CNN – Senator Merkley Helps Nursing Mothers

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Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley added an amendment to the health care reform law that will give new mothers privacy and flexible break times to pump breastmilk once they return to work. CNN – Senator Merkley Helps Nursing Mothers This timeline from the Kaiser Family Foundation may also be helpful: Health Reform Implementation Timeline The implementation […]

FAQ on Employed Breastfeeding Mothers & Health Care Reform

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Press release from the United States Breastfeeding Committee: USBC Applauds Workplace Breastfeeding Support Provision in Health Care Reform Press release (PDF file) from the US Lactation Consultant Association: US Lactation Consultant Association Commends Breastfeeding Support Provision in Health Care Reform Here’s the USBC FAQ: Health Care Reform Boosts Support for Employed Breastfeeding Mothers: FAQ With […]

Breast-milk bill backers irked

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Does anyone have more info on this Iowa bill? I believe the correct link to the part in question (House Amendment 8615) is: http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=BillInfo&Service=Billbook&ga=83&hbill=H8615 Breast-milk bill backers irked www.omaha.com DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Breast-feeding advocates are bewildered that proposed changes to a bill intended to make the practice easier for women in Iowa would […]

Videos on breastfeeding and working

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YouTube – Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition Videos www.youtube.com Videos include: Breastfeeding and working – moms share their stories; Employer perspective on accommodating breastfeeding employees – an employer and a breastfeeding employee discuss how and why they made their workplace mother-friendly; Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers

What can happen if someone else’s breast milk is given to another child?

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From the US Centers for Disease Control: “What can happen if someone else’s breast milk is given to another child?” http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/faq/index.htm HIV and other serious infectious diseases can be transmitted through breast milk. However, the risk of infection from a single bottle of breast milk, even if the mother is HIV positive, is extremely small. […]

Steps For Creating A Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite

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The Business Case For Breastfeeding – Steps For Creating A Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite www.womenshealth.gov 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.