The Push For Breastfeeding

August 31, 2015

By MARISA DEMARCO • AUG 21, 2015 from 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 clean, private spaces to pump milk? Did you or anyone you know ever face disapproval or judgment for nursing in public? Are businesses friendly to breastfeeding moms? Read the Full Article

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Successful Breastfeeding Starts With Baby-Friendly Hospital Care

August 10, 2015

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 in real, concrete ways. The lack of social and cultural support for breastfeeding in America is much more insidious and more widespread than most new parents realize. It includes the absence of mandated paid family leave, which would make it easier to begin and maintain…

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Breast-feeding makes financial, health sense

August 3, 2015

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 ways we see in the news when a breast-feeding mom is kicked out of a public place for breast-feeding. No, more likely, discrimination against breast-feeding families happens in more subtle ways. These include workplace policies that make it hard for nursing moms to take breaks…

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May 12, 2015

New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force on 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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KQRE – Lawmaker looks at accommodations for pregnant criminals

February 23, 2015

Sen. Lisa Torraco thinks judges and prisons should go easy on pregnant inmates and set them free to have and raise their babies.

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Telemundo Coverage of SB 363

February 23, 2015

El día de hoy los legisladores de Nuevo México pondrán en la mesa de discusión la propuesta para darle beneficios a aquellas encarceladas que son madres…

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UNM Hospital Receives Baby Friendly Designation

November 14, 2014

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New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force on the Morning Brew!

August 31, 2014

Check out this video of the NMBFTF on the Morning Brew!

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World Breastfeeding Week

August 22, 2014

Check out this article about World Breastfeeding Week in New Mexico!

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KOB Interview on Breastfeeding in the Workplace

February 24, 2014

On Feb 13, 2014, KOB4 interviewed NMBTF Coordinator, Cindy Chavez about the UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research Survey that will be administered in March 2014 asking 20,000 NM employers and private business what they know about New Mexico's breastfeeding laws. Read the full story here: Breastfeeding task force aims to help working mothers.

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