From the CDC we have a link that updates the growth charts that doctors should be using as a reference for infant growth! This is excellent news for breastfeeders as this new chart and the recommendation that goes along which recognizes, “…the healthy breastfed infant is intended to be the standard against which all other infants are compared.”

All in all a wonderful change for breastfeeding initiatives in the US.

Another announcement we have is that on October 2 at St Lukes there is 2010 breastfeeding challenge at 11 am in the Schwartz ABC and room 163.

This is the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge 2010.

The challenge is for the most children breastfeeding simultaneously in a set geographic area-province, territory, state or country. We encourage all to attend and show support for breastfeeding.