Bills supporting nursing, pregnant mothers pass

On Dec. 29, 2022, the following federal bills were signed into law, expanding federal protections for both pregnant and breastfeeding workers.  • PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act: PUMP stands for…

Missed nursing care linked to higher odds of adverse outcomes for very low birthweight infants

Sometimes hospital staff nurses cannot provide required care due to time constraints. This reality can contribute to potentially dire outcomes for very low birthweight (VLBW) infants, who weigh less than…

Federal and New York State Laws Expand Rights of Pregnant and Nursing Employees in the Workplace

Two new federal laws contained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 were enacted on December 29, 2022: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for…

Karen Garcia Rodriguez mourned by Arizona nursing community

Karen Garcia Rodriguez was 32 years old and 32 weeks pregnant. PHOENIX — A Valley family and the nursing community are mourning the loss of a woman who dedicated her…

Women who are pregnant or nursing should receive a COVID booster vaccination

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers evaluated the impact of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) booster vaccination in nursing and pregnant women. ​​​​​​​Study:…

Our Favorite Nursing Bras – Baby Chick

It’s inevitable. During pregnancy and especially postpartum, your breasts will go through many changes. If you plan to nurse, you will still want to have a nursing bra tailored to your…

Nigerian Tertiary Institution Sets Up Taskforce To Arrest Pregnant Students, Nursing Mothers, Threatens Them With Suspension

The Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Trans-Ekeulu, Enugu State, has warned female students with pregnancies and those with babies to stay away from lecture rooms. The college also…

Benefits of a Nursing Pillow: What You Should Know

As an expecting mother, you’ve likely been told once or twice that you need to have a nursing pillow on your baby registry. But . . . why? Well, unlike…