Which local businesses have lactation support and/or lactation rooms.

If you have knowledge of low income employers who have created lactation rooms. Of particular interest are workplaces such as convenience stores, restaurants etc.Please send your information to Pattie Garrett @ PMG05@health.state.ny.us and she will be sure to forward it to Cathy Carothers. Employers and/or employees may be interviewed for their testimonials during the week of 1/24/12. PicturesContinue reading “Which local businesses have lactation support and/or lactation rooms.”

USBC reports good news!

Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health care system caring for mothers and babies, announced today its commitment to support breastfeeding as a measure of hospital quality and a key strategy in preventing childhood obesity. By 2013, its 29 hospitals that offer maternal and child health services will be designated as Baby-Friendly, and/or participate inContinue reading “USBC reports good news!”

CDC: Hospitals don’t do enough to encourage breastfeeding

Most Hospitals Do Not Adequately Encourage Breastfeeding, CDC Says U.S. hospitals are not doing enough to encourage mothers to breastfeed their infants, raising the risk of health conditions such as childhood obesity and diabetes, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released on Tuesday, Reuters reports. http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/News2?abbr=daily4_&page=NewsArticle&id=29874&security=1521&news_iv_ctrl=-1