July 5, 2015-

Geographic and Culturally Specific Breastfeeding Coalitions,

On June 30, 2015 we sent voting instructions for the BCO Board elections to the designated coalition contact listed on our coalitions page.  Please assign just ONE authorized individual to from your coalition to complete the ballot. The deadline to submit your coalition’s input on the Survey Monkey response form will be Monday, August 3 at  8:00 p.m. PT.Please contact admin@breastfeedingor.org if your designated coalition contact has changed.

Guidance for Co-Parenting the Breastfed Baby:

BCOCoParentingPlan

June 3, 2015-

Our latest letter to HMBANA urging advancing health equity in the triaging of human milk Health Equity in HMBANA GuidelinesFV

May 5, 2015

Check out our Press Release about the Human Milk Banking Association of North America meeting in Portland and our call to advance public policy to support pasteurized donor human milk banking,

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April 8, 2015-

BCO Press Release on Internet Sale of Human Milk:

The purchasing of human milk over the Internet presents a potential risk to the infant receiving the milkA recent study released April 6, 2015 in the Journal Pediatrics shows, 11 out of 102 samples of human milk bought over the Internet tested positive for cows milk DNA, suggesting that the milk had cows milk added to it[1].  Babies’ digestive tracts are not fully developed until they are at least 6 months old. Babies don’t produce a broad enough spectrum of stomach enzymes to fully digest anything other than human milk until 6-9 months.[2] For infants, not being breastfed is associated with an increased incidence of infectious morbidity, including otitis media, gastroenteritis, and pneumonia, as well as elevated risks of childhood obesity, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, leukemia, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)[3]. Read More Here


BCO Develops New Strategic Framework to Guide Work from 2015-2018

Download the BCO_Strategic Framework.FVpdf

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care videos: