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Quintessence 2016 Vendors

posted on Sep 28, 2016 in Central Texas News, Current Efforts, HMHB News, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events by
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Thank you to our Quintessence 2016 vendors! These area businesses and organizations support breastfeeding in Central Texas.

Please show your support for these businesses.  They are making a difference in your community.

Learn more about these organizations below and visit their website.

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La Leche League of Austin provides mother-to-mother support group meetings at locations across the state, and volunteer Leaders are available to provide breastfeeding information and support over the phone and via email. All women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend meetings or contact Leaders for breastfeeding information and support. There are seven Austin area meetings, in addition to gatherings and playdates.

Thank you to Central Texas Food Bank for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! The Central Texas Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 300 Partner Agencies in 21 Central Texas counties. In the last year, the Food Bank provided more than 31 million meals! They also offer a breastfeeding education program and lactation support. SNAP-eligible families are supported prenatally and postpartum by a trained breastfeeding peer counselor.

Thank you to Daydream Baby Boutique for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Daydream Baby Boutique is based out of Kyle, TX, but offers shipping to virtually anywhere in the world. They carry a wide range of products including ring slings, Baltic amber, cloth diapers, and goodies for mama.

Thank you to Texas Women, Infants, and Children for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Texas is exceeding the Healthy People 2010 objective for 75 percent breastfeeding initiation rate, thanks to the use of trained peer counselors and IBCLCs working with families to support breastfeeding. Whether providing support through education, peer counseling, or breast pumps for qualifying women, Texas WIC sets the standard for the rest of the country.

Thank you to Austin Pediatric Dentistry PLLC for being a sponsor of CTBC’s National Breastfeeding Month!! Dr. Liliana Lucas and her staff believe dental visits CAN be fun for kids. Dr. Lucas also assesses sublingual and sublabial restrictions, and performs frenectomies using a laser.

Thank you to Monica Aguirre Photography for documenting our event. Monica specializes in baby, child, and family photography. She loves to capture special moments in your life.

Thank you to Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Since 1999, Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin has saved babies’ lives by providing prescribed donor human milk. With the support of milk and financial donors, they have pasteurized over 4 million ounces of donor human milk! CTBC is grateful to have such an amazing resource and supporter in our community.

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2016 National Breastfeeding Month Sponsors

posted on Aug 15, 2016 in Central Texas News, News by
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Our ‪#‎brelfie‬ t-shirts were a huge hit and our screening of MILK the Film was full of breastfeeding supporters. Neither would have been possible without support from breastfeeding friendly community sponsors.

Please show your support for these businesses.  They are making a difference in your community. Click on their logo to visit their website.

2016 National Breastfeeding Month Sponsors

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Thank you to Enlightened Baby, Austin TX for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Enlightened Baby’s mission is to offer only top quality products, with the greatest emphasis on sustainability, ease of use, longevity and safety. Conveniently located on South Congress, it is the place for superior, accessible, modern, eco-friendly, easy-to-use diapering and natural baby products.

Thank you to Austin Pediatric Dentistry PLLC for being a sponsor of CTBC’s National Breastfeeding Month!! Dr. Liliana Lucas and her staff believe dental visits CAN be fun for kids. Dr. Lucas also assesses sublingual and sublabial restrictions, and performs frenectomies using a laser.

Thank you to Special Addition Maternity & Nursing Boutique for supporting breastfeeding families in Central Texas! Since 1994 Special Addition has been serving the pregnant and breastfeeding mom with quality products and services.

Thank you to Stork Maternity Consulting for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Stork Maternity Consulting is an in-home consulting, concierge, and doula boutique in the Austin area. They are made up of certified doulas, lactation consultants, birth educators, child passenger safety technicians and more!

Thank you to Ameda for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Since 1942, Ameda has been the leading innovator and has delivered unmatched quality and service to lactation professionals, institutions and most importantly, mothers. Ameda offers breast pumps and accessories and lactation education all over the world.

Thank you to Breastfeeding Success Company for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! The Breastfeeding Success Company offers comprehensive lactation consultation services from International Board Certified Lactation Consultants including clinic, in-home, video, and telephone consultations. They also offer corporate lactation training programs and lactation specific classes for healthcare providers and families alike in Austin, Texas, its surrounding areas, and the rest of the world.

