Posts Tagged ‘Activism’
The PUMP Act is Now Signed Into Law. What Changes Is It Gonna Make?
Unless you live in a cave, I’m sure you’ve heard that the Senate passed the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers (PUMP) act, a milestone protection for new mothers in the last few days of 2022. You’ve also probably heard that it’s a major milestone for women’s workplace civil rights. But what does it really…Read More
San Diego Coalition Honors Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer as 2022 Breastfeeding Champion
For Immediate Release – October 11, 2022 SAN DIEGO, CA Contact: Angeles Nelson, Board President email@example.com …Read More
Lactation is Maternal Health. Let’s Support Black Lactating Mothers this Black Maternal Health Week.
April 11th marked the first day of Black Maternal Health Week this year. I think it is a great time to talk about how lactation is a crucial part of maternal health. Breastfeeding can reduce a mother’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and all these conditions affect black women at…Read More
Dads, Not Just Moms, Need To Start Shouting For Paid Family Leave
In a 2019 piece for Family Values at Work, my husband shared his thoughts about the need for paid family leave for men. Since then, we’ve seen some changes—the Biden administration’s social spending bill, which includes a provision for four weeks of paid family and medical leave—not exactly robust but better than nothing—passed the house narrowly last November.…Read More
A Look Back at SDCBC’s Activism in 2021
What a year! In the face of a pandemic, San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition continues to protect, promote and support breastfeeding through education, outreach, advocacy, and service in our community. Here is a look back at what the coalition has done in 2021. Continue to put together our signature Breastfeeding Resource Guide for families in both English and…Read More
National Breastfeeding Month 2021: Every Step of the Way
“If I could talk to myself eight years agoSeeing what I’ve seen, knowing what I knowI would tell that new motherThere’ll be days aheadWhen breastfeeding doesn’t seem to workI would tell her she can trust herselfCause now I gotta picture of landscape of infant feedingI can see with perfect clarityIt wasn’t impossibleIt was what we…Read More
Breastfeeding Contributes to the Survival of All
Recently, I was informed by my agent that a book I wrote ten years ago will be reproduced as an e-book and be relaunched. So I did a second proofreading, and recalled that I had written an article covering the 2010 Haiti earthquake: “…One day, a mother brought her baby, who was less than six months old,…Read More
Breastfeeding: Our Stories
Writing blog posts for my local breastfeeding coalition is all about storytelling for social good. So today I am going to tell another breastfeeding story. It was 1949, in the middle of Chinese civil war. A mother trying to escape from the war-torn China got on a refugee boat in Guangzhou with her 3-year-old and…Read More
How to Promote Breastfeeding in Ethnic Groups? Study Says Prenatal Education Might be the Answer.
When I was pregnant with my first child, during a prenatal interview, my then future pediatrician asked me if I planned to breastfeed. I said, “I will try if I have milk.” He told me, “With proper support, virtually every mother has milk.” It was this statement that motivated me to make a breastfeeding plan.…Read More
A Look Back at SDCBC’s Activism in 2020
This year may feel different to many of us, but here at San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition, we continue to protect, promote and support breastfeeding through education, outreach and advocacy in our community. While we might have to do things a little differently, we are grateful that we are able to carry on with our…Read More