These are the very same items that are in the press, they’re in our politics. There’s really been, I think, a transformation in the public opinion and education about the right to express breast milk at work, the right to have paid parental leave and the supports that new parents need. . .
We hear from folks all over the country about these problems and about how they do face struggles and problems with breastfeeding when they return to work. There are statistics about that, that often supply drops or people will feel forced to stop breastfeeding when they return to work. . .
I am most excited about all the work that has been going towards addressing Baby-Friendly hospitals, or if anything, practices that align with the ten steps of being Baby-Friendly. What we’ve been seeing is that you have Best-Fed Beginnings, you have CHAMPS, you have EMPower. . .
Posted By: Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RD, LDN, IBCLC, FAND
Mon Sep 26th, 2016
There has been quite a bit of effort and money invested in maternity care practices over the last few years. One of the things we do at CGBI is we facilitate a national collaborative for advancing the Ten Steps. And, if we look back to 2011, we had 13 states. . .
I’m so excited about the interconnectedness of all of this, coming together and sharing ideas, growing all of those programs, and helping to make sure that moms everywhere, in all of those little corners, who have possibly been ignored in the past, have been acknowledged. . .