U.S. Breastfeeding Committee - USBC

U.S. Breastfeeding Committee - USBC Mission: To drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States The U.S.

Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit coalition of more than 50 nationally influential professional, educational, and governmental organizations that share a common mission to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States. Join our work to make a difference for our nation's families!

Mission: To improve the Nation's health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

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Looking for #FreeContinuingEd at the end of the year? Check out our 14 on-demand presentations, all approved for continu...
12/27/2020

Looking for #FreeContinuingEd at the end of the year? Check out our 14 on-demand presentations, all approved for continuing education by the CDC and L-Cerps provided by Lactation Education Resources. https://bit.ly/30qHrLT

There's no such thing as being too young to make a difference! Join us by taking action today: https://bit.ly/2QLzFYv
12/25/2020

There's no such thing as being too young to make a difference!

Join us by taking action today: https://bit.ly/2QLzFYv

Next year, our conference is going online! The National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening will be back next June. Our...
12/24/2020

Next year, our conference is going online! The National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening will be back next June. Our call for proposals has just opened, learn more and apply: https://bit.ly/3mBAW0y #NBCC21

Personal stories and experiences from constituents help decision-makers understand what is at stake and why action is ne...
12/23/2020

Personal stories and experiences from constituents help decision-makers understand what is at stake and why action is needed. Your story is unique and can make a big impact! https://bit.ly/3me9Oo6

12/23/2020
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Most nursing parents have a right to safely express breast milk at work under the Break Time for Nursing Mothers law or a similar state law. 📢 These laws still apply during COVID-19📢

Learn more and share: https://bit.ly/3gOBhff

Did you know? You can support the USBC while shopping for your favorite breastfeeding advocate in your life! A small por...
12/22/2020

Did you know? You can support the USBC while shopping for your favorite breastfeeding advocate in your life! A small portion of each purchase from our store helps support our mission: http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/cafepress

The call for proposals for the 2021 National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening is now open! Learn more about the trac...
12/22/2020

The call for proposals for the 2021 National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening is now open! Learn more about the tracks and submission process: https://bit.ly/3mBAW0y #NBCC2021

Check out the incredible impact report from Michigan Breastfeeding Network & Southeast Michigan IBCLC's of Color's partn...
12/22/2020

Check out the incredible impact report from Michigan Breastfeeding Network & Southeast Michigan IBCLC's of Color's partnership earlier this year!

#InvestInDetroitBreastfeeding recap report is now available! We are so grateful to all of the generous donors who made it possible for Southeast Michigan IBCLC's of Color to continue serving metro-Detroit families during COVID-19.

Learn more about our partnership with SEMI: http://ow.ly/ncaU50CLnVC

Read the report: http://ow.ly/7i7p50CLnVz

12/21/2020
www.pregnantatwork.org

Most nursing parents have a right to safely express breast milk at work under the Break Time for Nursing Mothers law or a similar state law. 📢 These laws still apply during COVID-19📢

Learn more and share: https://bit.ly/3gOBhff

As we prepare for the longest night of the year, in a year that has challenged most of us in many ways, we are grateful ...
12/21/2020

As we prepare for the longest night of the year, in a year that has challenged most of us in many ways, we are grateful for you and your support for breastfeeding families throughout the United States.

We celebrate the light you bring as a family member, colleague, friend, breastfeeding advocate, and more.

Wishing you safety, connection, and support on this day, and every day.

The letters U S B C in purple over a watermark of stylized image of six people sitting around a round table
12/21/2020

The letters U S B C in purple over a watermark of stylized image of six people sitting around a round table

I need to pump milk at work. Have my rights changed during the COVID-19 pandemic? I need a place to safely store my pump...
12/21/2020

I need to pump milk at work. Have my rights changed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

I need a place to safely store my pumped milk. What must my employer provide?

I am working remotely. What are my rights?

Find answers to these questions (and more!) in this new resource from Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance, Center for WorkLife Law, and USBC: https://bit.ly/3p7mkI3

The call for proposals for the 2021 National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening is now open! Learn more about the trac...
12/20/2020

The call for proposals for the 2021 National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening is now open! Learn more about the tracks and submission process: https://bit.ly/3mBAW0y #NBCC2021

Your gift can make a world of difference for breastfeeding families.Please consider making a donation of $5 today to hel...
12/19/2020

Your gift can make a world of difference for breastfeeding families.

