Helping moms reach their breastfeeding goals!

A TALE OF 2 BIRTHS –

If we were designing maternity care practices today, what would they look like? We could start with an evidence based approach that would allow the best outcomes for infants and mothers – fewer interventions and supportive of breastfeeding. How does that compare to the typical experience of a mother having a baby in a hospital today?

  • LOBBYING IN WASHINGTON DC FOR BREASTFEEDING PROMOTION

    Above-The Milkies founders with our own Senator Jeff Merkeley who co-sponsored the 2009 Breastfeeding Promotion Act. We are so proud of him!!
    After the United States Breastfeeding Committee conference in Arlington, we made our way to Washington DC to lobby for 4 days. We walked endlessly from meeting to meeting and talked to the staffers of senators and congressmen about making breastfeeding promotion more of a public health priority. For the most part, we were well received (there were a few young, male staffers that blushed hot and red every time we said “breast”).

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