breastfeeding http://ripr.org en The Safer Way To Donate, Use Breast Milk http://ripr.org/post/safer-way-donate-use-breast-milk <p>You may have heard about a new study to be published in the journal of the American Association of Pediatrics about finding high levels of harmful bacteria in breast milk bought from online sources. Here's USA Today's <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/breast-milk-sold-online-may-have-harmful-bacteria-study-finds-many-sites-sell-or-donate-it/2013/10/20/3df7067a-39db-11e3-b0e7-716179a2c2c7_story.html">coverage </a>of that study.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:02:38 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23529 at http://ripr.org Breastfeeding Report Card: RI Behind the Curve http://ripr.org/post/breastfeeding-report-card-ri-behind-curve <p>No pun intended. Well, OK, maybe a little bit intended.</p><p>But seriously, folks. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published its 2012 breastfeeding report card for all 50 states. And Rhode Island seems to be making progress in some areas. But not all. We’re lagging behind on a few key measures. For example, the report shows that about 34% of Rhode Island babies were fed breast milk, exclusively, through the age of three months. The national average is 36%.</p><p>First, here’s how the CDC describes what the report aims to tell us and how states play a role:</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8316 at http://ripr.org