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NM Breastfeeding Task Force Encourages Individuals & Employers to Get Involved in World Breastfeeding Week, August 1–7

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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Staying Connected: Moms Who Pump in Prison

An innovative lactation program encourages incarcerated new moms to maintain their breast milk supply, reinforcing maternal bonds and providing health benefits to their newborns. EDITOR’S NOTE: This report was produced with support from the Fuller Project for International Reporting, in collaboration with Resolve Philadelphia. Warden Nancy Giannetta, clutching a dense ring of keys, gets buzzed through a…

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Addressing Racial Inequities in Breastfeeding in the Southern United States

Abstract BACKGROUND: Race is a predictor of breastfeeding rates in the United States, and rates are lowest among African American infants. Few studies have assessed changes in breastfeeding rates by race after implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding (hereafter referred to as the Ten Steps), and none have assessed the association between implementation and changes…

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House Leadership: New ‘Nursing Lounge’ Makes Roundhouse More Accessible For Moms, Parents

SANTA FE ― New Mexico House of Representatives Leadership announced Monday the creation of a “Nursing Lounge” for new moms and parents inside the State Capitol. Joining other state legislatures across the country, House Leadership is working to create a more inclusive and safer environment for new parents to privately breastfeed or pump breastmilk for their children…

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Sunport opens room for nursing mothers

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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First generation breastfeeder

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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Albuquerque Sunport gets new nursing room

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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World Breastfeeding Week

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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