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FDA Sets Standards For Infant Formula Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally issued a set of regulations to ensure infant formula’s safety and nutritional value. After a history of slow action, the agency has, in just a matter of months, issued a draft proposal,... more

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UAE Orders Mothers To Breastfeed

Breastfeed or else! That’s the decree the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has directed to its female citizens. The Federal National Council added a clause to its Child Rights Law making breastfeeding, for up to two years, a “duty, not an option,... more

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Work-Life Balance Elusive for U.S. Moms

When the Pew Research Center published a Census report showing that a large percentage of mothers are bringing home the bacon, media powerhouse Reuters declared “Mothers are breadwinners for growing share of U.S. families,” and the knee-jerk response seemed to... more

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Media Misrepresents Bottle-Feeding Ban

Even Ripley of Believe It or Not fame would find it hard not to believe widespread media reports claiming that Venezuelan lawmaker Odalis Monzon wants to ban bottle-feeding. After all, the Huffington Post (Venezuela Considers Baby Bottle Ban To Encourage Breastfeeding),... more

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Milk Off The Menu In U.S. Schools?

The national Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) recently submitted a petition about milk in the National School Lunch Program. No, the group wasn’t taking on sugary milks, such as those flavored with chocolate or strawberry (a favorite target of... more

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Support For Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Hot dogs and ketchup. Boo-boos and tears. Some things unmistakably go hand-in-hand. Being pregnant and landing a new job isn’t always one of those things. In fact, more often than not, it’s not one of those things. Yahoo! board of... more

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What Is The Best Way To Store Milk At Work?

I will be returning to work soon, and I will need to pump milk while at work. What is the best way for me to store my milk while I am at work? more

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Will I Be Able To Pump At Work?

I plan to breastfeed for at least one year but I have to return to work after 16 weeks. Will I be able to pump my milk at work? more

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You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto

From the White House on down, childhood obesity is recognized as a pressing public health concern. Earlier this year, in part responding to First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) decided to do what... more

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Would YOU Eat In A Bathroom?

A campaign to establish lactation rooms at the busiest airport in the world started with a simple post on Facebook. Sojourner Marable Grimmett—an Atlanta mother, blogger at Married With Two Boys, and author of a study about balancing work and... more