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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...

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...

2011-02-26 07:58:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women's rights, human rights, workers' rights are under siege in Congress and statehouses, according to organizers of the Walk for Choice. A Congress with no solutions to the nation's pressing crises has voted to defund basic health care services and family planning (Title X). Their plan would force more unintended pregnancies on the most vulnerable women. And then HR 3 would deny access to abortions. This is another tragic and...

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2011-02-24 08:30:00

The United States lags the rest of the world in parental leave policy, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. "Millions of U.S. workers - including parents of infants - are harmed by weak or nonexistent laws on paid leave, breastfeeding accommodation, and discrimination against workers with family responsibilities," said Human Rights Watch in the 90-page report, entitled "Failing its Families: Lack of Paid Leave and Work-Family Supports in the U.S." The report is...

2011-01-27 08:15:00

MCHENRY, Ill., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of moms who choose to breastfeed and/or breastpump, Medela is launching a new application for the iPhone and iPod touch. iBreastfeed is free and available now through the iTunes App Store. iBreastfeed will give moms helpful information and practical advice throughout their breastfeeding experience. It also helps moms and caregivers manage babies' daily activities. The App's features include a locator to find local breastfeeding...

2011-01-20 16:16:23

Review suggests that breastfeeding can partially offset the long-term side effects of cancer treatment Women who have survived childhood cancer should be advised to breastfeed if they can, in order to offset some of the negative health effects of their earlier cancer treatment. According to Susan Ogg and colleagues from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, making women aware of the benefits of breastfeeding should be part of routine post-cancer diet and healthy...

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2011-01-20 13:51:32

On Thursday, American's chief doctor asked for Americans to support breastfeeding and outlined guidelines for mothers and communities to support the nature's most natural nutrition system. Studies have shown numerous benefits for babies, mothers and overall healthcare when newborns are breastfed for the recommended minimum of six months. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin issued a report on Thursday that advocates mothers to breastfeed their children. "Many barriers exist for mothers who want...

2010-10-26 14:06:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- This season's trends will have today's mom-to-be mixing girly with menswear, destructed with refined, and vintage with modern. The Spring 2011 collection from Motherhood Maternity® offers her these trends in styles that fit and flatter her new shape, all at a great value. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101026/PH89098 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101026/PH89098 ) Classic Americana is a major fashion...

2010-10-21 00:00:45

When women have access to the same rights and opportunities as men, they are more resilient to conflict and disaster and can lead reconstruction and renewal efforts in their societies, according to The State of World Population 2010, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. London (Vocus) October 20, 2010 When women have access to the same rights and opportunities as men, they are more resilient to conflict and disaster and can lead reconstruction and renewal efforts in...

2010-10-04 18:23:01

While more American mothers are breastfeeding today, non-Hispanic Black/African American women are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding, primarily due to a lack of desire and lack of self-efficacy, according to research presented Monday, Oct. 4, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. Fifty-four percent of black women initiate breastfeeding, compared to the 73 percent national average. In the study, "Barriers to...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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