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August 25, 2011
The toughest of times can shine a light on opportunities for needed change, often providing long awaited improvements. Faced with state and federal budget crises and promising health care reform, breastfeeding as a policy, not just a health, issue , stands out as a win-win for everyone. Breastfeeding is a comparatively low-cost, low-tech health strategy that results in improved health outcomes for mothers and babies. Our Surgeon General’s Call to Action , details action steps we can collectively take to support our mothers with breastfeeding policies in the places where they receive health...
August 3, 2011
As part of a long term strategy to have more California hospitals become Baby Friendly, or at least adopt breastfeeding policies, California WIC Association (CWA) is sponsoring SB 502 (Pavley and deLeon), the Hospital Infant Feeding Act. The bill requires all general acute care and special hospitals, with a perinatal unit, to have an infant feeding policy and to clearly post that policy in the perinatal unit or on the hospital’s Web site. The bill would also require that the infant feeding policy be routinely communicated to perinatal unit staff, and that the infant feeding policy apply to...