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The USBC e-Newsletter, Staying Abreast, is published in a weekly news brief format, called the Weekly Wednesday Wire (WWW). Past issues are archived below.

Please note: Inclusion of an item in this e-newsletter does NOT imply endorsement or support of such item by the United States Breastfeeding Committee, unless specifically noted.

The WWW goes on hiatus nine times a year: the weeks of the Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's holidays, the weeks before the Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day holidays, and the weeks of the USBC membership meetings held in late January and early August.

Weekly Wednesday Wire: December 6, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Wire: December 6, 2017

Federal News
Funding to Support Innovation in Maternity Hospitals, from CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has announced a funding opportunity through the Small Business Innovation Research grants program entitled,

Weekly Wednesday Wire: November 22 & 29, 2017 (combo issue)

Weekly Wednesday Wire: November 22 & 29, 2017 (combo issue)

Federal News
Supporting Working Moms Act Introduced in Senate!
The Supporting Working Moms Act of 2017 (SWMA) has been introduced in the Senate! This bipartisan legislation would protect and expand working moms' right to breastfeed by extending the existing federal law to ensure that executive, admi

Weekly Wednesday Wire: November 15, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Wire: November 15, 2017

Federal News
Championing Healthy Kids Act Update, from Congress
On November 3, the House passed the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act, a bill to renew funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), community health centers, and several other health-related programs. Funding for CHIP expired