Illinois Breastfeeding in the News
Centegra Health System stops giving mothers commercial formula bag to promote breastfeeding.
Chicago Tribune - January 10, 2013
Mothering Magazine - August 29, 2012
Trinity Hospital Selected for Best Fed Beginnings
WGN News & Advance for Nurses - August 2012
Advocate Trinity Hospital on Chicago's southeast side is on a journey to becoming a Baby Friendly Hospital and the word is getting out! WGN picked up the story and now Advance for Nurses posted this article.
ABC Chicago - Local - July 03, 2012
Illinois General Assembly - June 28, 2012
Requires every hospital that provides birthing services to adopt an infant feeding policy that promotes breastfeeding. Requires a hospital to routinely communicate the infant feeding policy to staff in the hospital's obstetric and neonatal areas; authorizes posting of the policy on the hospital's Internet or Intranet web site or on the Internet or Intranet web site of the health system of which the hospital is a part. Requires that the policy apply to all mother-infant couplets in the hospital's obstetric and neonatal areas. Effective January 1, 2013.
CBS Chicago - Local - May 30, 2012
Policy brief prepared for the Chicago Department of Public Health, May 2011
The New York Times - Motherlode - May 15, 2012
NBC 5 Chicago - May 7, 2012
Little Company of Mary Hospital offers a new holistic approach to Cesarean birthing.
Cook County Public Health - May 2012
Describes a hospital's role in supporting moms and babies, drawing on the expertise of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, HealthConnect One, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Northwest Community Hospital (6 minutes)
Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM) - May 1, 2012
Public Citizen - Campaign Launched March 30, 2012
"We strongly urge you to immediately discontinue the distribution of commercial infant formula manufacturer discharge bags in your facility..." begins the letter sent to 2600 facilities across the country. For more information or to become involved, please click here.
Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM) - February 9, 2012
Community Media Workshop - December 15, 2011
Huff Post Chicago - December 13, 2011
The Daily Herald - November 21, 2011
Northwest Community Hospital's new breastfeeding peer counselor program
Women's Health on msnbc.com - Associated Press (Chicago) - September 26, 2011
American Academy of Pediatrics, Illinois Chapter - September 23, 2011
The Nation's Health (APHA) - September 2011
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - August 2011
WOMENSENEWS - August 26, 2011
"Healthy Mothers and Babies" - pages 22 and 23
Healthy Chicago report by the Chicago Department of Public Health - August 16, 2011
The State Journal-Register - August 15, 2011
Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM) - August 2, 2011
Illinois Department of Human Services - August 2011
The Leaky B@@b, by guest-blogger Star - June 16, 2011
Chicago Department of Public Health - Policy Prescription - May 17, 2011
The Times (Ottawa) - May 14, 2011
The Times (Ottawa) - May 14, 2011
Milk for Thought Blog - May 7, 2011
HC One Project Manager Beth Pellettieri takes a deeper look at Illinois breastfeeding data, and shares some of the barriers faced by breastfeeding women in Illinois. “We want this to be a group effort," she says. "An implementation group meets at end of month to decide what prioritize, how we can be more strategic moving forward, as well as include all the amazing things people and advocates are already doing.”
Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM) - May 5, 2011
"When it comes to feeding infants, the healthiest option is mother’s milk. But many Chicago-area hospitals don’t act like it. Should authorities crack down?" ~ WBEZ Reporter Chip Mitchell
State encourages moms to breast-feed
Media outlets throughout and beyond the state of Illinois reported on the Illinois Breastfeeding Blueprint launch in Springfield, including the Chicago Tribune, the Rockford Register Star, Fox 2 Now in St. Louis, the State Journal Register, and The Republic in Columbus, Indiana, among others. - April 28, 2011
Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM) - March 14, 2011
HC One Executive Director Rachel Abramson shares her perspective on hospital practices which support breastfeeding, and WBEZ reporter Chip Mitchell compares Illinois Hospital Report Card data from the 49 hospitals that deliver babies in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.
The New York Times - February 10, 2011