July breastfeeding media wrap-up
At the HelpMe Feed Foundation, we're using the latest technology to help more breastfeeding parents feel supported. Staying up to date with all the developments in the world of breastfeeding is vital, which is why we've compiled the most interesting stories into a newsletter for you. We hope you enjoy it and share with anyone who'll find it interesting.
Without enough support, working moms struggle to make breastfeeding work - these women share their stories about motherhood, breastfeeding, and society’s demands |WVPublic|
Here's a story about why bosses need to support their employees to breastfeed |Health e-news|
Breastfeeding support ‘strong’ in Scotland says committee |Gov Scot|
Alabama mother works to give other black women the breastfeeding support she never got |AL|
UNICEF praises support given to breastfeeding mums in north of England |News and Star|
New York lawmakers have voted in legislation which exempts breastfeeding mothers from jury service |Fox 5|
Beautiful story of the group of moms who donated breast milk to feed baby of Tucson woman with cancer |This is Tuscon|
Nestle and other multinational companies pushed expensive baby formula to low-income community in Peru despite ban |Buenos Aires Times|
This is why so many moms were breastfeeding in the centre of Bristol, UK |Bristol Live|
Research & Innovations
Pregnancy-specific anxiety may impact how long a woman exclusively breastfeeds her child, a recent report says |Medical Xpress|
The therapeutic role of video diaries: A qualitative study involving breastfeeding mothers |Science Direct|
Refinery29 discusses the best (and worst) European countries for maternity leave |Refinery29|
Exclusive breastfeeding continues to drop in the Philippines |Manila Bulletin|
How we can make our cities breastfeeding friendly |The Conversation|
There's been lots in the news about the breastfeeding woman who was asked to leave a swimming pool in Texas |Independent| This comes at the same time as some disappointing results from a study which say moms still face 'lack of support' to breastfeed in public |NY Daily News|
There's still some good news - this Texas bill clarifies that mothers can pump breast milk in public |KXXV|. And over in Ireland, a rule change means that female senators and parliamentarians can now breastfeed in parliament chambers |The Sun Ireland|
However, we still need to do more to make sure mothers feel supported to breastfeed or pump wherever they need to.
Laura Turner, an Australian journalist and mom of twins, shares her breastfeeding journey in all its hilarious and challenging moments |honey|
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi opens up on Instagram about the onset of mastitis three weeks after giving birth to her baby son |ET Canada|
Is breastfeeding without giving birth possible? A photo of Jaclyn and Kelly Pfeiffer feeding their twins together has gone viral - but what is induced lactation and how does it work? |Stuff|
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