Thank you to Daydream Baby Boutique for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Daydream Baby Boutique is based out of Kyle, TX, but offers shipping to virtually anywhere in the world. They carry a wide range of products including ring slings, baltic amber, cloth diapers, and goodies for mama.

Thank you to Grow Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, PLLC for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Dr. Leigh Ann Grady and Dr. Juliette Owens are board-certified pediatricians who focus on family-centered care in a small, friendly office. They strive to promote wellness by focusing on healthy growth and development, and by providing up-to-date medical care in a family-centered setting.

Thank you to My Pure Delivery for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! My Pure Delivery is a premiere Lactation Clinic and Baby Boutique dedicated to keeping mom and baby healthy. With two locations in Cedar Park, Diba Tillery RN, BSN, IBCLC, CPST, and her staff can help mom and baby feel confident with breastfeeding.

Thank you to Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Since 1999, Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin has saved babies’ lives by providing prescribed donor human milk. With the support of milk and financial donors, they have pasteurized over 4 million ounces of donor human milk! CTBC is grateful to have such an amazing resource and supporter in our community.

Thank you to Central Texas Food Bank for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! The Central Texas Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 300 Partner Agencies in 21 Central Texas counties. In the last year, the Food Bank provided more than 31 million meals! They also offer a breastfeeding education program and lactation support. SNAP-eligible families are supported prenatally and postpartum by a trained breastfeeding peer counselor.

Thank you to Lactivist in Louboutins for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Lactivist in Louboutins is a blog about breastfeeding, motherhood, and breastfeeding style. Written by a lactation educator and counselor, Lactivist in Louboutins offers the unique perspective of a breastfeeding mom and lactation support professional.

Thank you to Texas Women, Infants, and Children for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Texas is exceeding the Healthy People 2010 objective for 75 percent breastfeeding initiation rate, thanks to the use of trained peer counselors and IBCLCs working with families to support breastfeeding. Whether providing support through education, peer counseling, or breast pumps for qualifying women, Texas WIC sets the standard for the rest of the country.

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Coalition events for 2016

posted on Jan 08, 2016 in Central Texas News, News by

Now is the time to get involved with CTBC.  Here is a look at our upcoming events for 2016.  Dates will be determined soon.  Stay tuned for updates and come join us to help make a difference in the lives of breastfeeding mothers in Central Texas.

Round Rock Express Game – May 8th

Ice Cream Social – June 21 at Phils and Amy’s Ice Cream on North Lamar

Big Latch On – August 5,6

Proclamation – August 6 at Central Market north 6-9pm

Legislative effort TBD – August

Quintessence – October

Birth Awards – October at Carver Museum

WIC skills training – October

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National Breastfeeding Month (Here in Austin)

posted on Aug 25, 2015 in Central Texas News, News by

Every year our coalition works to raise awareness and hold fun family friendly events in August (National Breastfeeding Month) that seek to normalize breastfeeding and increase awareness of breastfeeding resources in our area.  Events for this year included 2 latch on events, (Baby Earth in Round Rock and Natural Baby Company in Austin) A concert in the park and City of Austin proclamation of August as Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and the Round Rock Express game highlighting Mother’s Milk Bank of Austin.  It looks as though our breastfeeding month activities will extend beyond August as we plan to host a movie in the park with a great breastfeeding documentary but due to unforeseeable circumstances that has been postponed (stay tuned, we will let you know when plans are finalized).  Thanks to our sponsors we were able to give away over 200 breastfeeding awareness shirts.  If you were unable to make it to our events but would still like to have the t shirt please visit our store page

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These businesses have gone above and beyond to support breastfeeding mothers in our area and are featured on this year’s breastfeeding awareness t shirts.  Please support them.

Special Additions

The Natural Baby Company

Ameda

Austin Pediatric Dentistry

Austin Area Food Bank

The Breastfeeding Success Company

Baby Wearing International of Greater Austin

Keep Austin Nursing in Public

Tandem Midwifery

Mom’s Place

 

All of our current sponsors and links to their websites are available in the about section of our website

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Breastfeeding Bills Need Your Support

posted on May 21, 2015 in Central Texas News, Current Efforts, News, Statewide News by

We’re so close!  Your Senators need to hear from you this week

The legislative process in Texas is a daunting one.  the Lege only meets every 2 years to do the work of the people and that period in only a couple of months long so we have to work fast.

