news from the field
Marketing of breast milk substitutes: national implementation of the international code, status report 2020
May 29, 2020
This report provides updated information on the status of implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions (“the Code”) in countries. It presents the legal status of the Code, including to what extent its provisions have been incorporated in national legal measures.
The latest Mississippi data show racial disparities in reported cases of COVID-19
April 20, 2020
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CDC UPdate on CORONAVIRUS AND BREASTFEEDING
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided an Interim Guidance on Breastfeeding for a Mother Confirmed to have COVID-19, which addresses the implications of the novel coronavirus disease during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
They also published an Interim Considerations for Infection Prevtnion and Control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Settings.
The CDC recommends breastfeeding even where women are COVID-19 positive.
USLCA has published its list of live webinars for the first half of 2020
February 5, 2020
The United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA)'s live webinars provides the opportunity to gain valuable education and engage in real-time discussion with the presenter. The webinars are an opportunity to earn CERPs and CNEs at your convenience.
USBC: TENTH NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING CONFERENCE & CONVENING - cALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS
January 30, 2020
The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is calling for presentation proposals on strategic breakthroughs or programs that are helping to turn the tide and eliminate breastfeeding inequities in various communities. The submission deadline is Sunday, February 16 2020. Proposal guidelines and submission information are available here.
Congresswoman Carolyn b. maloney (D-NY) introduces bill to ensure BREASTFEEDING rights for working moms!
January 14, 2020
On January 13, 2020, Congresswoman Maloney introduced the PUMP (providing Urgent Maternal protections) for Nursing Mothers Act, which will close unintentional access and protection gaps in the Break Time for Nursing Mothers Act. The PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act aims to:
- Close the coverage gap.
- Provide employers clarity on when pumping time must be paid and when it may be unpaid.
- Providing remedies for nursing mothers.