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Forum: Lactivism   11-25-2014, 01:57 PM
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Great news… the United States Breastfeeding...

Great news… the United States Breastfeeding Committee and the National Breastfeeding Center have released a revised set of guidelines for insurers as to how they should promote and support...
Forum: Lactivism   10-15-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
Breast pumps and lactation counseling benefit two...

Breast pumps and lactation counseling benefit two people, the mother and the child, resulting in better health for two insured people. From a cost-benefit point of view, providing one piece of...
Forum: Lactivism   09-20-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
Please follow the link below to another thread...

Please follow the link below to another thread here on Mothering.com for a related discussion on the main topic covered in this thread: ...
Forum: Lactivism   09-04-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By devoted2kids
On August 4, 2014, our current Surgeon General,...

On August 4, 2014, our current Surgeon General, Dr. Boris Lushniak, spoke at the annual conference of the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. Surgeon General Lushniak expressed his support of the effort to...
Forum: Lactivism   07-02-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By devoted2kids
An open letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Background: On June 9, 2014, Sylvia Mathews Burwell was sworn in as the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Dear Secretary Burwell,
Congratulations on your...
Forum: Lactivism   06-18-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By devoted2kids
A message to the leaders of the American Academy of Pediatrics

The following is a quote from the “Sample Hospital Breastfeeding Policy for Newborns” published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2009: “The hospital will not provide formula marketing...
Forum: Lactivism   05-21-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By devoted2kids
Breastfeeding is almost universally considered...

Breastfeeding is almost universally considered to be the most beneficial method of feeding infants. Breastfeeding cannot compete with the amount of revenue generated from the sale of formula. Money...
Forum: Lactivism   04-15-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
Kathleen Sebelius has resigned as Secretary of...

Kathleen Sebelius has resigned as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. President Obama has nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell to become the new Secretary of DHHS. Ms. Burwell...
Forum: Lactivism   04-08-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By devoted2kids
Has anyone received an explanation from the...

Has anyone received an explanation from the American Academy of Pediatrics about why they have endorsed the practice of providing formula gift bags to new mothers in hospitals?

Any professional...
Forum: Lactivism   04-02-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By devoted2kids
The manufacturers of formula make deals with...

The manufacturers of formula make deals with hospitals to have hospital staff members (usually nurses) give new mothers gift bags which contain free formula and other formula related baby items....
Forum: Lactivism   03-31-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
If the Obama administration sincerely cared...

If the Obama administration sincerely cared about the health of young Americans they would do everything in their power to increase the number of infants who are breastfed. As you can see from the...
Forum: Lactivism   03-31-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By devoted2kids
The slogan of the AAP is “Dedicated to the...

The slogan of the AAP is “Dedicated to the health of all children.” Perhaps they should have included a disclaimer to that slogan – “However, we are not fully dedicated to the health of all...
Forum: Lactivism   03-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By devoted2kids
The manufacturers of formula make deals with...

The manufacturers of formula make deals with hospitals to have hospital staff members (usually nurses) give new mothers free gift bags which contain formula and other formula related baby items....
Forum: Lactivism   01-02-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
Sphinxy - first, congratulations on the birth of...

Sphinxy - first, congratulations on the birth of W! You are very fortunate to have received good breastfeeding support while in the hospital AND from your insurance company. Your experience is not...
Forum: Lactivism   10-23-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
Even though breastfeeding is a small part of the...

Even though breastfeeding is a small part of the overall health care system, it is important enough to be recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force as a preventive health service for...
Forum: Lactivism   10-22-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
With all due respect Mr. President, if your...

With all due respect Mr. President, if your administration can't even get breastfeeding support done properly under the Affordable Care Act, why should we have any confidence that the Federal...
Forum: Lactivism   10-14-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
I would like to make the following 5 suggestions...

I would like to make the following 5 suggestions to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius:
 
1. Stop the games you've been playing with regard to supporting...
Forum: Lactivism   10-09-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
I first want to acknowledge that there are some...

I first want to acknowledge that there are some very legitimate reasons why some moms formula feed. Some of those moms end up formula feeding because they are not receiving the help they need to...
Forum: Lactivism   10-07-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
The employees at hospitals give free formula to...

The employees at hospitals give free formula to new moms because the hospital gets a break from the formula manufacturer on the price it pays for formula. Some people would call that a kickback....
Forum: Lactivism   10-03-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
MaggieLC - Great post! There is a very good...

MaggieLC - Great post! There is a very good reason why you are frustrated. To help explain that reason, here's a quote from a July 18, 2013 press release from the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee: the...
Forum: Lactivism   09-19-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
Last week I attended a fund raising event at a...

Last week I attended a fund raising event at a non-profit pregnancy resource center. In her speech, the executive director of the organization gave a couple of examples of how her organization is...
Forum: Lactivism   08-28-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
In a perfect world there would be no need to...

In a perfect world there would be no need to "promote" breastfeeding because pregnant women would be encouraged to breastfeed by the father of the child and other family members. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Lactivism   08-19-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
Insurance companies do care about the health of...

Insurance companies do care about the health of the people they insure. They lose money when their customers get sick and file insurance claims.
 
There is documented evidence that, in children,...
Forum: Lactivism   08-19-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
According to the study "Clinical Preventive...

According to the study "Clinical Preventive Services for Women", published in 2011 by the National Academy of Sciences, on page 110, "A recent study concluded that if 90 percent of all children were...
Forum: Lactivism   08-13-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,990
Posted By devoted2kids
The WIC Program ran a tv advertising campaign...

The WIC Program ran a tv advertising campaign promoting the benefits of breastfeeding. That campaign was quite successful, particularly among young, single women who are less likely to have family...
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