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  • <Mother's Milk>
    Rally at Capitol Other News Philadelphia Inquirer December 11 2008 Mother s Milk Esther K Chung Letter to the Editor Re Survey shows doctors less supportive of breast feeding All physicians particularly obstetrician gynecologists family physicians and pediatricians owe it to their patients to promote and support breast feeding Enhanced physician education is needed but it is only part of the solution Public demand for breast feeding should force physicians

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  • <Breast-feeding Business Awards>
    like any other customer and staff should be trained to field any complaints about breastfeeding from other customers Pennsylvania law allows a woman to breastfeed in public Moreover nursing employees should be given the time private space and support needed to pump milk or nurse their babies at work Having to earn a paycheck is the biggest barrier to breastfeeding an infant according to Chris Mulford a Swarthmore resident who has been a lactation consultant for over 20 years Chris also serves on MCC s Breastfeeding Advisory Committee along with Esther K Chung MD MPH PHysician Advocate and Swarthmore resident Mulford tells a story about a woman who worked as a prison guard who had to return to work after her six weeks of maternity leave The mother was highly motivated and wanted to exclusively feed her baby breastmilk for the first six months The only place available to her to pump milk was an empty cell While pumping her co workers would bang on the cell if they thought she was taking too long The woman continued breastfeeding less than a month after returning to work A business does not have to be large to accommodate nursing moms say Mulford She knows of one dentist s office where there were three employees lactating at the same time Because the office allowed them the time and space to pump their milk these dental hygienists were happier employees who were able to stay in their jobs In addition to sponsoring the awards program next month MCC will begin a Breastfeeding Welcome Here decal campaign where businesses can show their support of breastfeeding mothers by posting a decal in their window For further information or decals please contact Esther Chung at echung momobile org The Health Resources and Services Administration s Maternal

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  • <Happy to Breastfeed>
    12 2008 Happy to Breastfeed John George Staff Writer The Maternity Care Coalition in a partnership with the Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Coalition is looking for nominees for its 2008 Breastfeeding Friendly Business awards The awards recognize businesses and workplaces in the Philadelphia area that support breastfeeding mothers as employees and or patrons by such actions as providing time space and privacy to breastfeed or pump and offering a place to store

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  • <Do You Know A Business That Caters To Nursing Moms?>
    to MCC nursing moms should be treated like any other customer and staff should be trained to field any complaints about breastfeeding from other customers Pennsylvania law allows a woman to breastfeed in public Moreover nursing employees should be given the time private space and support needed to pump milk or nurse their babies at work Having to earn a paycheck is the biggest barrier to breastfeeding an infant according to Chris Mulford a Swarthmore resident who has been a lactation consultant for over 20 years Chris also serves on MCC s Breastfeeding Advisory Committee along with Esther K Chung MD MPH PHysician Advocate and Swarthmore resident Mulford tells a story about a woman who worked as a prison guard who had to return to work after her six weeks of maternity leave The mother was highly motivated and wanted to exclusively feed her baby breastmilk for the first six months The only place available to her to pump milk was an empty cell While pumping her co workers would bang on the cell if they thought she was taking too long The woman continued breastfeeding less than a month after returning to work A business does not have to be large to accommodate nursing moms say Mulford She knows of one dentist s office where there were three employees lactating at the same time Because the office allowed them the time and space to pump their milk these dental hygienists were happier employees who were able to stay in their jobs In addition to sponsoring the awards program next month MCC will begin a Breastfeeding Welcome Here decal campaign where businesses can show their support of breastfeeding mothers by posting a decal in their window For further information or decals please contact Esther Chung at echung momobile org The

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  • <Chris Mulford>
    of Health Calvin Johnson both identified breast feeding as the first step in the prevention of overweight and obesity issues in children Getting the right words spoken aloud is the first step Now what Pennsylvania families need is action Doctors nurses and WIC counselors need to be trained to assist normal mothers and babies with breast feeding Lactation consultants should be available for difficult situations Philadelphia families need to have

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  • <BarriertoBreastfeeding>
    to Breastfeeding Normal Activity Got Mother s Milk Allow Breastfeeding Supporters of Pa Breast Feeding Bill to Rally at Capitol Other News Philadelphia Daily News October 19 2007 A Barrier to Breastfeeding Esther Chung Letter to the Editor THE recent op ed by Christine Flowers Milking the System Oct 12 does a disservice to breastfeeding not only in its disputing of Sophie Currier s case but in its attack on all breastfeeding women This article is an example of the extreme pressures and unnecessary obstacles many breastfeeding women face As a physician I have spoken to countless breastfeeding women who must overcome barriers in the hospital at work in their communities even at home Women who choose to breastfeed do so because they want what s best for their infants even if it means tolerating the disapproving glances and words of some In spite of the well established benefits Philadelphia s breastfeeding rate of 53 percent lags far behind the rates of the nine other largest cities We need to educate more people about the health benefits of breastfeeding to infants and women and the economic benefits to society Our culture should be going out of its way to support

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  • <Normal Activity>
    Editor Re Got mother s milk by Erika Gebel Aug 20 Breast feeding is important not just for women and children but also for communities governments hospitals and workplaces The societal benefits of breast feeding are underrecognized It helps reduce spending on health care and cuts the environmental burden resulting from the production and disposal of infant formula It also lowers costs for public programs such as the special supplemental

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  • <GotMother'sMilk?>
    Before giving birth her advocate Yeshemebet Legesse coached her on what to expect and how to deal with hospital staff that the advocate said is all too often uninterested in facilitating breast feeding Besides practical matters such as teaching breast feeding positions Legesse tries to encourage the practice by educating clients about its health benefits knowledge that Walton has been sharing with friends and family Breast fed infants are known to experience lower rates of infectious diseases sudden infant death syndrome digestive illnesses diabetes obesity and other maladies Lactating mothers also slim down faster and face lower risks for some cancers In the early 1970s few American women nursed their babies Formula was seen as the technological solution to the inconvenience of breast feeding Since then as science repeatedly proved breast milk s superiority the rates have steadily increased with significant regional variations high in the West low in the South average in New England and the Mid Atlantic Surveys by the U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have consistently found other disparities as well Younger poorer less educated and unmarried mothers breast feed less So do African Americans generally which experts say may account for much of Philadelphia s low rate 53 percent vs 77 percent in Boston and 87 percent in Phoenix They know that breast feeding is the best said Peggy Bentley a nutrition professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill But knowing may not be enough In a 2003 article in the Journal of Nutrition Bentley explored factors associated with breast feeding among low income African American women in Baltimore a city with rates similar to Philadelphia s She found that women s decisions to nurse are influenced by a complex mix of factors government and hospital policies aggressive marketing by formula producers and standards and support in their local community workplace and personal situation They don t have boyfriends or fathers of the baby who are supportive Bentley said They don t have mothers and sisters showing them how and saying they may have some difficulties The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that mothers breast feed exclusively with no other food formula or even water for six months We are asking a lot of women whose lives are very complex to exclusively breast feed Bentley said Philadelphia would be like that People just trying to survive Exclusive breast feeding appears to be difficult for everyone The national average at six months is about 11 percent Basically they are trying it and stopping Bentley said Plenty of programs aim to start women nursing immediately after the birth of their babies she said but the duration issue we know a lot less about that An experiment in how to foster exclusive breast feeding was proceeding one sunny day last month as a fidgety 8 week old Thomas Wills was examined for his acid reflux at a satellite clinic of Children s Hospital of Philadelphia Go ahead and feed him said nurse Margaret

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