The CDC Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and the United States Breastfeeding Committee co-host a series of Bi-Monthly State Breastfeeding Coalitions Webinars. The webinars are held every two months (in even numbered months) on the second Tuesday of the month from 2-3 p.m. ET. They bring together state/territorial/tribal breastfeeding coalitions to share best practices and news and to network and collaborate on issues of national significance.
National Webinars: Access to the national webinars is open to all interested breastfeeding coalition members. Webinar announcement emails are sent through USBC’s Coalitions Announcement List.
Regional Calls: Each state/territory has 5 lines to use to dial into the regional calls (tribal region has 20 lines total). Coalition Designated Contributors manage the use of the 5 call lines within their coalition. Please contact your coalition to learn how participation is arranged in your coalition.
The topics and presentation materials from all past sessions are archived below.
Announcing the 44th Bi-Monthly State Breastfeeding Coalitions Webinar...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
*followed by regional state coalitions calls from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET (West/Pacific region will meet at 3:00 p.m. PT)
National Activities and Resources to Support Implementation of the Federal "Break Time for Nursing Mothers" Law
Amelia Psmythe, Deputy Director, USBC
Cheryl Lebedevitch, Media/PR & Development Coordinator, USBC
The United States Breastfeeding Committee will present new content developed with funding from the Office on Women's Health to inform moms about their rights under the federal "Breaks for Nursing Mothers" law. This new resource combines information from all federal sources addressing the law and was developed with feedback from target audience reviewers to ensure the content is comprehensive and accessible. Concurrent to this work, the Nursing Breaks Law Task Force has identified gaps in information/guidance related to the law. This webinar will provide an opportunity to review the findings of this gap analysis and contribute additional clarifications needed. The compiled results from the gap analysis and this webinar will be shared with the Department of Labor. Additionally, USBC will share details on new funding awarded from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work in this area.