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Real Life, Real Support for Breastfeeding Moms

August 29, 2018
Throughout the month of August, MomsRising has been celebrating National Breastfeeding Month and this week (August 25-31) we are delighted to celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week . Black Breastfeeding Week is a national awareness campaign promoting and celebrating Black breastfeeding families. This...
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Wake Up Female Protagonists: COVID-19

March 26, 2020
If Octavia Butler were alive today, what would she say ? In her stories there were always female protagonists, she wrote herself into the story and took us with her. We are the earth loving sheros, the shape shifting elders, the isolated but actionable young women who somehow find places inside of...
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Brand New Risers Radio: Women In Action!

September 10, 2019
On an all new episode of Breaking Through this week we discuss the urgent importance of ending police brutality and advancing criminal justice reform. We also learn about the high impact of cultural change and how YOU are more powerful than you think. There’s talk about the Super Majority and the...
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August MOMentum flowing strong for breastfeeding moms

September 3, 2019
Happy August! Even in the midst of changing schedules and changing seasons, we’re keeping our eyes on the prize and moving forward on top priorities for women, moms, and families. MomsRising has led national actions and conversations during National Breastfeeding Month; celebrated yet another bank...
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#5Actions Challenge: Take it up a notch

September 3, 2019
Happy End of Summer! It's been a busy one. This month marked our ONE HUNDREDTH EDITION of #5Actions! Thank you to everyone who's made this weekly round-up a part of their routine. Our goal has been simple: to make it as easy as possible for you to review and catch up on all of the big actions from...
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Quick Signature: Breastfed babies need to be with their moms!

August 26, 2019
I remember rushing home to breastfeed my infant after work during those first few months. Knowing she was waiting for me and that I was providing her with sustenance would bring me all kinds of joy as I made the drive. Every working and breastfeeding mother should be able to experience that feeling...
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How Countless Moms Helped Me Feed My Baby Breastmilk

August 22, 2019
In the spirit of National Breastfeeding Month, I want to offer you a blog about gratitude to honor a whole host of moms who have stepped up for me and my baby when we needed them - you made all the difference for me. I am a mom to three amazing kids. I had the ability to make the feeding decisions...

Celebrating National Breastfeeding Month

August 1, 2019
6 years, 3 months, 1 week and 28 days - the length of time I breastfed my four boys! From an efficient nurser to the NICU and pumping every two hours to the baby who I never kept track of how often and for how long he nursed; I am proud of every second of that 6 years, 3 months, 1 week and 28 days...
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Photo exhibit launched to combat breastfeeding stigma in Asian-American communities

July 25, 2019
August is National Breastfeeding Month. My colleagues at the Asian Breastfeeding Task Force of Los Angeles are hosting photo exhibits in the San Gabriel Valley and downtown Los Angeles, in which 17 local moms joined this movement. Los Angeles is home to the largest Asian American population in the...
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15 Moms Who Are Putting Policies to Work for Families

July 11, 2019
To mother is to transform. Each and every day moms are shaping a more just future for us all through small and big acts alike -- whether it’s helping a tantruming toddler understand their feelings or advocating for their community with elected leaders, moms have superpowers that move us all forward...
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