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What Makes a Great Lactation Space?

By California law, all employers must provide a reasonable amount of break time and provide a private space other than a toilet stall, close to the employee’s work area, to accommodate an employee desiring to express breastmilk. In creating their breastfeeding room, The Contra Costa Child Care Council has gone far above and beyond these Continue reading

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It’s World Breastfeeding Week!

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is the world’s biggest social mobilization platform for breastfeeding. Put on by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, this year’s WBW theme is Breastfeeding: a Key to Sustainable Development. By linking breastfeeding to sustainable development goals, the breastfeeding movement will be able to connect with a variety of development issues for Continue reading

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What We’re Reading – 7/20/16

Breastfeeding gaps between white, black, and Hispanic mothers in the US Chapman University has published research on how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black, and Hispanic mothers. The study looked to see if ethnic and racial disparities in breastfeeding could be explained by differences in the use of formula in hospitals, family history of breastfeeding, Continue reading

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What We’re Reading – 4/13/16

San Francisco Approves Fully Paid Parental Leave On Tuesday, April 5th 2016, San Francisco became the first city in the United States to approve six weeks of fully paid parental leave. All new parents are included: mothers, fathers, and same-sex couples who bear or adopt a child. Though California law already guarantees a six-week leave Continue reading