By: Marisa Demarco Moms and hospitals around the state are working to figure out what can be done to support breastfeeding. It’s all about re-normalizing an ancient and intimate exchange of nutrition in the United States today.  Read More

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There are 30 hospital facilities with maternity care units across the state. Eight have been deemed baby-friendly, and four of those are part of Indian Health Services. “That’s a designation that shows a huge commitment and takes years to achieve—huge culture shift within the hospital systems,” says Erin Marshall, baby-friendly hospital project director with the New Mexico…

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By Shabd-Simran Adeniji and Monica Larrea de Arellano | You might be asking yourself, why would we need to have a national month to celebrate breast-feeding? The answer is simple. Though breast-feeding is much more widely accepted now than it has been in decades, and more and more people view breast-feeding as the most healthy way…

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By MARISA DEMARCO • AUG 21, 2015 from kunm.org Advocates around the state are working to help new moms who want to breastfeed make it happen. They’re embarking on campaigns to normalize breastfeeding and inform women of their rights at work. Are hospitals helping women start the process? Are New Mexico employers offering their workers…

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by Carrie Murphy (from RH Reality Check) Here in the United States, parents and families are constantly told “Breast is best.” Yet our society is fundamentally unsupportive in helping families who truly wish to breastfeed to reach their goals, whatever they may be. There are few structures or programs in place that reinforce breastfeeding families…

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from the Albuquerque Journal By Cindy Chavez And Erin Marshall / New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force PUBLISHED: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 12:02 am When you think of all the benefits of breast-feeding, it’s hard to imagine anyone would discourage mothers and families from breast-feeding their infants. But it happens. Maybe not in the headline-grabbing…

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New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force on kasa.com ALBUQUERQUE (KASA) – Since 1988, The New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force has been collaborating with families, doctors, hospitals, employers, and communities to make breastfeeding the cultural norm. The New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force has begun a new initiative to design, implement, and evaluate a “Breastfeeding Workplace Liaison” Program. 

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