Why is Breast Milk Best? It's All in the Genes
Michelle Obama highlights breastfeeding as a way to decrease childhood obesity in her Report to the President on the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity. And she highlights Baby-Friendly Hospitals! The section on breastfeeding begins on page 13. Hurray!!
Public displays of nutrition - The Boston Globe
After dashing through the Barnes & Noble in Peabody, clutching my screaming 4-month-old, I finally found a spot to sit down. At the opposite end of the store from where my 2-year-old was browsing with ...
The Burden of Suboptimal Breastfeeding in the United States: A Pediatric Cost Analysis -- Bartick an
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Melissa Bartick: Peaceful Revolution: Motherhood and the $13 Billion Guilt
If you compare what should happen when a woman gives birth, versus what actually happens, you can appreciate how tough it can be for US women to breastfeed.www.huffingtonpost.com
The Business Case For Breastfeeding
Steps For Creating A Breastfeeding Friendly Work-Site
The Business Case for Breastfeeding is a comprehensive program designed to educate employers about the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace. The program highlights how such support contributes to the success of the entire business.
The health care reform package's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes a workplace breastfeeding support provision. The provision states that employers shall provide reasonable, unpaid break time and a private, non-bathroom place for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child's birth. Employers with less than 50 employees are not subject to the requirement if it would cause "undue hardship." One more step forward!