• 11.24.2015

    Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition has launched a Breastfeeding Welcome Here campaign to foster a supportive environment for mothers to breastfeed their babies in public. Through the campaign, local businesses placed a “Breastfeeding Welcome Here” logo in clear view for all to see upon entering the business establishment. The businesses also pledged to provide a welcoming environment, where breastfeeding mothers may sit in any area open to the general public and enjoy a friendly attitude from staff and management while breastfeeding. Staff members were trained on how to handle complaints about breastfeeding and inform those who raise concerns that breastfeeding in public is protected by Maryland law. Click here for a list of businesses who have taken the pledge.

    The aim of the campaign is to build public awareness and acceptance of breastfeeding in public and to increase breastfeeding duration by empowering women to breastfeed in public in safe locations. Click here for more information.

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1/24/18
Zero Weeks
Join the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition on February 28 for a sneak peek of the new documentary ZERO WEEKS! Most Americans agree that family comes first, but we are the only developed country without paid leave. In one of the richest nations in the world, having a baby, a medical emergency or an aging parent can be a trigger into poverty. Weaving powerful personal stories with insightful interviews, ZERO WEEKS, explores America’s paid leave crisis and the cost of doing nothing. ZERO WEEKS is the fourth film by award-winning director Ky Dickens, a female director with a track record of using her work to shift public opinion. Click here to register.
1/24/18
Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter Speaking in Baltimore
Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter, a national breastfeeding medicine expert, will be speaking in Baltimore. Both talks are open to the public. On January 30th, she will lead a Pediatric Grand Rounds at Sinai Hospital at 8 am in the Zamoiski Auditorium at 2401 W. Belvedere Ave Baltimore 21215. Parking is in the Belvedere Garage. The topic is Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding. On January 31st she will be hold a Pediatric Grand Rounds at Johns Hopkins Bayview. The talk begins at 8:30 am in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Grossi Auditorium in the Asthma and Allergy Building at 4940 Eastern Ave 21224. The topic is Microbiome and Breastfeeding.