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2009-07-09 12:52:00

NEW YORK, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Glamourmom(R) founder and inventor Line Rothman announced today that this August she will donate 200 Glamourmom Nursing Bra Tanks to the Baby Buggy organization to benefit moms in need in celebration of Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Ms. Line Rothman founded the Glamourmom(R) Company after the birth of her first child when she searched the market for something that she could wear post-pregnancy that gave her the freedom, discretion and flexibility to...

2009-06-29 09:10:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Destination Maternity Corporation (Nasdaq: DEST), the world's largest maternity apparel retailer, today reaffirmed its commitment to provide journalists with accurate and up-to-date information by launching a comprehensive Media section on its website, www.destinationmaternitycorp.com. Journalists seeking background information, images, or sources for stories from Destination Maternity, A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity, Futuretrust, or...

2009-05-27 12:06:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fall 2009 collection from Motherhood Maternity was inspired by color, comfort, and cozy layers. Once again, Motherhood delivers on-trend fashion fit to compliment the expectant woman's curves, all at a price her wallet will love. Some of the best-selling items include our Under-Belly jeans starting at $19.98 and our cozy cotton side ruch sweater at $24.98. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090527/PH23091 ) Rich, deep colors are ripe...

2009-05-18 18:55:00

Officials in Nottingham, England, said they will apologize to a woman who was stopped from breastfeeding beside a city pool due to food and drink rules. Laura Whotton, 26, said she was infuriated when a staff member at the John Carroll Leisure Center, which is run by the city, told her she could not breastfeed her 11-week-old baby next to the pool while watching her 4-year-old son swim due to regulations banning food and drink from the poolside, the Daily Mail reported Monday. I was feeding a...

2009-04-15 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Destination Maternity, the world's largest maternity store, celebrates Mom-to-be not just one day a year, but everyday. Whether it is the sophisticated and modern styles of A Pea in the Pod or the hot fashion and even hotter prices of Motherhood Maternity, Destination Maternity has what she needs all year round. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090415/PH99015) At Destination Maternity, you'll find the perfect way to let her know how...

2009-03-23 21:34:03

Hospital practices, such as supplementing newborns with formula or giving them pacifiers, reduce the odds new mothers will breastfeed, U.S. researchers say. A research team led by Eugene Declercq of the Boston University School of Public Health finds a significant drop-off between the numbers of mothers who intend to breastfeed exclusively and those who go on to fulfill that intention one week after giving birth. Among first-time mothers, 70 percent reported an intention to breastfeed...

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2009-03-17 07:26:46

Women who breastfeed their children should wait on giving their baby their first pacifier, new research from Denmark suggests. Drs. Hanne Kronborg and Michael Vaeth of the University of Aarhus discovered that infants given pacifiers in the first weeks following birth were less likely to breastfeed after. In Denmark, a procedure was put in place where nurses visited mothers with newborns after returning home from the hospital. To look into the connection between breastfeeding and pacifier use,...

2009-02-18 09:22:00

BOSTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gloria Steinem, renowned feminist, writer and lecturer will speak at Bunker Hill Community College on Tuesday, February 24th. Steinem will be this year's second speaker in the College's "Compelling Conversations" speaker series, which is free and open to the public. Her lecture will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the A 300 Auditorium, and is followed by a book signing and reception. Steinem will be signing two of her bestsellers - Revolution from...

2009-02-09 08:14:00

Corporate Voices for Working Families, Abbott Nutrition, and Working Mother Media Launch Program to Support Breastfeeding in the Workplace WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Corporate Voices for Working Families announced today that it has launched an initiative to help solve a problem facing many working mothers, especially those in hourly and lower-wage positions -- the need for breastfeeding support in the workplace. In partnership with Abbott Nutrition, Working Mother Media...

2009-01-22 16:09:00

Inaugural Campaign: Roe v. Wade Blog-a-thon WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Advocates for Youth launches Amplify (www.amplifyyourvoice.org), a new interactive, youth-driven activist website with a week-long blog-a-thon in support of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. landmark decision legalizing abortion. The blog-a-thon, running from January 22-27, can be found at www.amplifyyourvoice.org/roevwade. Following is a statement by James Wagoner, president of Advocates for Youth:...