April media wrap-up

At the HelpMe Feed Foundation, we're using the latest technology to help more breastfeeding mothers 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 monthly newsletter.

Every month we compile the latest news, innovations and research in breastfeeding.

News

What is tongue clipping and why is it on the rise? |Scarymommy|

Milwaukee plans to address disparities in maternal health by providing doulas to 100 new mothers |Urban Milwaukee|

More on doulas, this time in Australia — doulas shown to be filling the gaps in postnatal care. |ABC News|

Breastfeeding mother told to leave women's hospital waiting room — there's still a lot to do in changing public attitudes. |Inside Edition|

Why it's vital that all employers offer quality maternal health support to their working mothers |Financial Express|

Politics in Australia — Labor party promises to dedicate $15.2 million towards supporting breastfeeding, if elected |Courier|

Research

C-sections are often seen as a barrier to breastfeeding in the USA – but this is not the case in other global communities. |Research from Purdue University|

A study from Latrobe University in Melbourne, Australia shows how breastfeeding mothers can benefit from phone to phone support. We agree! |The Age|

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has decided to stop carrying adverts for formula milk. |TheBMJ|

This decision has sparked debate, with some claiming that the BMJ is stigmatising mums who can't breastfeed. |Slate|

Innovation

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Mamava's nursing pods are springing up in airports around the USA |Gothamist| The pods aren't without debate though — some parents are concerned the pods may reinforce stigma around public breastfeeding |Mamamia|

New device which allows dads to breastfeed is showcased at the SXSW festival in Austin |Motherly|

Better breast pumps are in the making - but do they work for women? |Vox|

US startup Cleo has raised $27.5 million to support its venture: partnering with companies to offer supplemental benefits to working parents. |Fortune| Employers have a real opportunity to help mothers continue breastfeeding for as long as they need. We'll be releasing a report on this subject soon - watch this space!

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