Weekly Wednesday Wire: January 2, 2013

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USBC Updates

Free Gift Deadline Extended! 

The Friends of the USBC are amazing! We are so close...just under $2,000 away from reaching our year-end donation goal! Right now, we are working with a lobbyist to develop our 2013 Strategic Advocacy Plan, but if we don't meet this goal, we won't have the unrestricted funds needed to fully execute that plan. We need YOU as a Friend of USBC! Plus, we've extended the deadline: for every donation of $25 or more made through this Sunday night, January 6, you'll receive this limited edition "Breastfeeding Support in Action" sticker sheet.


Each sticker sheet measures 8½" x 11" and includes four stickers (Community, Health Care, Employment, and Family) each depicting three "Breastfeeding Support in Action" scenes. The stickers are the perfect size for decorating laptops, tablets, notebooks, folders, etc. By displaying your stickers, you'll be adding to the Landscape of Breastfeeding Support: showing your friends, family, and colleagues what breastfeeding support looks like. Donate now: www.usbreastfeeding.org/donate

Member News

Women's Health Year in Review, from CDC

In 2012, CDC made numerous contributions to better understand, address, improve, and promote the health, safety, and quality of life of women, at all stages of life. "Women's Health 2012: A Year in Review" highlights the Action Guides published to complement The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, outlining what doctors, nurses, and health care leaders can do to make it possible for mothers to breastfeed their babies.

Free Webinar Access, from ILCA

The International Lactation Consultant Association is now offering free access to their live webinar series through the end of June 2013. During that time, you will pay only if you will be receiving continuing education credit. Presentations will be scheduled in English, Spanish, and French and are available for both ILCA members and non-members. 

News Clippings

Washington Post: "Kids' health issues: Obesity falls among U.S. preschoolers for first time in a decade"

Motherlove Blog: "The Top Ten Breastfeeding Stories of 2012"

Best for Babes Blog: "A Celebration of 2012's Celebrity Breastfeeding Stories"

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