- Councilman Scott Benson to Honor “Business Champions for Babies” at Press Conference on November 17th
Dozens of Osborn Businesses To Be Recognized for Taking Pledge to Support Breastfeeding
Move Puts Osborn on Mark to Become Nation’s 1st “First Food Friendly” Community
Thursday, November 17th at 2:30 pm at Matrix Human Services, Room 203
Photo Credit: Robert Deane
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- The First Food Friendly Initiative. Learn what it means for mothers and babies in your neighborhood!
The First Food Friendly Community Initiative (3FCI) explores the role of “place” in breastfeeding duration and success by implementing community-generated interventions to thereby improve infant and maternal health outcomes in vulnerable communities. Breast milk is the optimal first food ...more
Just as “place” has been examined as a social determinant of health in various areas, the First Food Friendly Community Initiative (3FCI) explores the role of “place” in breastfeeding duration and success by implementing community-generated interventions to thereby improve infant and maternal health outcomes in vulnerable communities. The "We Love Osborn Babies” campaign Launched in Detroit's ...more
- Leadership Team
Kimberly Seals Allers- Project Director
Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author and a nationally recognized media commentator, consultant and advocate for breastfeeding and infant health. A former writer at FORTUNE and senior editor at Essence magazine, Kimberly is widely considered a leading voice in the counterculture movement in infant feeding. Last year, her ...more
The First Food Friendly Community Initiative (3FCI) team went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to celebrate World Food Day 2014 and to talk about the role of the first food, breast milk, and community engagement in global health and to set the stage for upcoming work in the city of Brotherly Love. Philly, is one of the ...more
- A new report from researchers at the U.S Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that children who were breastfed for longer periods as infants tend to eat more healthier by the age of 6.
The research provides insight into reducing childhood obesity rates, which have more than doubled in the last 30 years.
- A new law in Philadelphia helps create more supportive workplace environments for mothers who choose to breastfed.
On September 3rd, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter passed a city council bill, amending Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance and making it illegal “for any employer to fail to reasonably accommodate an individual’s need to express breast milk.” The bill ...more
- Losing weight can be challenging for most women, especially after giving birth. But, new research shows that obese mothers tend to lose more weight post-pregnancy when they breastfeed
In the new study, led by Andrea Sharma from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, found that obese women who breastfed for at least 4 months were ...more
- Mothers and infants deserve communities with public places that support mothers who choose to breastfeed. That includes parks, shopping malls and airport. Great news out of California in this regard.
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- Black Breastfeeding Week (August 25-31) is kicking off its second year with the launch of #BlackFamsRock, a unique social media experience designed to celebrate the power and beauty of black families and raise awareness about breastfeeding.
Created in partnership with Lowekey Media’s SongBooth App, the #BlackFamsRock Experience invites families to upload a 30-second video of their ...more