Communities

Protecting Health and the Environment #EarthDay2022!

Earth Day 2022! A day “to celebrate the Earth, learn about the environment, and promote conservation.” How does chest/breastfeeding support Earth Day?  As the norm for infant feeding, chest/breastfeeding provides optimal health and development for infants and children and has long-term, lasting benefits for both members of the nursing couple. One benefit not celebrated as …

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Carrboro Proclaims Breastfeeding Family Friendly Community

Mayor Lydia Lavelle (re)proclaimed the Town of Carrboro to be a Breastfeeding Family Friendly Community. Mayor Lavelle reminded us that the Town of Carrboro continues its commitment to “helping families to thrive by ensuring that they receive community support to develop and sustain healthy lifestyles.” Shawna Daniels represented the initiative and spoke about the importance …

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Chapel Hill Proclamation: Breastfeeding Family Friendly!

On Wednesday, April 21, Mayor Pam Hemminger (re)proclaimed that Chapel Hill is a Breastfeeding Family Friendly Community! During the virtual town meeting, Mayor Hemminger shared important reasons for the Town of Chapel Hill’s commitment to being a breastfeeding family friendly community and expressed thanks for the many community stakeholders who are working in the community …

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Hillsborough proclaimed a Breastfeeding Family Friendly Community

On February 8th, 2021, Jenn Weaver, the Mayor of Hillsborough NC, proclaimed the Town of Hillsborough as a Breastfeeding Family Friendly Community.  The town is committed to supporting families and working towards the Breastfeeding Family Friendly Community designation.  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Dietetic Association, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American …

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Building Blocks of Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare

Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare! Breastfeed Orange NC, in collaboration with other breastfeeding family friendly communities in NC, is providing monthly webinars – Building Blocks of Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Learning Bursts. Many parents need to return to work before lactation is well-established or have challenges maintaining milk supply after returning to work. Childcare providers are an important …

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