Please consider making a donation of $5 today to help us achieve our mission of creating a landscape of breastfeeding support.

http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/donate

The call for proposals for the 2021 National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening is now open! Learn more about the trac...
12/19/2020

The call for proposals for the 2021 National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening is now open! Learn more about the tracks and submission process: https://bit.ly/3mBAW0y #NBCC2021

12/19/2020
www.pregnantatwork.org

Most nursing parents have a right to safely express breast milk at work under the Break Time for Nursing Mothers law or a similar state law. 📢 These laws still apply during COVID-19📢

Learn more and share: https://bit.ly/3gOBhff

Most nursing parents have a right to safely express breast milk at work under the Break Time for Nursing Mothers law or ...
12/19/2020

Most nursing parents have a right to safely express breast milk at work under the Break Time for Nursing Mothers law or a similar state law. 📢 These laws still apply during COVID-19📢

Learn more and share: https://bit.ly/3gOBhff

12/18/2020

Do you have questions about your rights as a breastfeeding parent in the workplace?

Learn about your rights and resources from the USBC's Workplace Support Constellation: http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/ws-const

12/17/2020
www.pregnantatwork.org

Most nursing parents have a right to safely express breast milk at work under the Break Time for Nursing Mothers law or a similar state law. 📢 These laws still apply during COVID-19📢

Learn more and share: https://bit.ly/3gOBhff

Share your insights and experiences as a parent, a community member, a lactation support or health care provider, a publ...
12/17/2020

Share your insights and experiences as a parent, a community member, a lactation support or health care provider, a public health worker, or as someone passionate about the importance of human milk feeding. Your story can help inspire a movement! www.usbreastfeeding.org/support-stories

Personal stories and experiences from constituents help decision-makers understand what is at stake and why action is ne...
12/17/2020

Personal stories and experiences from constituents help decision-makers understand what is at stake and why action is needed. Your story is unique and can make a big impact! https://bit.ly/3me9Oo6

"When we serve our own community, there is an unspoken language among each other. We can be ourselves; we understand we ...
12/17/2020
How Lactation Experts Are Redefining Breastfeeding | Well+Good

"When we serve our own community, there is an unspoken language among each other. We can be ourselves; we understand we come from the same history that hurt us, so we feel safe...This allows us to still heal and not feel judged." USBC Board member Kimberly Moore Salas highlighting the incredibly crucial role of the Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor training in Well+Good: https://bit.ly/34fLY5x

Breastfeeding or bodyfeeding can benefit a baby’s overall nutrition. Often the right to do so is denied to Black and Indigenous people.

Check out the latest issue of the Weekly Wire for news about a new maternal health action plan, USBC's public event cale...
12/16/2020
USBC : Blogs : Weekly Wire: December 11, 2020

Check out the latest issue of the Weekly Wire for news about a new maternal health action plan, USBC's public event calendar, COVID-19 resources, and more! https://bit.ly/37a50vT

The Staying Abreast: Weekly Wire e-Newsletter is a compendium of news, actions, and resources considered to be of interest or relevance to the breastfeeding field. The newsletter aims to support the USBC's mission "To drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of ...

Did you know? You can support the USBC while shopping for your favorite breastfeeding advocate in your life! A small por...
12/16/2020

Did you know? You can support the USBC while shopping for your favorite breastfeeding advocate in your life! A small portion of each purchase from our store helps support our mission: www.usbreastfeeding.org/cafepress

12/15/2020
www.pregnantatwork.org

The USBC-affiliated Workplace Support Constellation developed a printable resource for breastfeeding workers titled "Your COVID-19 Workplace Rights: Breastfeeding and Lactation." Co-published by the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee and the Center for WorkLife Law, the handout aims to ensure that employees have information about their workplace rights as well as practical solutions to make breastfeeding work during the pandemic and beyond. The resource addresses key questions about workplace rights for breastfeeding employees in the context of COVID-19 including remote working, pumping at work, and childcare facilities. Breastfeeding coalitions and other interested organizations are invited to work with the USBC and the Center for WorkLife Law to develop co-branded versions of the resource by completing the online form.
Access the handout: https://bit.ly/2KePAxh
Access the online form: https://bit.ly/2W5eWk3

Learn more about this free lactation services reimbursement training! https://bit.ly/3mnBozf
12/15/2020

Learn more about this free lactation services reimbursement training! https://bit.ly/3mnBozf

Did you say, how can I be reimbursed for my lactation services? Join DC Health next week as they go over the how-to’s

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Personal stories and experiences from constituents help decision-makers understand what is at stake and why action is ne...
12/15/2020

Personal stories and experiences from constituents help decision-makers understand what is at stake and why action is needed. Your story is unique and can make a big impact! https://bit.ly/3me9Oo6

Shop the USBC store and a part of every purchase will go towards support our vision of thriving families and communities...
12/15/2020

