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  • 08.31.2020

    Given the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic the Maryland and DC Breastfeeding Coalitions will be postponing their 11th Annual Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Awards and 7th Annual Healthcare Professionals Awards.

    Since 2010, well over 100 businesses have received the Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award, recognizing demonstrated support for breastfeeding through a conducive office environment. Our coalitions want to maintain the momentum of the awards and continue to support Maryland and DC area businesses and healthcare provider offices when it comes to breastfeeding in the workplace.

    • We invite employers to complete a survey about how their business or workplace supports breastfeeding efforts during this COVID-19 pandemic. (https://forms.gle/rvjwUTDPegqtSDd19)
    • We invite employees to complete a survey about breastfeeding in the workplace during this COVID-19 pandemic. (https://forms.gle/iZrPDjYhifPhnBeZ6)
    • Lastly, we welcome the opportunity to provide accolades to workplaces or businesses providing exceptional supports at this time. You can provide information through either survey.

    More information and resources can be found at http://www.marylandbreastfeedingcoalition.org and http://www.dcbfc.org.  Contact Dr. Dana Silver at workplaceaward@mdbfc.org for any questions.

  • 08.19.2020

    We know you may have questions about the safety of your family and the safety of breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sharing a list of website resources compiled by The United States Breastfeeding Committee and advocates around Maryland for you as a breastfeeding parent and for you as healthcare and public health providers. Please click here to visit these websites regularly as this is an evolving situation and information may change.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their guidelines on care of newborns born to SARS-CoV-2 positive or PUI mothers and birthing parents on July 22, 2020 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidance on August 3, 2020. The updated guidelines reflect the current best evidence and advise mothers to wear a mask and wash their hands while caring for their newborns, including rooming-in and breastfeeding. The full updated guidelines for AAP can be found here and for CDC here.

  • 11.30.2019

    In order to cultivate a community of diverse professional lactation supporters, the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition is raising funds for scholarships for people of color in our state. The scholarship would cover tuition for a 90-hour Lactation Consultant Training Program OR a Clinical Internship through Lactation Education Resources, plus payment of IBCLC exam fee and mentoring by an IBCLC-member of MBC. Our goal is to raise $2300, which would cover the annual costs of two persons. Please click here to read more about the scholarship, including eligibility and application. Please click here to donate to the scholarship fund. If you are a lactation consultant, and wish to donate in the name of someone who mentored you through your own training, please include their name and we will recognize them on as a “Mentor Champion” on our website.

  • 03.17.2019

    Support breastfeeding legislation by contacting your Congressman and Senators to voice your support for three important federal bills: The Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act (H.R. 866), Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY) Act, and Supporting Working Moms Act. It only takes a few minutes to read about these acts and contact your representatives and senator. For more information on these bills, click here.

News

9/21/20
Summary of MBC Quarterly Meeting
If you were unable to attend the most recent meetings of the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition, click  here  for a summary of the 9/9/20 meeting.
5/20/19
State and Local Legislation Update
Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition has been tracking the following pieces of legislation that have an impact on breastfeeding outcomes for Maryland families. Click here for an update.