Newsletter V

Breastfeeding during COVID-19: what this could mean for your infant.

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News 🗞️

Doulas Demand Change: In Wisconsin, doula Tia Murray organized a march called “We Been Not Breathin’” in support of the recent Black Lives Matter protests.  Black babies have the highest death rate than any other state in Wisconsin.  Read more about this march and its motives.  Link.

Reading 📚

Protecting Midwives During COVID-19: During this global pandemic, midwife care is more at risk than it has been in years.  There is a current shortage of midwives, as well as personal protective gear.  We have the potential to save both midwives and mothers during this time.  Link.

Events 🎟️

Maternity & Midwifery Forum: Sometimes midwives experience tragic births.  Join the #midwifehour forum to learn how you can effectively and compassionately communicate with bereaved families.  Link.

Interesting 💡

Breastfeeding Benefits: If breastfeeding were increased, around 800,000 children could be saved each year.  Learn more about why you should breastfeed.  Link

Social Post of the week 🎉

Physician Uché Blackstock recently commented on the racial disparity in infant mortality: “The fact that the black-white infant mortality gap is wider today than it was 15 years before slavery ended pretty much sums up how far this country has come… with racism.”  Link

Product Therapy 🛍️

GLOW Prenatal Vitamins: This prenatal vitamin formula combines 25 vital nutrients to benefit the health of the baby and the mother.  All ingredients are clinically proven.  Link.

Featured Caregiver 👩🏽‍⚕️

Midwife Angelina Ruffin: Angelina Ruffin is a Certified Nurse Midwife from Georgia. She serves as the Vice President of the American College of Nurse-Midwives’ Georgia chapter.  She aspires to empower women during their pregnancies.  Read more about her story.  Link.

Stats to know 📈

COVID-19 could exacerbate postpartum mental health issues.  Before the pandemic, 20 percent of women experienced postpartum depression.  Read more about the future rise.  Link.

Media 📸

Can COVID-19 be Transmitted through breastfeeding? Listen to what the WHO has to say about breastfeeding safety.  The indirect risks of the virus are plentiful.  Link.

Jobs 🗒️

Nurse Midwife, Cheverly, MD.  Link.

Certified Midwife, Martin, TN.  Link