Shop the USBC store and a part of every purchase will go towards support our vision of thriving families and communities! #SupportChangesEverything http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/cafepress

Find information, resources, and action opportunities related to COVID-19 and infant feeding: https://bit.ly/2Zv7HBb
12/14/2020

Find information, resources, and action opportunities related to COVID-19 and infant feeding: https://bit.ly/2Zv7HBb

Check out the latest issue of the Weekly Wire for news about a new maternal health action plan, USBC's public event cale...
12/14/2020
USBC : Blogs : Weekly Wire: December 11, 2020

Check out the latest issue of the Weekly Wire for news about a new maternal health action plan, USBC's public event calendar, COVID-19 resources, and more! https://bit.ly/37a50vT

The Staying Abreast: Weekly Wire e-Newsletter is a compendium of news, actions, and resources considered to be of interest or relevance to the breastfeeding field. The newsletter aims to support the USBC's mission "To drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of ...

“For many Native parents, there’s a subconscious fear of losing our kids, no matter how well or stable we are. In every ...
12/14/2020
How Lactation Experts Are Redefining Breastfeeding | Well+Good

“For many Native parents, there’s a subconscious fear of losing our kids, no matter how well or stable we are. In every generation before us—whether it’s from boarding school, drugs or alcohol, or missing and murdered Indigenous women—they’re wondering if they’re going to be taken away from their babies,” Camie Goldhammer says. “When we breastfeed our babies, we make a promise that we’re going to be there for them." Read more from Well+Good: https://bit.ly/34fLY5x Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor

Breastfeeding or bodyfeeding can benefit a baby’s overall nutrition. Often the right to do so is denied to Black and Indigenous people.

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The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit organization that brings together breastfeeding-focused organizations from across the country: breastfeeding coalitions, government departments, non-profits, non-governmental organizations, for-profit organizations, and health professional associations. The USBC was formed in 1998 in response to the Innocenti Declaration of 1990, which calls on every nation to establish a multisectoral national breastfeeding committee. The USBC is now a coalition of more than 100 organizations that support its mission to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States. Join our work to make a difference for our nation's families!

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Is it lawful for your supervisor to ask their subordinate for a lactation schedule?
If you have any contact with mothers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or were under investigation or whose infants were hospitalized for diagnosed or suspected COVID-19 infection, they may be elegible for participation in a worldwide survey currently taking place on the effects of separation because of COVID. This is a survey that is approved by LLL USA and LLL Alliance for Breastfeeding Education and was developed by a team of internationally known researchers. Please see information about the survey, which is short (~8 minutes), anonymous and is also translated into Spanish, French, Chinese and Japanese here: https://www.facebook.com/CovidMothers/. Thanks.
I’m at the March for Moms virtual March for maternal safety and I would love to see USBC among the partners in the future.
Is it possible to post your Covid 19 section of the Weekly Wire to your FB page, so we can share it from our state coalition page. As is, none of the links come through.
QUESTION? Is someone working at the federal level getting telehealth reimbursement for LCs? At the hospital I work at LC in person outpatient/clinic visits are not covered by insurance let alone telehealth Thank you, be well 🙏🏻
Join us next month in Albuquerque New Mexico! https://www.facebook.com/514817628859353/posts/1083337412007369/
My hospital is Baby-Friendly designated and we have used Wellstart modules for our resident education for several years. The website now says it is unavailable. Help!
Is there any details posted yet with regards to the USBC Conference this year? I know it’s in Scottsdale, AZ. Looking for hotel details and agenda, etc. Thanks!
Proud to be among 2,500 people from 60+ countries who gathered in Rio de Janeiro over the past week for the 3rd World Breastfeeding Conference and 1st World Complementary Feeding Conference. The meeting rooms were named for famous breastfeeding advocates. I wanted to share this recognition of the international impact of the devoted work of USBC founding members Audrey Naylor and Miriam Labbok. 3rd WBC - XV ENAM
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Just because there is a law does not mean you can get your employer to comply with it. My grandson's girlfriend worked for OK Foods in Fort Smith Arkansas, and was fired on a Saturday night, because she had worked for more than 10 hours and needed to pump. The immediate supervisor refused her access to the staff meeting Room, said he could not allow it because they only had 50 employee that night working, even though she knew that the law said 50 employees per company. Human resource told her she would be allowed to pump 2 extra times per day because they were a large company. The supervisor on that particular night took her badge and sent her home making it to where she could not clock in the next day, told her to not come back. He told human resources she did not show up the next day and therefore she quit her job. She called corporate to complain they told her they could not do nothing about it. So how do you get a company to actually comply with the law . I am sure she's not the 1st one and she lost her job over it. And her job was 10,12 and 14 hours A-day.