News and views on breastfeeding, human milk, and all things lactation related
|March of Dimes
|May is Mental Health Awareness Month—and many women experience mental health challenges during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Knowing the difference between the baby blues and postpartum depression is important in order to take care of yourself and those you love. Learn more about both and when to talk to your healthcare provider here. >>
Join us in recognizing and celebrating the invaluable contributions of nurses during National Nurses Month this May. Let’s honor these healthcare heroes for their tireless efforts, unwavering compassion, and crucial role in promoting health and wellness for parents and babies everywhere. Share your gratitude to a nurse by leaving a message to recognize all that they do for moms, babies and families. >>
- Help Us Spread the Word!!
- SDCBC is partnering with Global Communities Healthy Start program to expand our free breastfeeding support warmline to multiple languages. We are currently serving clients in English, Spanish, and Tagalog, with more languages being added in the future!
- 1-800-371-6455 (MILK)
New Breastfeeding Support Group Map
Finding a FREE breastfeeding support group in your area just got easier. We are excited to launch this interactive map highlighting free groups in San Diego County.
Have a free group you would like added to the map? Please email the details to SDCBC Coordinator, Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 National Breastfeeding Month Theme
This August, we’re looking forward to once again coming together as a community to celebrate the amazing benefits of breastfeeding. USBC is excited to announce the theme for this year’s National Breastfeeding Month is This is Our Why.
San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation Breast Pump Drive
3rd Annual Breast Milk Drive & Health Fair: All donors must register in advance. For more information email email@example.com or call 858-249-6455
- Please join the UC San Diego Health Miracle Marchers (OB, NICU, Newborn, nursing, Milk Bank) on May 20th for the March of Dimes, March for Babies walk. Use this link to join the team or donate. We are working on T-shirts for everyone.
- Every Step of the Way Through the 1,000 Days” Webinar Series – FINAL WEBINAR
Demystifying Infant Feeding Data to Strengthen Continuity of Care (CoC)
June 28, 2023 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET Register HERE
- EEOC Webinar on How Doulas and Midwives Can Support Clients’ Pregnancy Workplace Protections
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division and Women’s Bureau are hosting a webinar titled, “What Your Clients Should Expect From Their Employers When They Are Expecting: Midwives and Doulas,” on May 16, at 2 p.m. ET. This event is the fourth in a series of webinars on workplace protections for pregnant workers and new parents. This session will discuss federal legal protections for workers during pregnancy, after giving birth, and when returning to work, and how midwives, doulas, and other healthcare providers can support their clients’ workplace needs.
- Adaptive Parent Project Launches Coloring Book The ABCs of Disability was designed to teach terms surrounding disability. The goal is to raise awareness, acceptance and understanding about disabilities while teaching the alphabet. Paperback & Digital Download Available
- May Revise Out This Friday
Governor Newsom will soon unveil his updated 2023-24 California state budget proposal, known as the May Revise, on Friday. This revised proposal will outline the governor’s economic and revenue outlook and his administration’s policy priorities, including changes since the administration’s January budget proposal. The May Revise press event will be livestreamed on the @CAgovernor Twitter page, California Governor Facebook page and the Governor’s YouTube page. Once the press conference begins, the Department of Finance will post a summary document of the May Revision at www.ebudget.ca.gov.
- The Impact of the Human Milk Microbiota in the Prevention of Disease and Infant Health
- Re: “The Risk of Breakthrough Bleeding Justifies the Use of Combined Hormonal Contraception Over Progesterone-Only Pills While Breastfeeding” by Segev et al: Combined Hormonal Contraception During Lactation Is Not Without Risk and Requires Shared Decision Making
- “I Pumped That Milk Off My Breast and Dumped It in Trash”: Breastfeeding Experiences of Mothers Working in hospital radiation settings—A Qualitative Study
- Response to Eglash re: “The Risk of Breakthrough Bleeding Justifies the Use of Combined Hormonal Contraception Over Progesterone-Only Pills While Breastfeeding”: Combined Hormonal Contraception Is Not Without Disadvantages, But Is Acceptable During Lactation
- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program announced that the agency has opened submissions for new evidence reviews.
- Breastfeeding Decision-Making Among Mothers with Opioid Use Disorder: A Qualitative Study
- Opioid Use Disorder During Breastfeeding
- Pooling Strategies to Modify Macronutrient Content of Pasteurized Donor Human Milk
- Persistence of Oxaliplatin Transfer into Human Milk: A Case Report
- International Breastfeeding Journal: “The role of doulas in providing breastfeeding support during the COVID-19 pandemic“
Perspectives & Resources
- Capitalism Versus Compassion: Can Healthcare Do Both?
- Congressional Research Services Report on Federal Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Workers
The Congressional Research Services published an In Focus report titled “New Federal Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Workers,” discussing the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act and Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The report summarizes these two statutes, placing them in context and highlighting the ways they draw on and differ from existing laws. It explains who qualifies for accommodations, what employers must provide, and the limits of employers’ responsibilities
- Protecting Pregnant and Postpartum Workers: Parent Town Hall
- A recording of the webinar is available here.
- Additional Resources from A Better Balance: The Work & Family Legal Center
This Mother’s Day, please join us in spreading the word about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act by sharing the below graphic with your community! Below are links that you can easily re-share!
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- PHA is excited to announce we are now accepting scholarship applications for the PSI Clinician Training Certificate programs! As part of our efforts to improve equity and diversity among clinicians who provide care for Perinatal Mood Disorders, we are offering scholarships for the Certificate Trainings offered by PSI. There are both online and in person options for the various classes so please be sure to use the link below to find more information regarding the options.
- Community Level Interventions to Improve Minority Health and Reduce Health Disparities. Application deadline: August 9.
- Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health. Application deadline: May 17.
- First Nations Development Institute: Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship — 2024. Application deadline: May 17.
- Global Communities is seeking part-time, on call Lactation Educators to join the US Programs team in the San Diego, CA Office. This work focuses on communities and language groups that experience barriers to lactation support. Please share and direct all interested candidates to the Global Communities Careers website here
- RFP to Create Your Own Clinical Lactation Training Program – BreastfeedLA seeks proposals from breastfeeding coalitions, cultural groups, and organizations serving or advocating for breast/chestfeeding dyads passionate about diversifying the lactation workforce. BreastfeedLA will select two organizations to develop a Clinical Lactation Training program to support Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and other underrepresented students in their lactation education.