Scholarship opportunity!   Pacify, Advantia Health’s leading lactation and pediatric telehealth app for moms, is awarding $14,000 to aspiring International Board Certified Lactation Consultants from racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the professional lactation field! 14 winners will be selected, and applicants must be residents of either the City of Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Tennessee, Arizona, New Mexico, Mississippi, Maryland, Missouri, West Virginia, Texas, Ohio, Kentucky,…

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A huge congratulations to Amanda Singer for receiving the Buffy Saint-Marie Advocacy Award and for all of the amazing work she does with the Navajo Nation Breastfeeding Coalition! We are so lucky to have incredible NMBTF staff who are leaders in our communities.  Congratulations, Amanda! You can learn more about the Navajo National Breastfeeding Coalition here, and…

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Huge congratulations to our Deputy Director, Monica Esparza, for receiving the HealthConnect One 2020 Community Health Worker of the Year award!   From HealthConnect One’s website: HealthConnect One launched the Birth Equity Leadership Academy, BELA, in 2017.  Our goal was to develop authentic leadership in underserved and underrepresented communities of color typically marginalized when it comes…

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August is National Breastfeeding Month—a time when breastfeeding coalitions, Departments of Health, advocates, and communities promote the important role all community members can play in supporting lactating parents. Employers play a critical role in the success of their lactating employees by providing accommodations. Their support of a healthy workforce begins by understanding the many health…

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The New Mexico Breastfeeding Taskforce (NMBTF) promotes breastfeeding and supports mothers, families, and communities by helping to create supportive environments in which breastfeeding is the cultural norm. The purpose of NMBTF is to bridge the gap in breastfeeding disparities by ensuring all families have the support they need to reach their breastfeeding goals. Their Annual…

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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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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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