One Million Voices – Campaign seeking one million people to sign a petition calling for politicians to stop baby food companies from pushing formula and misleading mothers. To sign the petition, click here.
· A Pilot Study of the Flaxseed Effects on Hormones and Lignans: Role of Race, Genes, and Gut Microbiome – Researchers need African-American and Caucasian women in the Buffalo, NY, area who are postmenopausal and have never had any type of cancer (except skin cancer) for this study. For more information, click here.
· New Nursing Care Quality Measures – AWHONN is looking for feedback on their new NCQ measures including measures on skin-to-skin immediately following birth, no supplementation of breastfeeding newborns without medical indication, and ensuring human milk as the primary diet of premature infants in the NICU. The deadline to submit comments is August 1, 2013.
Military Lactation Toolkit – Contains essential facts and resources to help military moms succeed in breastfeeding or pumping while on active duty. (Note: The toolkit was funded by Abbott.)
The Baby’s Perspective – A course for RNs, LVNs, LCs, CLEs, doulas, and infant care specialist who have been working with moms and want to know the baby’s perspective. Kittie Frantz, RN, CPNP-PC, shares her 45 years of experience in the field of pediatrics and breastfeeding in this set of six 3 hour modules. Each module offers a minimum of 3 CEU’s.