How can we increase the percentage of mothers who choose to breastfeed?

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News 🗞️

COVID-19 Newborns: Even more new evidence suggests that it is safe for newborns to remain in the room with their mothers. However, it is imperative that infection precaution methods are taken. Read more about these methods here

Reading 📚

Lactation Cookies:  Lactation cookies may seem like a great way to increase milk supply.  Unfortunately, that may not be the case.  Read this blog to understand why you should rethink reaching for that cookie!  Link.

Events 🎟️

Child Health Innovation Webinar: Duke University held a webinar to address the persistent challenges that mothers face when it comes to newborn healthcare.  Click here to learn more about the event. 

Interesting 💡

17 Facts about Natural Birth: Here are some facts that both mothers and caregivers should know before deciding on a natural birth. Learn why going drug-free can be one of the most rewarding feelings.

Social Post of the week 🎉

Christy Turlington on Maternal Health: As founder of Every Mom Counts, Christy Turlington has expressed support for black mothers throughout the nation.  She tweeted, “We have to do what we have to do for our community and not wait for someone else to do it… We are still holding the system accountable.”  Link.

Product Therapy 🛍️

Tummy Butter: Try out Mama Mio’s Tummy Butter. Packed with Omega and antioxidants, this is guaranteed to keep your skin elastic during your pregnancy. No more stretch marks!

Featured Caregiver 👩🏽‍⚕️

Midwife Ann Konkoly: Ann Konkoly is a CNM who graduated from Chicago’s Midwifery program in 2008. In the future, she hopes to see unity throughout the midwife community. Read more about her story and goals here

Stats to know 📈

Maternity hospitals often recommend having one Board Certified LC for every fifteen mothers, as this increases the number of women who choose to breastfeed.  Link.

Media 📸

Good Birth for All: Listen to this week’s podcast, an interview with Sally Pairman and Bounmy Inthavong.  Take part in a call to protect midwives during this global pandemic.  Link.

Jobs 🗒️

Certified Nurse Midwife, Toms River, NJ.  Link.

Certified Nurse Midwife, Kansas City, KS.  Link.