Author Archives: Sera Ansardi

Walking the Talk: Why This Small Business Owner Provides Employees With Paid Family Leave

The lack of federally mandated, paid family leave has long been a pain point in the lives of American workers. The United States, which lags far behind other industrialized nations in this respect, is one of few countries that still fails to provide working families with guaranteed paid leave for postpartum mothers and other caregivers. Other countries in this category

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How Racial Disparities Are Hindering Breastfeeding Success

It’s easy to assume that breastfeeding is universally accessible to all mothers, but in reality, this sentiment could not be further from the truth. Although breastfeeding rates in America have continued to rise over the past several decades, when we break down the demographics behind this upward trend, we start to spot some startling inequities.  For example, the breastfeeding initiation

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World Breastfeeding Week- What Is It And Why Do We Celebrate?

It’s no secret that breastfeeding is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your baby. From providing your little one with virus-fighting antibodies to reducing their risk of developing type-2 diabetes and childhood cancer, it is believed that increasing breastfeeding to near-universal levels could save an astonishing 700,000+ lives per year. However, this information isn’t actually as

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Breastfeeding Moms to be Permitted To Bring Nursing Children to Tokyo Olympics

UPDATE Breastfeeding Moms will now be permitted to bring their nursing children to the Tokyo Olympics! Early last week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stated that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan would be closing its borders and NOT allowing fans to travel from other countries to attend the Games. These restrictions also included athlete’s family members. This, however, served

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