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New Lactation Service Line

There is a new Breastfeeding Medicine and Lactation Service Line Launching at Duke Family Medicine Center! Duke Family Medicine Center provides prenatal care (through group classes called Centering Pregnancy and individual care) in addition to serving the whole family as a primary care practice. In August 2021, the clinic launched a new breastfeeding medicine and lactation service line which will include …

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A&T Prenatal Lactation Classes (April 7 & 18, 2022)

The North Carolina A&T Lactation Program is hosting free Prenatal Lactation Classes for families. This is a free opportunity for expecting and currently nursing parents. The class is open to all members in the community who are interested in learning more about breastfeeding/chestfeeding, pumping and more. Register at the link below. Classes will be held …

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National Public Health Week Toolkit Released, summarized from APHA

The American Public Health Association is hosting the 27th National Public Health Week April 4-10 with the theme, Public Health Is Where You Are. The theme recognizes that the places where we are, physically, mentally and societally, affect our health and our lives. View the NPHW Toolkit for details on how to get involved.  In recognition of the hard work of …

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North Carolina A&T Lactation Training Program

The North Carolina A&T State University Pathway 2 Human Lactation Training Program is excited to announce that they are hosting 5 virtual open house sessions this Spring. Additionally, they now have the ability to offset tuition by way of several scholarship opportunities AND they are able to cover each student’s IBCLC Exam application fee. Please share the …

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Black History Month Tools and Resources

As we celebrate Black History Month, we pay tribute to the struggles and achievements of the people and events that have shaped our nation. Join the USBC in recognizing the histories and continuing invaluable contributions of Black people in the United States. By working together to raise awareness about Black maternal, infant, and child health, and …

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Black Women Breastfeed Too (February 17, 2022)

BreastfeedLA will host a webinar titled “Black Women Breastfeed Too: Past, Present, and Future” on Thursday, February 17, from 1-3:30 p.m. ET. Speaker Shamiesha Ebhotemen, RN, CLES, will discuss historical context for understanding current struggles faced by Black communities in relation to breastfeeding. She will also offer strategies and resources to support the needs of …

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County-Level Breastfeeding Data Released, summarized from CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity released county-level breastfeeding initiation rates and related maps using birth certificate data from the 2018-2019 National Vital Statistics System. Celebrating: The Breastfeeding Initiation Rates in Durham County were 89.7% in 2018-2019. Birth certificate data from 2018–2019 National Vital Statistics System were used to determine the …

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2020 North Carolina Breastfeeding Report

The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee recently released the series of 2020 Breastfeeding Reports featuring a unique snapshot of key data points and federally funded activities in every state and territory. The North Carolina reports feature information on breastfeeding rates, disparities, maternity care practices, and WIC performance measures, and highlights some of our state’s community-based projects made possible through federal funding in 2020. Download North …

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