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Anyone can participate in the Miles for Milk walk. Each person (walker, runner or donor) who signs up for this event will bring Florida one step closer to establishing the first donor human milk bank in Florida. Having a milk bank in Florida will ensure that lifesaving donor human milk is available for our tiniest, most vulnerable babies. - Click here to learn more

You can also help the Mothers' Milk Bank of Florida by making a "memorial gift donation" toward the purchase of equipment the milk bank is in need of.  An equipment "memorial gift donations" will have the
 name of the person or institution you wish to honor or remember.
Contact: milkbankofflorida@gmail.com if you would like to arrange a "Memorial Gift Donation"
Growing a First Food Movement -- Coming Together in Support of Breastfeeding
Thank You to the Kellogg Foundation for the First Food Movement
HELP us collect information about Formula Marketing Bags and read Response to AAP Partnership with Formula Manufacturer

Several organizations have published open letters to the American Academy of Pediatrics in response to recent media coverage about the AAP logo on formula-company sponsored gift bags given by hospitals to new mothers. Highlights from USBC members and partners include:
A letter co-signed by the Presidents of the International Lactation Consultant Association, the Canadian Lactation Consultant Association, Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand, and the U.S. Lactation Consultant Association

Ban the Bags is interested in determining how much distribution the Mead Johnson hospital discharge bags with the AAP materials in them are getting. If you are aware of them being distributed in your area, please - Let us know on our Facebook Note page by listing what your hospital, pediatric office or OB/GYN office is doing with formula marketing bags.

FBC announces their  Hospital Initiative Project
Become a STAR Maternity HOSPITAL!
Recorded WEBINARS to Help Hospital Leadership take Baby Steps to
Baby- Friendly Hospital
WKKF - Dr. Gail Christopher speaks at the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee’s Conference

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
On January 20, 2011, Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin released The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding in the Jack Morton Auditorium at The George Washington University.  http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/   

The Surgeon General's CTA is aimed at better supporting mothers who choose to breastfeed by education and by removing the barriers that hamper successful breastfeeding in our society.
(at about 16 minutes there is a problem with the sound, but keep listening it only last about 1 minute)

The Florida Breastfeeding Coalition is already working on several of the steps outlined in the Surgeon General's CTA.
Surgeon General
Regina M. Benjamin, M.D.
Joan Meek, MD, MS, RD, IBCLC, FBC President & USBC Past Chair is third from the left of the Surgeon General


United States Breastfeeding Committee Publications

Florida Breastfeeding Coalition President, Joan Meek, M.D., speaks out for breastfeeding on Orlando Channel 6 News click here to view


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