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“Through an intimate and artistic lens, Milk brings a universal perspective on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding over the canvas of stunningly beautiful visuals and poignant voices from around the globe. Inspiring, informative, provocative and sensitive, Milk celebrates bringing a new life into this world with a strong call to action and reflection.”

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Just takes a minute, simply click on the link and it will ask for your zip code, then your address, then your name and your legislator will be sent a message requesting they co-sponcer the Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers Act. Currently, federal law requires employers to provide nursing mothers who are hourly wage-earners ("non-exempt" employees) reasonable break time and a private, non-bathroom location to express breast milk for one year after the child's birth.... However, this provision does not cover "exempt" (most salaried) employees. This distinction in the law was unintentional and is causing confusion for employers and employees alike. A large portion of the workforce, including most managers, administrators, school teachers and other professionals, are left uncovered.

Please share in the comments if you sent it to your legislator. Thanks!

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While more than two thirds (73%) of Pennsylvania mothers start out breastfeeding, less than half (46%) are still breastfeeding at six months. Only 15% are able to meet the recommendation of major health organizations to exclusively breastfeed for 6 months. Breastfeeding rates in Pennsylvania fall…
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Tomorrow is the Big Latch On. Arrive at 10 am and register. Latch On is at 10:30am. http://www.ombabycenter.com/big-latch-on.html

What is the Big Latch On? Groups of breastfeeding women coming together at registered locations around the world to all latch on their child at a set time.
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A special show created in response to the frightening new method to help newborns sleep through the night reported on FOX news. With Gena Kirby, Marcy Axness, and Dr James McKenna. ( and maybe others).
There are many methods and advice out there for new parents that can be detrimental not only to the breastfeeding relationship but to the mother baby dyad on many levels. Don't miss this important show today 11 am CST = 12 noon EST

AUG18
Mon 12:00 PM EDTonline
359 people went

Did you have a tongue-tied baby? Fill out this survey, which will close Fri. 5/16 at midnight. The purpose of this survey is to document the experience of moms dealing with ties in their children in the absence of clear treatment guidelines for ties and related breastfeeding complications.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tonguetiesqualitativesurvey

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey on your experience of having a child with ties. The purpose of this survey is to document the experience of moms dealing with ties in their children in the absence of clear treatment guidelines for ties and related breastfeeding complicati…
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Join us for a Tupperware Party! 15% of sales will go to raise funds for the Dauphin County Breastfeeding Coalition. We are raising $ to purchase cards that have the PA breastfeeding law on them. We plan to distribute the cards to businesses and moms. If you cannot attend the party on Wed. 11/13 at 6pm, then RSVP no and you can order online instead.

Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween!

Join us for a Tupperware Party! If you cannot make it click on this link and RSVP no then you can order online and %15 will go towards our coalition. http://order.tupperware.com/…/a…/!twx$eparty_ctl.p_dispatch…

DIRECTIONS:
Park in the Visitor’s Parking Garage on Mary Street and follow signs to the Brady Building. Doors on front street and Mary St. are locked in the evening, so if you park there you will need to walk around and enter through the garage. Meeting will be in t...he Susquehanna Room.

Get some holiday shopping done early & benefit a worthy cause! Breastfeeding Welcome Here decals will be distributed, approval of the design for PA Breastfeeding law cards and scheduling of the 2014 meetings.
Everyone is invited! Nurslings are always welcome. Bring you own dinner.

The Tupperware Consultant's website is http://my2.tupperware.com/tup-…/A/amyklinedinst-welcome.html

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NOV13
Wed 6:00 PM ESTBrady Medical Arts BuildingHarrisburg, PA
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Hope to see you all tomorrow evening! Please RSVP on the event page. Please share on your page. https://www.facebook.com/events/529334380476046/

AUG27
Tue 6:30 PM EDTEast Shore Area LibraryHarrisburg, PA
4 people went

Our mission is to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding as the cultural norm in Dauphin County. At this meeting we will create a plan of action on how to handle concern from a mom who was told to go to the bathroom to nurse by a security guard at Hershey Park.

We welcome nurses, doctors, dietitians, lactation consultants, clergy, WIC staff, office staff, community leaders, employers, day care workers, students, and breastfeeding mothers! Everyone is invited! And babies are always welcome.

AUG27
Tue 6:30 PM EDTEast Shore Area LibraryHarrisburg, PA
4 people went

Enjoy this short video clip of the WBW event in the capitol yesterday.

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, so today, several mothers gathered in Harrisburg to celebrate. Physician General Dr. Carrie Delone spoke at the Captiol Rotunda to remind mothers about the importance of breastfeeding. Several other
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Coverage of the World Breastfeeding Week celebration that took place in the capitol today will be on Pennsylvania Cable Network at 10:45pm tonight. That is Comcast channel 74.

You may also be able to view online. http://pcntv.com/

PCN: Pennsylvania's Neighborhood.
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From the folks at Big Latch On:
Please spread the word, we want to celebrate the end of World Breastfeeding Week with a special event for women who exclusively express milk and women who donate their milk.
WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO EXPRESS YOURSELF 2013
Wednesday 7th August

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From 00.00am till 23:59pm local time.

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week
and help us create the first Express Yourself record.

RULES:
1. To take part you must be exclusively expressing milk for your own child/children or donating milk either formally or informally.
2. You must record the total time spent expressing and the total volume of milk expressed in the counted 24hours.

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS REPORT AT THE END OF THE 24 HOURS https://docs.google.com/…/1el6lIN24OioNmt-ON173JQ9…/viewform

We will compile all the information we receive and let everyone know what a fantastic job you all do!
Thank you so much for taking part in Express Yourself.

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During this 24 hours, we ask that you count the amount of time you spend expressing and the amount of milk you got - it doesn't matter how little or how much you will be included in the final count.
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Tomorrow! Please share on your pages!

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