August is National Breastfeeding Month

06/09/2022 - In recognition of National Breastfeeding Month in August, the Academy is highlighting resources for practitioners in lactation care and sharing opportunities for all practitioners to get involved.

Webinar

Save the date for Tuesday, August 2 at noon (Central time) for the webinar: Addressing Gaps in Breastfeeding Disparities Offers Career Opportunities for Dietitians. This webinar will showcase Baby-Friendly USA's evidence-based Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria which focus on safety, equity, communication and competence and leads to improved maternity care.

Resources

Take Action and Get Involved

Take action today to support nursing mothers at work! Passage of the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (H.R. 3110/S.1658) would provide lactating, working parents with the break time and space to express milk, while also offering employers the flexibility to identify solutions that work for their unique business environment. This act could not be passed at a more critical time as the infant formula shortage has put babies at risk for nutrition insecurity.

Action Alert

Interested in further advocacy for maternal and child health issues? Academy members are invited to attend the monthly Maternal and Child Health Affinity Group.