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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...

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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#iPumpedHere Featured Everywhere!

August 8, 2017
Babble says, "Badass Moms Take to Capitol Hill to Demand Better Workplace Pumping Accommodations."
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#MilitaryMonday: Amy's Breastfeeding Advocacy Story

August 7, 2017
I breastfed my twins for 19 months, until they self-weaned. (You can read about that experience here. ) Shortly after their second birthday, we moved to Germany when my husband got orders to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. One day, I popped into the lactation room to change a diaper, and found a...
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Breastfeeding America: What We Know

August 1, 2017
This piece is published in partnership with Echoing Ida, a Forward Together Program. Current data indicates that black women have the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the US. There are many reasons for this, including lack of access to resources, substandard healthcare, personal choice and...
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In Celebration of National Breastfeeding Month!

August 1, 2017
August is here and you know what that means - It is National Breastfeeding Month!! Every August I take time to reflect on my own breastfeeding journey with my four boys - From my oldest who was a comfort nurser to my twins who I initially pumped for every 2 hours and tube feed breastmilk in the...
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