The New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force (NMBTF) is encouraging individuals, employers and organizations to empower parents and enable breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week, which runs August 1 – 7, 2019. The Task Force is committed to having New Mexico lead the nation in breastfeeding stats, where mothers and their children experience the health and bonding…

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The Albuquerque International Sunport has become a lot more new-mother friendly by adding a private, relaxing nursing room. The room, furnished by mothers in the Aviation Department, opened to the public last month. “Making sure moms feel comfortable and welcome to nurse in our city buildings is critical for families,” Mayor Tim Keller said in…

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Breastfeeding, it’s nothing new. It was Hera’s breastmilk that made Hercules invincible. Where did babies get milk from in the ancient times? They got it from their mother or from a wet nurse. A wet nurse is a woman who is capable of producing breastmilk and who breastfeeds another woman’s baby in the case that mother cannot…

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Mothers will soon have a more comfortable place to nurse at the Sunport. The city worked with the New Mexico Breastfeeding Taskforce to develop a nursing room at the Sunport, south of the security checkpoint. The room was furnished by mothers at the Aviation Department. Read full article

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August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week. World Breastfeeding Week aims to inform people about the links between good nutrition, food security, poverty reduction and breastfeeding, anchor breastfeeding as the foundation of life and engage with individuals and organizations for greater impact. Presbyterian is honored to promote and support breastfeeding among New Mexico mothers all year round. Read…

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From the Ruidoso News: The grant will help staff members attend a lactation education course and breastfeeding conference, and pay for breastfeeding tools such as books and dolls. The Family Birthing Center at Lincoln County Medical Center recently was awarded a $5,000 grant from the New Mexico Breastfeeding Taskforce to help the center achieve the prestigious…

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Employers who provide a space where employees can express and store milk or breastfeed a baby quickly realize the benefits of doing so. According to the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force, employers who comply with state and federal laws requiring them to provide a clean and private space for lactating mothers and to offer flexible break…

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On a humid weekend in June, a teal RV decorated with the Pumpspotting logo—a heart with the circle-dot doodle of a breast—rumbled into Detroit. The two-year-old start-up, whose app offers a crowd-sourced guide to lactation-friendly spaces, was in the midst of a Kickstarter-fueled tour across the country. Inside, pregnant women and new moms relaxed into pastel poufs;…

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More than a dozen Las Cruces mothers sat on sofas around a large room on a recent day, quietly breastfeeding their babies. Their older children, mainly toddlers, happily pushed toys across the floor and jabbered with each other, keeping themselves occupied as they waited. For many mothers in this group, the scene is a weekly occurrence.…

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Las Crucen Stacie Justus, 28, always knew that she wanted to breastfeed. “It’s something my mom did for both me and my sister and I wanted to do that for my kid, too,” Justus said. Justus now has the opportunity to experience breastfeeding with her daughter Sawyer, who was just 7 weeks old at the…

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