PolicyLab Recognizes National Breastfeeding Month

As we recognize National Breastfeeding Month, PolicyLab is highlighting three recent blog posts that explore opportunities to promote equitable breastfeeding through policy, workplace and community supports. Keep reading to learn more:

Policies Supportive of Breastfeeding Improve Parent Health and ProductivityMeg Kawan, MD, MPH, IBCLC, Marsha Gerdes, PhD, and Diana Montoya-Williams, MD

  • Experts from PolicyLab and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) unpack the research behind breastfeeding health benefits to parents and what policies support working parents in their breastfeeding goals.

No Time to Pump the Brakes…The Need for Workplace Lactation Policy is NowElizabeth Froh, PhD, RN, and Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

  • With the formula shortage and lack of federal legislation to increase workplace lactation protections, many families are not meeting their breastfeeding goals. Nurse scientists from CHOP underscore why hyper-local policies are now needed.

Black Breastfeeding Matters: Mitigating Racial Inequities in Child Health OutcomesDeanna Nardella, MD

  • This post focuses on a film project to help address barriers faced by Philadelphia’s families in achieving their infant feeding goals as well as strategies to support these families with breast/chestfeeding.