January 4th, 2014

One of 2013’s best kept secrets in breastfeeding

By Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka

Last year, we saw important advancements in creating the cultural shift needed for families to establish and maintain breastfeeding. In 2013, there was greater visibility of the “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” law and a spotlight on coverage for breast pumps and lactation support under the Affordable Care Act. With the building momentum for paid family leave through the FAMILY Act, we are stepping into 2014 with strong determination.

One of 2013’s best kept secret breastfeeding wins, was the announcement that “the vast majority of 47 top-ranked hospitals have ended infant formula marketing.” A study released by the Public Citizen and the Ban the Bags campaign found that most of the leading hospitals in the country have banned the most pervasive form of infant formula marketing – formula company-sponsored discharge bags.

Read more: http://www.momsrising.org/blog/one-of-2013s-best-kept-secrets-in-breastfeeding/#ixzz2pll6HOlI


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