Today, Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA announced the launch of It’s Only Natural, a new public education campaign that aims to raise awareness among African American women of the importance of and benefits associated with breastfeeding and provide helpful tips. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health collaborated… Continue reading It’s Only Natural – New Breastfeeding Campaign
Regional workshop for Northwest Florida on the Substance Exposed Newborn to be held at Lakeview Center on April 26th - 8:30 am - 4 pm. This meeting is an outgrowth of the wonderful dialogue started at the ECABS Methadone presentation last November. Mission: To reduce the Prevalence of Substance Exposed Newborns by promoting a collaborative… Continue reading Substance Exposed Newborn – Call To Action Workshop
The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) will host a free webinar, Developing a Successful Hospital Lactation Program, on January 10th at 6pm EST. Presented by Rebecca Mannel, BS, IBCLC, FILCA, the presentation will describe key elements in developing and maintaining a successful hospital lactation service. Following the session, participants will be able to identify key… Continue reading Developing a Successful Hospital Lactation Program
Miriam Chickering and Ronda Yoder (president of ECABS) recently released a new book entitled The Gentle Art of Mothering: A Christian Guide to Infant Care. As many of you know, this book has been in the works for the past two years. Initially, they began with a need to write an evidenced-based mothering book from… Continue reading ECABS president co-authors book on infant care
We have finally been able to add links for membership and donation options. We are working with PayPal to provide online opportunities to donate and start or renew membership in ECABS. The links are available in the Right sidebar on any page of the website as well as on the Join page, where you can… Continue reading New Links to Membership and Donations
Once again, the land is awash in October pink, as the nation focuses on Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As breastfeeding experts, the members of the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) applauds efforts to raise breast cancer awareness and raise funds to explore ways to prevent and cure this disease that affects close to one… Continue reading IBCLCs Help Prevent Breast Cancer
It's time for our candidates to tell us where they stand on the legislation and policies that moms need and deserve to be successful in reaching their personal breastfeeding goals! Although you've sent over 13,000 letters to Congress in support of theBreastfeeding Promotion Act of 2011, and more than 3,600 letters to saveWIC peer counseling… Continue reading Breastfeeding is Bipartisan: Ask Your Candidates Where They Stand!
Best for Babes (ww.bestforbabes.org) has initiated a hotline (1-855-NIP-FREE) where moms across the country who have faced NIP (nursing in public) harassment, can call to get support from someone who has walked in their shoes, and suggestions on how they too can harness their energy to help other mothers and babies by strengthening legislation, raising awareness… Continue reading Best for Babes “Nursing in Public” Harassment Hotline
The Vice President of Emerald Coast Alliance for Breastfeeding Support, Patricia Posey-Goodwin, successfully defended her dissertation today! She is now Dr. Patricia Posey-Goodwin, RN, MSN, EdD. She studied the effects of generational differences on nurses' perceptions of mentorship. Congratulations, Patricia!!
ECABS has again hosted a booth at the Pensacola Interstate Fair for nursing moms and their babies. We are in the same area as last year, along the back side of the kiddie area. We are still looking for volunteers to staff the booth. If you are interested, please go to this LINK TO VOLUNTEER.… Continue reading Pensacola Interstate Fair Starts. We are there; come join us.