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U.C. Irvine Medical Center

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99th Baby-Friendly Hospital in CaliforniaMore...

Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Awardees

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Advocate Voices

Quinn Jay’s Story – Donating Milk after Infant Loss

KNOWING WHAT I KNOW NOW, THANK GOD I DIDN’T KNOW… NOVEMBER 29TH 2015, MY FEELINGS WERE CONFIRMED WITH AN AT HOME PREGNANCY TEST PURCHASED BY MY FRIEND, ADRIENNE (WHO SEEMS TO HAVE A SENSE FOR THESE THINGS). MY FEELINGS WERE ALL TOO FAMILIAR; TIRED, WOOZY AND ANXIOUS. THIS WAS ALL FRESH IN MY MIND, IT WASN’T LONG AGO I FELT THE SAME WAY WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH BROOKS, WHO IS ONLY 14 MONTHS OLD.

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Kimberly Seals Allers says we must seek a deeper, truer UNDERSTANDING of the Breastfeeding Experience

For so long, we have sought an interpretation of breastfeeding , as in, how do we use studies and data to better understand how to connect with women. What are the benefits that we need to know and tout to better message to women. While this is important stuff, I firmly believe that what we really need to better message and better support families is a deeper UNDERSTANDING of their lived experience.

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40+ Organizations Call For A Constructive Dialogue On Infant Feeding Recommendation

Today, over 40 organizations signed-on to a joint letter to request a meeting with the co-founders of the Fed Is Best Foundation. Our hope is to engage in a constructive dialogue to discuss the concerns they have raised with respect to our nation’s infant feeding recommendations and associated health care practices.

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Kimberly Seals Allers asks: “Is Breastfeeding Really Sustainable?”

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

This year’s theme is Sustaining Breastfeeding Together. By definition, sustainability means “the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level,” or the “the capacity to endure.” But can breastfeeding endure? And I don’t mean the biological process of lactation, I mean breastfeeding as the intimate bonding and nurturing experience between mother and child. Does it have the capacity to endure as women continue to face complex structural, cultural and societal barriers?

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No Fear: Finding My Voice and Raising Ours Collectively!

A few weeks ago, I spoke publicly about something in my life that I have never really discussed at length. That is, when I was young, I struggled with a speech impediment. For many of you, who have seen me speak on multiple stages and receive standing ovations, you may be surprised to learn this, but it’s true. There was a time in my life when my spoken words failed me. Speaking was a weakness–I was often teased and mocked. I will always remember the tears.

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