The New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition is a collaboration of health professionals and community representatives whose mission is to identify and reduce medical, social and economic barriers to breastfeeding in New Jersey through education and outreach.
Please join the NJ Breastfeeding Coalition to help fulfill our mission.
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For information on federal protection for expressing breast milk at work:
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
10 am to 1 pm
Montclair State University
University Hall 1106, Adelina Granito Ferraro Lounge (formerly the Courtyard Lounge)
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
10 am to 1 pm
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Clinical Academic Building, Rm. 3403
IN THE NEWS:
The proposed regulations would ensure that hospitals provide mothers the information and assistance they need to effectively breastfeed, to feed expressed milk or to formula feed their infants and would require that hospital staff have the necessary training and skills to help mothers succeed at their chosen method of feeding, according to Ellen Maughan, IBCLC, president of the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition. For more information, see http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/new_breastfeeding_guidelines_p.html
The NJ Breastfeeding Coalition wishes to congratulate CentraState Medical Center in Freehold and Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for achieving the Baby Friendly designation.
These two hospitals have been selected with 88 others from across the US to participate in Best Fed Beginnings, a national collaborative learning initiative designed to increase the number of US hospitals implementing a proven model for maternity services that better supports a new mother’s choice to breastfeed. This initiative is being funded by National Institute for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) through a cooperative funding agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) . For more information about Best Fed Beginnings, see http://www.nichq.org/who_we_are/in_the_news.html?id=80