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The Game-Changing Court of Appeals Decision That Nursing Moms Need To Know

September 22, 2017
Your job, your health or your safety: which would you give up? Agent Stephanie Hicks faced this exact choice when she returned to her job at the Tuscaloosa Police Department (TPD) after the birth of her baby. Agent Hicks was discouraged from taking a full 12 weeks of FMLA leave and faced hostility...
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When you take action, we deliver!

August 29, 2017
ipumpedhere.jpg Earlier this month MomsRising members and their kiddos went to Capitol Hill to drop off your signatures and stories, along with some liquid gold (chocolate) to demand better workplace pumping accommodations for breastfeeding moms. 20664469_10154649047486610_6879721043897483867_n.jpg...
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#MilitaryMonday: Fort Bliss Leads Army with Breastfeeding Policy

August 28, 2017
This post is written by SSG Amanda Marion who is currently an instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) as well as holding certifications in prenatal/postpartum fitness and aerobics/kickboxing. She is a single mother to a six year old who...
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Wonder Women To The Rescue!

August 28, 2017
On the radio show this week we cover hope and organizing in the time of Trump and the importance of access to birth control and reproductive health services; Black Breastfeeding Week #BBW17; Maternal mortality and the alarmingly higher rate of deaths due to pregnancy related causes amongst Black...
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Let's empower breastfeeding moms!

August 25, 2017
It’s National Breastfeeding Month and today, August 25th, kicks off Black Breastfeeding Week . It is a time for celebration, as well as an important moment to take stock of what work still needs to be done to ensure that more moms, particularly moms of color, are able to meet their breastfeeding...
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#MilitaryMonday: Postpartum Depression, Putting the Pieces Back Together

August 21, 2017
Recently I went to a local Modern Quilt Guild’s meeting. It was a “sit’n’sew” meeting, meaning women can sew together for 5 hours, with no other distractions. Boy, did I love the sound of that, just me, my sewing machine, and new quilting friends. As I sat and listened at the beginning of the...
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#5Actions of the Week: August 19, 2017

August 18, 2017
There's a LOT of political news filling the airwaves, so we want to make sure these other important actions aren't missed! THANK YOU for sticking with us and for taking action during these tumultuous times. We must #KeepMarching! As always, please act and share. Together we're making a difference...
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Helping Mothers of Color Reach Their Breastfeeding Goals

August 15, 2017
It is National Breastfeeding Month and I was just in an Asian Breastfeeding Task Force kick-off meeting last week. Healthcare providers in Los Angeles and Orange County came together and formed this task force because they feel it’s clear that there are special and unique cultural and education...
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Airline Pilot Shares: I Struggle to Find a Clean, Sanitary Place at Work to Pump Breast Milk for My Baby

August 15, 2017
Within days of coming back to work as a Frontier Airlines pilot after having my first child, who was still nursing, I got an extremely painful breast infection. Despite doing my best to pump regularly between flights in airport bathrooms and at my hotel on overnight trips, I still got mastitis, and...
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Your Voice Is POWERFUL!

August 14, 2017
On the radio show this week we cover the latest in immigration policy and the Trump Administration; the urgent need for criminal justice reform in the USA; America’s Healthiest School Campaigns and what you can do to help; and the #IPumpedHere Campaign. *Special guests include: Wendy Cervantes,...
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