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2012-09-04 02:29:48

Free text service raises awareness during National Infant Mortality Awareness Month WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- September marks National Infant Mortality Awareness Month and while millions of families prepare their children for a new school year, this is also a time to reflect on the thousands of families who have lost a child far too soon. The infant mortality rate (6 in 1,000 live births) in the U.S. is one of the highest among developed nations and...

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...

2012-07-19 23:01:41

Gloria Steinem, the iconic leader of the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the 2013 WTS Annual Conference in Philadelphia. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 Gloria Steinem, the iconic leader of the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the 2013 annual conference of WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in...

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2012-07-11 08:47:56

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Considered taboo in the past, breastfeeding is the new hip activity for mothers who recently gave birth. Breastfeeding has gained in popularity for a variety of reasons related to better health. Most recently, scientists discovered that, while having more babies can lead to a higher body mass index, the longer a woman breastfeeds causes a lower body mass index (BMI) later on. The study included women who had breastfed for at least six...

Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Breastfeeding
2012-04-27 09:02:48

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Breastfeeding has suddenly become more popular, with celebrities like music star Beyoncé, musician Gwen Stefanie, and actress Maggie Gyllenhaal doing it openly. However, how does breastfeeding add up cost-wise? Some would say that it´s free, while a new study would argue otherwise. The report, "Is Breastfeeding Truly Cost Free? Income Consequences of Breastfeeding for Women," is published in the April issue of the American Sociological...

2012-04-04 06:27:09

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WomanCare Global confirmed today that the relocation of its United States headquarters to San Diego, California has been completed. Originally headquartered in Chapel Hill, N.C., the organization decided to relocate to the San Diego market to be closer to potential partners and to gain access to new and emerging markets including Latin America and Asia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101018/DC83896LOGO) Saundra Pelletier,...

2012-03-20 06:28:53

PHILADELPHIA, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidi Klum wears many hats--supermodel, mother, executive producer, and fashion expert on Project Runway. After four pregnancies and several seasons of top-selling collections at Motherhood® and A Pea in the Pod® stores, Heidi knows what an expectant mom needs to look fantastic during her pregnancy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120320/PH73381 ) The Spring 2012 collection of Loved by Heidi Klum, arriving in Motherhood...

2012-03-15 17:08:24

A serial qualitative interview study of infant feeding experiences: Idealism meets realism Advising women to breastfeed exclusively for six months may be "unhelpful" and far too idealistic, suggests a qualitative study of new mothers, their partners, and close relatives, published in the online journal BMJ Open. Exclusive breastfeeding for six months is known to confer considerable health benefits for mother and baby, and many governments around the world endorse the World Health...

2012-03-05 11:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), the national coalition of religious denominations and groups dedicated to reproductive justice, today launched a national campaign to demonstrate the widespread support for expanded access to birth control and contraception among people of faith. The campaign - "I'm a Fan of Birth Control" - involves hundreds of clergy and religious leaders and activists of all faiths in...

2012-03-01 11:17:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prompted by intensified attacks on women's rights this election year, the Ms. Foundation is leading a coalition of 25 women's funds from across the country to increase attention to the issues affecting women and girls nationwide. With politicians openly supporting a reversal of women's rights - from attempts to deny them access to contraception to deeming them unfit for military combat - the "Calling All Women: Send a Message of Strength"...