Interview with Robert Monteverde: Pittsburgh’s Male IBCLC

This post is part of a series featuring men who support breastfeeding in Allegheny County. Bob, our first interviewee, is an IBCLC at West Penn Hospital’s Lactation Center. He is the only male nurse lactation consultant in Pittsburgh and believes he is one of only two males in this field in the state.

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Why is the APP Endorsing Formula Bags at Hospitals?

Recently, Women’s eNews revealed that the American Academy of Pediatrics logo is featured both inside and outside formula bags hospitals are giving for free to new mothers. According to the article (and happily, I can’t verify in person because my local hospital stopped giving out formula bags over a year ago!), the bags feature . . . → Read More: Why is the APP Endorsing Formula Bags at Hospitals?

Support for ALL Working Moms

Most of us are by now aware of Federal legislation protecting nursing moms at work. But many people don’t know that this law has some technicalities that actually leave many nursing, working mothers unprotected in the bathroom if they want to pump–millions of moms who work as teachers and nurses, for instance…and technically any . . . → Read More: Support for ALL Working Moms

Nursing Moms: Still Getting Harassed

In all but 3 U.S. states, women are protected by a law allowing us to feed our babies anyplace we are legally allowed to be. And yet, nursing mothers are harassed Every. Single. Day. for trying to feed their hungry babies. And these are just the cases that make the news! For every mother . . . → Read More: Nursing Moms: Still Getting Harassed

Take Action for National Breastfeeding Month

You’ve probably heard by now that August is National Breastfeeding Month. It also coincides with the US Congressional recess, which means nobody is in session arguing about or supporting bills, laws, legislation. The United States Breastfeeding Council is using this month as an opportunity to educate and empower moms and folks who care about . . . → Read More: Take Action for National Breastfeeding Month

Team We’ve Got Your Back, Babe!

A National Fitness Challenge to Urge America to Back Breastfeeding and Sweat for the Love of Moms and Babies!

Every year, millions of Americans donate billions to find cures for diseases via walkathons, 5ks, or similar events. Meanwhile, breastfeeding — one of the single most important preventative measures against infections, viruses and life-threatening . . . → Read More: Team We’ve Got Your Back, Babe!

Nursing On the News!

A local news station began working on a story about health insurance plans covering breast pumps for nursing mothers. Recently, there’s been some national discussion about the Affordable Care Act and its provisions for lactation supplies–the bill doesn’t specify what type of pump the insurance plans should provide.

I had no idea this was an issue; . . . → Read More: Nursing On the News!