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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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Athlete Forced To Choose Between Olympic Games or Being a Breastfeeding Mom

It is every professional athlete’s dream to potentially represent their country in the most prominent sporting event in the world- the Olympics. And like most dreams, it does not come without hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. These concepts are no stranger to Canadian basketball player Kim Gaucher, who has been playing with the senior women’s national team since 2001. Thanks

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Latched Mama Featured For Progressive Pro-Parent Work Policies

Parents to teachers, students to employees, it’s no secret that COVID-19 profoundly impacted EVERYONE’S way of life. From social distancing to virtual learning, individuals were swiftly expected to adapt to the “new normal”- and without much prior warning. There is one demographic in particular, however, that faced a highly distinctive set of challenges. When the news of the COVID-19 pandemic

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