Mothering in Abundance

Loretta Ross, co-founder of SisterSong and a founding mother of the Reproductive Justice movement, redefines mothering as “creating, nurturing, affirming and supporting life” in the book Revolutionary Mothering. Mothering is “love by any means necessary”. Led by SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, “Mothering in Abundance” is a free, 6-month-long cohort of mothering people …

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AANHPI Lactation Directories

Together with BreastfeedLA and the Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (ASAP!) Breastfeeding Task Force of Alameda County, the Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force (APIBTF), is conducting a nationwide landscape analysis of lactation resources available to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.  As part of this project, we seek to compile and create a resource directory to …

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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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Calling All Lactation & Birth Support Providers (Save the Date: February 21)

Calling all lactation and birth support providers to join BFFC of Chatham County, Breastfeed Orange, and Breastfeed Durham virtually on February 21, 2022, at 2:30 PM for a collaborative meeting of health care providers, lactation/birth support providers, parents, and community advocates. We know that support must extend beyond the clinic. February 21, 2022, at 2:30 …

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Black Maternal Health Week (April 11 – 17, 2022)

Save the Date: The fifth annual national Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) campaign, April 11 – 17, founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, will be a week of awareness, activism, and community building intended to: Deepen the national conversation about Black maternal health in the US; Amplify community-driven policy, research, and care …

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Lactation Service Line Launching

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, the clinic launched a new breastfeeding medicine and lactation service line which will include …

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