing a line of breastfeeding loungewear for nursing mothers. "While nursing my first son I struggled to find comfortable and functional nursing bras and clothes with a contemporary style. Pregnant again with my second son, I was determined to design a line of loungewear clothes for moms who want to feel sexy and stylish while nursing," Jaymie said....

2010-01-11 08:40:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Milkalicious was founded in 2008 with the ambitious goal of providing community-based, long-term support for breastfeeding mothers. Milkalicious is targeting the modern mom by offering Lactation Consultations via SKYPE video chat. "Lack of support is the main reason a new mother quits breastfeeding," states Jennifer Ritchie, a Board Certified Lactation Consultant and owner of Milkalicious. "Every new mom has a ton of questions, especially about...

2009-12-01 14:30:00

RED BANK, N.J., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A national survey reveals the majority of mothers know breastfeeding is ideal for their babies and themselves but at the same time want the right to decide what works best for them and their families. See video from HealthyWomen at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/IFC_37156/ The survey of mothers of children aged 12 months and younger found that most mothers (83%) made their infant feeding decision prior to going to the hospital to give birth. The vast...

2009-08-07 16:36:32

Some U.S. parenting Web sites have criticized a Spanish doll that simulates breastfeeding as inappropriate and a possible contributor to early sexual activity. The parenting groups said the Bebe Gloton doll, which comes wearing a halter top with detachable flowers over the nipples for simulated breast-feeding, is not appropriate for young children and could promote sexual activity at too young an age, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday. However, some breastfeeding advocates have come to...

2009-01-12 16:47:00

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine feels that the social networking website, Facebook, would be well advised to review its policy banning photographs of breastfeeding mothers. Such a policy perpetuates the notion that breastfeeding is an unseemly bodily function best kept from public viewing, a misguided and antiquated concept that has no place in contemporary society. It further perpetuates the idea that formula feeding is normative when...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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