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Old 01-13-2011, 11:25 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi, has anyone heard about www.breastfeedingusa.org? I saw a link to the site in my email today and thought I'd pass it along. It looks like a really cool breastfeeding organization that I'd not heard of before. I love to see mothers helping mothers, and this looks like an additional organization in the US to help support breastfeeding. How exciting! 

 

 

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Breastfeeding USA, Inc. provides evidence-based information and support, and promotes breastfeeding as the biological and cultural norm. We accomplish this through a network of accredited breastfeeding counselors and comprehensive resources for the benefit of mothers and babies, families, and communities.

 

I love the little breastfeeding info blurbs at the bottom of the page:

 

A baby uses 22 different muscles to breastfeed.

 

Breastmilk provides all the water your baby needs, even in hot and dry climates.

 

"If 90% of US families could comply with medical recommendations to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months, the United States would save $13 billion per year and prevent an excess 911 deaths, nearly all of which would be in infants."

 

Very cool!

 

 

 

 

 


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Old 01-13-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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I'm excited about Breastfeeding USA too!  It's a brand new organization launched December 2010. It will include mother-to-mother volunteer counselors who are experienced breastfeeding mothers with evidence-based training. Continuing education will be required. 

 

I expect that the website will become a wealth of information. Volunteers are needed and welcome to participate!

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