Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act Introduced in Senate

Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act Introduced in Senate, summarized from Congress

The Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act has been introduced in the Senate by Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). The bill would require that certain public buildings that are open to the public and contain a public restroom provide a lactation room, other than a bathroom, that is hygienic and is available for use by members of the public to express milk. The lactation room must be shielded from public view, be free from intrusion, and contain a chair, a working surface, and (if the building is supplied with electricity) an electrical outlet. The House version of the bill, H.R. 866, was introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and passed the House by voice vote earlier this month.


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Happy IBCLC Day!

Five Reasons to Ask for Help from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant®

by lactationmatters

We asked IBCLCs from all over world what lactation consultants do and when families should seek their help.


An IBCLC is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding and chestfeeding.

As Zoe Faulkner, an IBCLC in the United Kingdom, shared, “IBCLC lactation consultants provide experienced, expert and evidence based support to families, appropriate to the families circumstances, from establishing feeding in the early days to managing a complex situation.”

WHY should I seek the care of an IBCLC?

Lactation consultants shared with us a variety of reasons that you might seek an IBCLC. We summed them up for you here:

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WHEN should I consult an IBCLC?

Lactation consultants can help any time you have questions about breastfeeding and chestfeeding. From pregnancy and birth throughout your feeding relationship, an IBCLC can support you.

As Micaela Notarangelo, an IBCLC in Italy shared, “IBCLCs offer solutions, explanation, empowering,  and support. We are supported by knowledge, experience, understanding, and empathy.”

Or call Margot Mann IBCLC, at the Riverdale Lactation Center 917-371 1948


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Judge: insurer on the hook in breastfeeding case


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Happy World Breastfeeding Week! Friday, August 3rd NYCBLC Global BIG Latch-On City Hall 10:30 AM NYCBLC Annual Breastfeeding Subway Caravan and Press Conference Steps of City Hall 11 AM B.A.B.E Breastfeeding Event at Restoration Plaza, Brooklyn 12 PM – 3 PM Be part of the Global BIG Latch-on at City Hall. At 10:30am thousands of breastfeeding women and their babies/children across the globe will gather in their own community to take part in the Big Latch On. Let’s set a record for the most children breastfeeding simultaneously . Then the Subway Caravan Press Conference will begin with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Senator Liz Krueger, Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, Councilmember Robert E. Cornegy, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. We will be honoring Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams at this event. Be there to support Brooklyn and Breastfeeding! Then, join us for the best subway ride of your life as we all take the “A” Train to Restoration Plaza in Bedford Stuyvesant where we join the Brooklyn Alliance for Breastfeeding Empowerment (B.A.B.E.) for a fabulous breastfeeding awareness event. Check out our flyers and share with EVERYONE Share on Social Media #WBW18 #BFSubwayCaravan18 #Blackmomsbreastfeed Sixth Annual Breastfeeding Night at Yankee Stadium August 15th 7:05 PM One of the events that many of you have previously participated in , is the Breastfeeding Night at Yankee Stadium. The Early Bird rate has been extended to Monday night, August 6th to allow attendees of the Subway Caravan the opportunity to get the early bird rate. Buy your tickets today! The game is less than two weeks away – AUGUST 15th! Be part of this fun event. The NY Yankees welcome us on the “big board”; the announcer welcomes us and we are always on the Fan Marquee… This year is Cap Night – a free NY Yankees Cap for the first 18,000 attendees. Click this link and buy your tickets now. You can pay by credit card, cash or check. Tell your friends. To register – access https://2018breastfeedingwiththeyankees.eventbrite.com

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Happy Holidays!

To all you dedicated mothers, parents, grandparents and families!

May this holiday season bring you family togetherness, harmony and joy.

May 2018 bring fulfillment, success, good health, prosperity and peace.

May you enjoy the full benefits of successful, loving nursing amidst cuddles, snuggles and the joy of watching your little ones grow and flourish.

Thank you for giving me the privilege of helping you in this vital task that spreads such contentment.

Happy New year!

Margot Mann IBCLC RLC




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NYC Big Latch On August 5, 2017, from 9:30-1:30

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Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is an annual celebration of the role of lactation in our homes, our communities, and the world. The 2017 theme is Sustaining Breastfeeding Together. Join International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) and World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) in observing WBW 1-7 August 2017.

This year’s theme celebrates working together for the common good, which produces sustainable results greater than the sum of our individual efforts. Evidence of the benefits of breastfeeding is already available to us. We know that breastfeeding aids the survival of infants and helps them thrive, provides long-term health benefits for women, yields economic benefits, and enhances the well-being of all. The challenge for champions of breastfeeding is to translate globally agreed policies into positive action in our communities.

In September 2015, world leaders committed to 17 goals aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity. These goals are known as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Breastfeeding and Sustainable development are connected to the 17 SDGs. These goals can be divided into four themes: Nutrition, Food Security, and Poverty Reduction; Survival, Health, and Well-Being; Environment and Climate Change; and Women’s Productivity and Employment. For more information on these connections, see this Lactation Matters post from our 2016 celebration.

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