Media & News Events

September 2012: USLCA: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month is Opportunity to Promote Breastfeeding

September 26, 2011: Associated Press: Do hospitals' freebies undermine breastfeeding?

CDC: Breastfeeding Report Card 2011

August 25, 2011: USBC Press Release: Breastfeeding is the first line of defense for safe infant feeding during emergencies

August 1, 2011: Joint Commission: Joint Commission Campaign Helps Support and Prepare Mothers to Successfully Breastfeed

February 8, 2011: Deseret News: Utah Clinic open for local breast milk donations

February 8, 2011: Salt Lake Tribune: Mothers may donate their extra milk at U. Clinic

January 20, 2011: USBC Press Release: Surgeon General's Call to Action

January 20, 2011: CNNHealth: Surgeon General Help Make Breastfeeding Easier for Moms

December 20, 2010: White House Press Release to Support Nursing Mothers

December 20, 2010: White House Blog: New Efforts to Support Working Mothers

December 20, 2010: White House Council on Women and Girls: Obama Administration Actions to Support Breastfeeding

September 13, 2010: USA Today: CDC Report: Breast-feeding rates are up at birth

August 2, 2010: New York Times: Breast Milk Sugars Give Infants a Protective Coat

August 2, 2010: Salt Lake Tribune: Breast-feeding is welcome, encouraged at SLC Cafe

April 5, 2010: Study: Lack of breastfeeding costs lives, billions of dollars

April 4, 2010: Salt Lake Tribune, Associated Press: More breast feeding may save lives

April 1, 2010: USBC Applauds Workplace Breastfeeding Provision in Health Care Reform

February 10, 2010: Deseret Morning News: Utah Legislature: Measure would make life easier for moms at work

January 13, 2010: ILCA encourages breastfeeding support in Haiti

January 13, 2010: Implementing The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding: USBC publishes guidance for hospitals

January 12, 2010: Longer nursing may aid kids' mental health

2009: mPINC Utah 2009

November 2009: World Health Organization: New HIV recommendations to improve health, reduce infections, and save lives

November 2009: American Dietetic Association Position Paper: Supporting and Promoting Breastfeeding

July 30, 2009: KUTV News: Breastfeeding Cafe

May 13, 2009: USBC Press Release: Breastfeeding Linked to Better Health for Mothers Too

May 1, 2009: USBC Press Release: Breastfeeding Recommended to Protect Infants During Swine Flu Outbreak

Call To Action on Breastfeeding

April 21, 2009: HealthDay News: Breast-Feeding a Boon to Mom's Heart

April 21, 2009: New York Times: Breast-Feeding Benefits Mothers, Study Finds

April 10, 2009: USBC Press Release: Breastfeeding and Obesity Prevention

March 23, 2009: USBC New Release: A Major Step Forward: Supporting Women, Families, and Breastfeeding

March 23, 2009: USBC News Release: Tell The Atlantic to Support Mothers and Breastfeeding

March 20, 2009: MedlinePlus: Hospital Practices Influence Which Moms Will Breastfeed

March 2, 2009: Pedatrics: Does Breastfeeding Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

February 23, 2009: USBC News Release--The Facts About Breastfeeding and Oral Health

Congratulations! The Utah Breastfeeding Coalition in conjunction with LLL of Utah and University Hospital were awarded with WABA's Silver Award for World Breastfeeding Marathon Events.

January 28, 2009: Breastfeeding may help protect babies from neglect

January 27, 2009: New Breastfeeding Campaign Turns Heads

January 7, 2009: University Hospital gets 'Baby Friendly' Recognition

January 2, 2009: Reuters: Better lungs for kids fed from breast, not bottle

December 18, 2008: University Health Care: Baby-Friendly Hospitals

December 10, 2008:University Hospital Becomes First ‘Baby Friendly’ Hospital in Utah and 73rd in U.S.

