Breastfeeding Communities

Release of Durham County’s Early Childhood Action Plan

There are nearly 35,000 children from birth through age 8 in Durham County. We believe each and every child deserves to grow up in a community where they can THRIVE. Check out Durham’s shared goals and strategies to support Durham’s families with young children in Durham’s Early Childhood Action Plan.  We encourage you to… Get …

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Share your pandemic story

Pregnant and breastfeeding families, health care providers, and all public health stakeholders are urged to share stories about how the pandemic and pandemic response is impacting young families through the “How is the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacting Infant Feeding?” story tool. Your insights will help guide USBC’s work to create a landscape of breastfeeding support, during this …

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Fatherhood of Durham

Fatherhood of Durham (FOD) was founded in 2011 but re-established in 2018 as a father-centered program to enable men to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to become responsible fathers and co-parents. Through their many programs and outreach services, Fatherhood of Durham hopes to builds stronger families by supporting fathers to develop more skills do …

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Bilingual Nurse Home Visitor

Please share with your networks. Reports to: Family Connects Durham Director of Clinical Services Program Description: Family Connects Durham (FCD) is a community-wide nurse home visiting program developed in Durham, NC, for parents of newborns, regardless of income or socioeconomic status. The mission is to increase child well-being by bridging the gap between parent needs and …

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Writing Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Policies

Join NC Breastfeeding advocates and experts on Tuesday, October 12th at 1:00 PM for the final learning burst of the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care series.  During this session we will provide assistance to you as you create a draft of a breastfeeding policy for YOUR child care program.  TA’s will also be available from 2:00-3:00 PM to help …

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Protect Pregnant People From Climate Change

Pregnant people and children – and particularly people of color – are disproportionately exposed to the health harms from climate change. And as a “threat multiplier,” climate change intersects with and amplifies existing disparities in baseline health, access to healthcare, and poverty. Learn more at our upcoming webinar. We need your help today in calling on North …

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First Food Equity | A Shared Responsibility

Even though it’s legal to breastfeed in public in all 50 states, there are countless instances of people being asked to leave or cover up – or even having the police called – while nursing. Many of the impacted families are families of color – specifically, undocumented families, immigrant families, and families who have been …

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Black Reproductive Justice Policy Agenda

We recently had the opportunity to review the National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda that was recently released, and we wanted to share with the Breastfeed Durham network. Black Reproductive Justice Policy Agenda (PDF) Reproductive Justice (RJ) is a collective framework grounded in human rights and Black Feminist theory that centers the intersectional impact of …

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