News and views on breastfeeding, human milk, and all things lactation education

News and views on breastfeeding, human milk, and all things lactation education

May 2022


Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Valuing breastfeeding through the Mothers’ Milk Tool

Org Sign On – Joint Letter Supporting Federal Funding for Breastfeeding

Registration for the USBC conference is open

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opened nominations for new members of the Community Preventive Services Task Force

Governor Carney Signs Paid Family Leave Legislation

Insurers Required to Cover More Breastfeeding Equipment, Supplies

Tell Congress to #ExtendTheWICBump

NWA 2022 Biennial Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Promotion Conference – Call for Abstracts Open

2022-24 class of the ZERO TO THREE (ZTT) Fellowship

Bill to Extend Medicaid Coverage for Doulas and Midwives Introduced

WABA Labour Day – Supporting breastfeeding at work: Improve parental social protection now!

TRICARE expanding services for new and pregnant parents

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine New Protocol: Supporting Breastfeeding During Maternal
or Child Hospitalization

International Confederation of Midwives’s Virtual Party for the International Day of the Midwife

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC-At Large) introduced the Breastfeeding Mothers Jury Duty Exclusion Act (H.R. 7558)

Widower of Black woman who died hours after childbirth files civil rights lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai


Assessing the impact of a statewide effort to improve breastfeeding rates: A RE-AIM evaluation of CHAMPS in Mississippi.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the 2022 County Health Rankings

Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: national implementation of the international code, status report 2022

Maternal and Child Health Outcomes Associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Department of Labor Report – Women and Work: Reinvestment, Return and Recovery.

The scope and impact of digital marketing for the promotion of breast-milk substitutes

Perspectives & Resources

LLLI multilingual resources for infant feeding in emergencies now include Bulgarian, Polish, Romanian and Ukrainian. Totalling 18 languages

Cancer: Diagnostic Tests, Therapeutic Procedures and Treatment while Breastfeeding – Updated

PUMP Act Partner Toolkit

Nursing Mothers Workplace Protections Handout

U.S. Department of Labor virtual presentations: Equity in the Workplace: Protecting Pregnant and Nursing Mothers

U.S. Department of Labor virtual presentations: Equity in the Workplace: Advancing Equity for Asian American and Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) Women

As climate change worsens hurricane season in Louisiana, doulas are ensuring parents can safely feed their babies

Strategies for Infant and Young Child Feeding in Climate-Related Emergencies”


FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Additional Steps to Address Infant Formula Shortage

Safe milk more accessible for everyone:’ Connecticut gets first outpatient breast milk dispensary”

Breastfeeding USA has developed a shareable graphic featuring information from the American Academy of Pediatrics on the infant formula shortage

Interest in breastfeeding has increased amid baby formula shortage

What Are Milk Banks? Parents Turn to Alternatives Amid Formula Shortage

World Breastfeeding Week 2022 Action Materials

Free Virtual Events in May from Blue Shield Promise Health Plan – Southern California Homelessness: Preventive Strategies and Solutions

Training: Nonpartisan Advocacy in Partisan Times

Alive & Thrive has published a variety of new resources of interest to implementers of MIYCN programs and breastfeeding advocates worldwide

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