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2011-08-04 07:10:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Commonly, when a mother leaves the hospital with her new baby, she is given samples of infant formula and coupons from the manufacturer. "What they really should be providing her with is a calculator," says Mark Repkin, author of children's book "Mommy Breastfeeds My Baby Brother." "$1,500! That's approximately what the family that bottle feeds will be spending the first year for the cost of basic formula," Repkin continues. "If the health benefits...

2011-08-01 16:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Please include this event in your daybooks/ Editors: community calendars and ------------------------------------------- please cover the event. ----------------------- Event Date: August 4, 2011 When: Thursday, August 4th - noon to 2 p.m. More than 200 women, children and supporters of...

2011-06-30 08:15:00

Coalition supports access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare services WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholics for Choice, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, in coalition with more than a dozen faith-based organizations, will participate in a briefing today on Capitol Hill to highlight religious support for access to a comprehensive range of reproductive...

2011-06-23 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Left without the legal protection of husbands after the ugly bloodletting of 1994, fifty women stood together in Rwanda to form AVEGA Agahozo, the Association of Widows of the Genocide, and 17 years later they are still helping one another and thousands of other survivors to get on with the business of living. For their work, the group will receive the 2011 Women's Rights Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, a $500,000 unrestricted cash...

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...

2011-05-11 10:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The new fall collection from Motherhood Maternity® features contemporary maternity fashions inspired by the color and beauty of the forest and surrounding countryside. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110511/PH99132 ) The first delivery explores a range of greens from emerald and dark olive to soft sage, with accents of lime. This collection features details including raw edges, asymmetrical necklines, heavy...

2011-04-22 00:00:30

Corporate Voices for Working Families has published an updated version of its workplace lactation toolkit to help employers establish workplace lactation programs, comply with new provisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act passed into law with health care reform and to help employers adopt management strategies for 21st century success. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 Corporate Voices for Working Families has published an updated version of its workplace lactation toolkit to help...

2011-04-04 07:20:00

VISTA, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hygeia, the makers of the EnJoye(TM) eco-friendly breastpump, announces the launch of its Hygeia EnJoye Breastpump giveaway. Three winners will receive a free Hygeia EnJoye(TM) LBI Deluxe Tote Set that includes the award-winning Hygeia professional-grade electric/battery double pump along with a stylish tote. The EnJoye(TM) pump is designed for the long-term and frequent pumping needs of working mothers. Each set is worth $319.99. Hygeia also...

2011-04-01 00:14:17

Carol Crossed is the founder and president of the new Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams, Massachusetts. The Birthplace was recently restored, and opened in the spring of 2010. Adams, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011 Women's History Month ends with the death of a leading women's rights figure, Geraldine Ferraro. A lapel button supporting her run for vice president in 1984 still graces my office bulletin board. A trailblazer in the political realm, Ferraro can be rightly added to the...

2011-03-07 04:00:00

NEW YORK, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a message by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director, UN Women: A hundred years ago today, women across the world took an historic step on the long road to equality. The first ever International Women's Day was called to draw attention to the unacceptable and often dangerous working conditions that so many women faced worldwide. Although the occasion was celebrated in only a handful of countries, it brought over one million...