NC Maternal Mortality Review Committee Report

The NC Maternal Mortality Review Committee Report has been posted. North Carolina has a long-standing history of reviewing pregnancy-associated deaths. The ultimate goal of the North Carolina MMRC is to apply information gathered during pregnancy-related death reviews to devise recommendations and strategies aimed at preventing pregnancy-related deaths in our state. Based on reviews of 2014-2016 …

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Supporting Breastfeeding and Lactating Student Parents

I would like to share some information from The Pregnant Scholar. Here is a link to join the national work group. Strategies for Equity on US Campuses Learn your university structure & student needs Build lasting partnerships between departments Incorporate lactation services into existing systems Robust policy solutions are vital – know your rights! The …

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Recharge Our Batteries

Take a moment to release the oxytocin and recharge as a community advocate. After attending the United States Breastfeeding Committee Conference in June, our lesson learned for this month was the importance of revitalization and recharging with joy. As healthcare providers, child care providers, community advocates, and/or parents it’s been a difficult and exhausting time. …

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The Historical, Psychosocial, and Cultural Context of Breastfeeding in the African American Community

We really want to re-share The Historical, Psychosocial, and Cultural Context of Breastfeeding in the African American Community, an incredible, difficult, and powerful read! This article is particularly impactful while knowing that the American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated its Policy Statement: Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk recommendations to support optimal infant and young …

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New National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

The new National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support, resources, and referrals to any pregnant and postpartum birthing parents facing mental health challenges and their loved ones. The service is available via phone and text in English or Spanish. The website also provides promotional materials that providers and community advocates can share. …

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Thank you for supporting the family festival

A very special thank you to everyone who helped support the family festival and health fair. We were to able to connect and serve over 300 community members. A special thank you to our sponsors, workshop presenters, and Aubrey Delaney photography. Please check out some the incredible photos from the event. Please consider becoming a …

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LGBTQ+ Gaps In Care

Save the date: THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2022 at 11:00 AM ET The LGBTQ+ Human Milk Feeding Committee would love your input. Are you willing to be an advocate and/or give a few minutes of your time to answer questions to help identify gaps in care for LGBTQ+ human milk feeding families? We look forward to hearing from you soon (RSVP to the …

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