PUMP Act is signed into law!

What is the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act, and how does it differ from the 2010 Break Time for Nursing Mothers Act? The US Congress passed the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act on December 29, 2022. Prior to the PUMP Act, the 2010 Break Time for Nursing Mothers Act gave hourly employees theContinue reading “PUMP Act is signed into law!”

International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! We celebrate the contributions of women everywhere helping build a better world. Our hearts go out to Ukrainian women and all those affected by the war against their country. Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by conflict. Offering them safety, protection and support is critical. We applaud the brave Ukrainians fighting theContinue reading “International Women’s Day”

PUMP legislation passes the House!

The PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act has passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 276-149! This victory is the culmination of ten years of hard work by lactation advocates to close a gap in federal law. We are now an important step closer to ensuring that nearly 9 million more workers have protected time and space toContinue reading “PUMP legislation passes the House!”

Global Breastfeeding Collective celebrates the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the Code) by the 34th World Health Assembly.

Nearly forty years ago, the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the Code) was adopted, calling on governments, companies, and health care workers to protect families from aggressive marketing efforts, particularly of formula, feeding bottles, and artificial nipples. However, the existence of the Code is not enough to secure a world where predatory marketingContinue reading “Global Breastfeeding Collective celebrates the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the Code) by the 34th World Health Assembly.”

Virtual Lactation Consults during Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted on March 17, 2020by Margot Mann While we are warned that social distancing is essential to slow the spread of the coronavirus mothers & babies still need help to breastfeed optimally. Effective breastfeeding is particularly important to enhance baby’s protection against this virus and other infections. So telemedicine comes to the rescue with  virtualContinue reading “Virtual Lactation Consults during Covid-19 Pandemic”