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What has breastfeeding got to do with poverty?

Last week, Sustain UK launched a new report profiling food poverty in London. Find out why breastfeeding, and the Baby Friendly Initiative, is an important part of tackling food poverty.

“Breastfeeding is a natural safety net against the worst effects of poverty,” said James P. Grant, Executive Director of Unicef, 1980-1995. It was true then, and it is equally true today.

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The link between breastfeeding and childhood leukemia

A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows there may be another benefit of breastfeeding to keep babies healthy. Researchers found that breastfeeding a baby, even for a short time, may lower their risk of childhood leukemia. Specifically, infants who breastfed for at least six months had a 19 percent lower risk of cancer compared to children who had been breastfed for less time or not at all. Another analysis in the study revealed that children who are breastfed for any amount of time have an 11 percent lower risk of childhood leukemia compared to those who were never breastfed.

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Articles to help you learn more from our topics from conference

Thank you to all who came to our conference. We will see you next year.

People who see breastfeeding differently

Cultural Understanding and Breastfeeding

Effective Prenatal Breastfeeding Education

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and breastfeeding

Grief and Breastfeeding

You Can Support Nursing Mothers of Raleigh!


You Can Support Nursing Mothers of Raleigh!

The volunteers for Nursing Mothers of Raleigh

(http://www.nursingmothersofraleigh.org/) are excited to offer you a chance to

support the work of our great 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. We have been

helping breastfeeding families in the Triangle area for over 45 years.

NMR will receive 50% of whatever you spend ordering beautiful perennial flowers

from Flower Power. They are 100% guaranteed *, shipped directly to you and

available specifically for sunny or shady areas – with many being deer-resistant.

This opportunity is only available until April 30th at this link:


You click on the “SHOP NOW” button to see all of the selections – many in money-saving

groupings to make gorgeous plantings in your yard! They also have items for non-gardeners.

Shipping is a flat $5.00 regardless of the size of the order, so consider ordering some for


*Guaranteed means if you are dissatisfied in any way, you will get a prompt replacement,

exchange or a refund – whatever you prefer.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Mary Overfield at 919 847-4903 or

Flower Power fundraising directly at 1 888 833-1486.

What You Need To Know About BPA’s Dangerous Replacement


Now, it looks like there is a new chemical culprit causing concern: bisphenol-S (BPS). A study by researchers from the University of Calgary suggests that BPS—which has taken the place of BPA in many plastic products and epoxy resins—may be even more harmful than BPA.

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Take Time to Remember


Don’t Miss It! Breastfeeding Solutions App FREE August 1 to 7

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This year my World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) gift to the world is to make my newly redesigned Breastfeeding Solutions smartphone app 

See link to order-Breastfeeding Reporter


Dear NCBC Community, 


We have 3 updates to share with you today:

  1. The HHS Office on Women’s Health has launched the National Worksite Lactation Resource Initiative, which includes a database, searchable by industry, of model businesses. Employers can find strategies, solutions and examples to help them achieve a breastfeeding friendly workplace. View it here.
  • REMINDER!! NCBC awards local NC businesses with a Breastfeeding Friendly Business Award! Helping a business apply for the award takes just minutes with the easy online application on our website. We review applications twice annually – the next deadline is JULY 1. Step out to a local business this weekend and help them apply for NCBC’s award.


  1. Public Citizen has released a new report in which NCBC’s Golden Bow Awards are highlighted, along with strategies from other states attempting to help ‘ban the bags’ in maternity centers. The report, Successful initiatives to Limit Formula Marketing in Health Care Facilities,is available here and on our website.


  1. Our June meeting was a success with many friendly breastfeeding advocates from Western NC in attendance. Many thanks to Joni Lisenbee for organizing such a state-of-the-art meeting room and a gourmet lunch! Please see the minutes attached or on our website, and be in touch to get involved.



Thanks for your support,

NCBC Board

What’s So Hard About Covering Up to Breastfeed in Public?



Any time a breastfeeding story comes up in the news, especially one in which a breastfeeding mom is asked to leave an area to feed her baby, I break my own rule about not reading online comments out of sheer, morbid curiosity. In real life, I’m surrounded by people who are very supportive of breastfeeding, so it interests me to read comments and questions about the appropriateness of breastfeeding in public.

Of course, there are always some unnecessarily mean people, but some sentiments that come up frequently are legitimately well-meaning. As a mom who nursed three kids in all kinds of situations, I thought I’d address a few of these: 

“I totally support breastfeeding, but what’s so hard about covering up to breastfeed in public?”


Read more –Motherhood and More

Bob Evans Apologizes


An employee at a Bob Evans in Tampa, Florida embarrassed a breastfeeding mother by asking her to cover up in late May, but the restaurant redeemed itself by issuing a public apology that others could learn from.

Read rest of article-The Huffington Post.