World Breastfeeding Week: Shifting the Conversation to Inequality

It’s World Breastfeeding Week. Here’s a look at breastfeeding as an issue of health equity.

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Happy #BMHW20! Share our new resource guide for African-American moms

It’s Black Maternal Health Week, and we’re celebrating by releasing a resource guide for African-American moms and moms-to-be. Download it here. #BMHW20

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COVID-19 Information and Resources for Home Visitors and the Families They Serve

Here’s a list of COVID-19 resources for home visitors and their client families in Los Angeles County.

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Pregnancy Resources From the FDA Office of Women’s Health

Here are some trusted resources that can help clients learn about food safety, medication use, and other issues women often ask about during pregnancy.

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‘Welcome Baby’ Nurse Helps New Mom and Baby With Tongue-Tie

Hooray for Welcome Baby RNs! Here’s a case where a visit from a nurse helped the baby get an important surgical procedure that allowed him to breastfeed.

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Webinar: WIC Breast Pump Loan Program in Los Angeles County

This webinar covers the California State WIC policy on issuing breast pumps, details on the Public Health Foundation Enterprises Women, Infants, and Children Program (PHFE-WIC) pump program, how the seven WIC agencies in LA County administer their breast pump programs, and information on paced bottle feeding — what it is and step-by-step instructions.

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Webinar: Marijuana, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding

Pregnant (or contemplating pregnancy) or breastfeeding? Stay away from marijuana in all its forms. That’s the word from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics. But the word on the street may be a different story. Studies show a sharp increase in marijuana use by pregnant women. Here are resources and information to help women understand why it’s important to avoid marijuana during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Breastfeeding Awareness: Resources and Research

August is all about breastfeeding awareness. Every year the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee declares it National Breastfeeding Month (#NBM16). The first week (August 1-7) is World Breastfeeding Week and August 25-31 is Black Breastfeeding Week. Here are some resources and the latest related research.

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