December 8, 2008: La Leche League of Utah Congratulates University of Utah Hospital on Achieving Baby Friendly Certification

November 24, 2008: USBC News Release Breastfeeding Critical for Preterm Infants

September 30, 2008: Reuters: Return to breastfeeding urged amidst China scandal

September 17, 2008: Reuters: 'Breast is Best' an unknown concept for many in China

September 16, 2008: Reuters: Breastfeeding may boost post-baby weight loss

September 5, 2008: Reuters: Nursing beats sugar water for easing baby's pain

September 2, 2008: Chicago Tribune: Hospitals send formula home with baby while encouraging mothers to breast-feed

August 31, 2008: USBC Press Release: USBC Urges breastfeeding support in the face of emergencies

July 22, 2008: Deseret News: Most babies not getting breastfed by 6 months

July 13, 2008: Deseret News: Breastfeeding helps to fight allergies, infections

June 12, 2008: Reuters: Some hospitals getting in way of breastfeeding

June 2, 2008: Reuters: Girls get more boost from breastfeeeding than boys

May 26, 2008: Reuters: FDA says nipple cream could harm infants

May 21, 2008: The Huffington Post: Let's Get Serious About Promoting Breastfeeding

May 13, 2008: Reuters: Breastfeeding halves rheumatoid arthritis risk

May 12, 2008: Reuters: Being breast-fed may lower breast cancer risk

May 5, 2008: Reuters: Breast-fed children found smarter

May 1, 2008: Salt Lake Tribune: Public Forum Letter from Patrice Isabella

April 22, 2008: Salt Lake Tribune: Texas Abuse: Nursing mothers should be allowed to stay with their little ones

April 17, 2008: Reuters: Traditional breast-feeding schedule best approach

March 5, 2008: Reuters Health: Breastfeeding may help explain weight disparities

March 4, 2008: 'Staying Safe' with Nadine Wimmer on KSL

February 24, 2008: Salt Lake Tribune: Sharing a bed with your baby?

February 20, 2008: 'Breast is best' message flawed

February, 2008: Congratulations to the Mothers' Milk Bank of New England who won $10,000 for their startup costs from

February 11, 2008: Breast milk contains stem cells

2007: mPINC Utah Report

December 14, 2007: Author Refuses Nestle Prize Cheque

December 13, 2007: Salt Lake Tribune: Event Supports Nursing Mothers

November 22, 2007: SLCity Weekly Lactose Intolerance: Utah woman struggles to start a human milk bank for new mothers in Utah

November 6, 2007: Daily News: Breastfeeding is best for a brainy baby, says study

November 5, 2007: Breastfeeding Good for the Heart's Health

November 5, 2007: Breastfeeding Isn't Such A Drag on Breasts

October 25, 2007: Acting Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Conner today announced the launch of MyPyramid for Moms, new web pages for specifically designed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.  These new web pages, which can be found at, provide individualized nutrition guidance to meet the needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women.  The MyPyramid for Moms nutritional guidance tool was developed by the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion in conjunction with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).  The website's content, developed in cooperation with the Department of Health and Human Services, provides nutrition guidance for pregnant and breastfeeding women that is consistent with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

September 27, 2007: New York Times: In Reversal, Student Is Given Extra Exam Time to Pump Breast Milk

September 12, 2007: Associated Press: Mom Seeks Breast-feeding Break for M.D. Exam

September 11, 2007: Salt Lake Tribune: Rebecca Walsh: For Leavitt, it's business before babies

August 31, 2007: Washington Post--HHS Toned Down Breast-Feeding Ads: Formula Industry Urged Softer Campaign

August 2, 2007: Associated Press: More Mothers Nurse Babies But Stop Too Soon

August 2, 2007: Reuters: US Breastfeeding Rates Rise to Record High

July 23, 2007: Salt Lake Tribune: Group Says Public Breastfeeding Should Not Be Taboo

July 22, 2007: The Washington Post (MSNBC): Effort to cut AIDS a formula for disaster

July 20 2007: TSA Modifies Policy to Allow Breastmilk

July 6, 2007: Reuters: Woman Wins Settlement in Breast-feeding Case

June 17, 2007: Deseret Morning News: What You Can Do

April 21, 2007: The Columbus Dispatch: Civil-rights ruling Mom at club had right to breast-feed

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Governor's Declaration

Each year Utah’s Governor signs a declaration stating that August is Breastfeeding Month in Utah.  Check out photos from past declaration signings.

2005 — Governor Huntsman

2004 — Governor Walker

2003 - Governor Leavitt