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Making a Point to Breastfeeding Openly

Breastfeeding while waiting for boarding in Ontario International Airport. Earlier this month, when traveling to Taiwan for my new book tour, I saw an interesting poster in the breastfeeding room in Taoyuan International Airport. It said “Hold and Breastfeed your baby anytime, anywhere.” To me, the poster basically said “you don’t need a

2018-10-21T21:00:40+00:00

Recognizing “the Foundation of Life” in Early Education

It is World Breastfeeding Week! The slogan of WBWeek 2018 is "Foundation of Life". And just recently, my 7-month-old and I had an exciting opportunity that reflects the #WBW2018 slogan: to participate in the production of a series of Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Training videos. The series of videos is to help train child care facilities on

2018-10-21T16:46:49+00:00

Separating Breastfeeding Babies from Moms Could Affect Health for a Whole-of-Society

My 8-month-old was sick with a cold. We would have been to a local Families Belong Together Nurse-In event if he had been healthy. He demanded to be nursed even more frequently in the days when he had the cold. Maybe he needed something that’s easier to digest, maybe he needed to be comfort. I don’t know.

2018-07-03T13:55:42+00:00

The best investment you will ever make are your employees. Support SB 937 today!

​ Peter Drucker, the management consultant who contributed to the practical foundations of the model business corporation, once said, “The best investment you will ever make are your employees.” So true. Loyal employees are the most important asset of any company. Good employees turn bad ideas into good ones. Good employees follow the process. Great

2018-06-18T17:28:29+00:00

Resolution to Declare August Breastfeeding Month!

California WIC Association and the California Breastfeeding Coalition have jointly introduced ACR 234(Rubio) to declare August 2018 as Breastfeeding Awareness Month in California! This resolution is important for three reasons. First, it will coincide with National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August to recognize the unique benefits that breastfeeding provides. In spite of the backlash sparked by the once breast-is-best dogma,

2018-08-04T13:41:08+00:00

The Happiest Place On Earth

What is the happiest place on Earth?   According to a 2017 United Nations agency report, it’s Norway. According to a 2015 film, it’s the new house you just bought. And according to my 5-year-old, it’s Disneyland. After all, it’s the theme park’s official tagline!   He pleaded to go to “the happiest place on

2018-05-18T09:25:55+00:00

A California Bill will improve requirements for workplace accommodations in CA!

Current California breastfeeding law requires employers to provide a reasonable amount of break time to employees desiring to express milk for their infant child. Current California breastfeeding law also requires employers to employers to make reasonable efforts to provide the employees with the use of a room or other location, other than a toilet stall, in

2018-05-06T17:51:25+00:00

Cannabis and Breastfeeding Study

My name is Amanda de Leon and I work for the Center for Better Beginnings, the birth defects prevention division in the School of Medicine at University of California, San Diego. We are looking for study participants and donations for our confidential cannabis (marijuana) in breastfeeding research through the Mommy’s Milk Human Milk Research Biorepository,

2018-04-27T13:31:36+00:00