Of the 4 bills in support of breastfeeding mothers that were filed this session, 1 still has a chance in last weeks of this legislative session.

HB 786 By Rep Walle which would increase access for public employees including teachers to pump milk for their babies as they return to their noble work has passed the house and now needs support so that it can be voted on by the senate.

All the info including sample letters, call script, and tweets can be found HERE

Please show your support, contact your senator today!

 

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Committee Hearing Scheduled for 2 Breastfeeding Bills

posted on Mar 16, 2015 in Central Texas News, Mother-Friendly Legislation, News, Texas by

House Bill 232 Authored by Representative Farrar
Strengthening the Right to Breastfeed

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HB 786 Authored by Representative Walle
Right to Express Breastmilk in the Workplace

will be heard in Committee March 17th.  The hearing starts at 11:30 but several bills will be heard and we are not sure in what order they will be discussed.  Please take time to at least stop by the capitol and “drop a card” in support of this breastfeeding legislation.  This can be done by signing in electronically on a tablet near the meeting room.  If you would like to testify in support of these bills you can also sign up to do that.  More information about this process can be found here

The hearing will be in E2.016

maps can be found here for the Capitol Extension.

If you are not able to make it to the capitol but you would still like to show your support please contact members on the Business and Industry Committee and ask them to support this legislation.

Please contact TXBC Legislative Chair, Krisdee Donmoyer if you have any questions. txbfleg@gmail.com

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Join CTBC for Strategic Planning Meeting

posted on Dec 21, 2014 in Central Texas News by

Please select the date and time that works best for you.

 

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Doctor On Demand Has Added Lactation Services

posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Central Texas News, National News, News by

DOD has partnered with Upspring Baby to provide online lactation services and now moms everywhere will have access to a lactation consultant (IBCLC) from their mobile device and can get an appointment within hours of the request.

Access to care is a major barrier for too many moms in the US.  There are too many locations in the US where a mom would have to travel over an hour to find a practicing IBCLC or available appointments are more than a day away.  With this added service to Doctor on Demand, anyone in the US, no matter where you live or what time of day you need help you will be able to talk to a qualified professional in lactation care.  Services are available from 7:00am to 12:00am CST.  More than just a skype consult this service is completely HIPPA compliant and backed with security protocols to ensure that your health information is kept safe.  If you are unfamiliar with Doctor on Demand, it is an app that you can download and once your account information is set up you will have access to an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) as well as pediatricians, general practitioners, and psychologists with the touch of a button.  Access to all of these providers is also very affordable.  $40 per visit

There are definitely times when hands on support is needed but many questions and issues can be resolved with a video consult.  Much more effective than a phone consultation, a video consult allows the practitioner to see your baby, your positioning, assess any nipple damage or oral anomalies in your baby.  IBCLCs can work with you to to create a plan for going back to work, assess flange and nipple shield sizing.  The possibilities are immense.  If a hands on consultation is needed, LCs will help connect moms to their local resources.

The App is free to download and setup only takes a few minutes.

Find out more at DoctorOnDemand.com and download the app below.

 

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Connect with a pediatrician, general practitioner, psychologist, or a lactation consultant for an affordable price and in the comfort of your own home.

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November Coalition Meeting Moved to the Capitol

posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Central Texas News, Mother-Friendly Legislation, News, Texas by
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We will not be meeting at Any Baby Can on the 3rd Wed in November, instead we will be attending the State Coalition meeting at the Capitol.  Please join us there.

Our regular coalition meeting would be Nov 19th but coalitions from around the state will be coming to Austin to participate in the Texas Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting on Nov 17th and 18th.  Please join us for the kick off of the next legislative session.  This meeting will take place right after the election so all legislators will be finished campaigning and considering their legislative agenda for the session.  We would like breastfeeding support to be a part of that agenda.  Join us and make your voices heard.

 

For More information visit www.TexasBreastfeedingCoalition.org

If you can not make it to the meeting but would still like to participate in visiting with legislators Please let TXBC know HERE

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Please Support our Sponsors for National Breastfeeding Month Events

posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Central Texas News, Current Efforts, News by

A lot of love and hard work goes into making breastfeeding work for families in Central Texas.  Please support these local businesses that have  gone above and beyond to show their support for breastfeeding families.

2014 Sponsors

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Thanks for your support

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