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We’re so excited to unveil our upgraded website! We couldn’t have done it without the generosity of our donors and members. For their ongoing support of our vision and mission, we are truly appreciative.
This website not only offers a new look and feel, but an improved user experience. It’s easier to connect with a Breastfeeding USA Counselor (BC) and get the personal help that families want and need.
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Breastfeeding USA Celebrates 5 years

Five years ago the 40 founders of Breastfeeding USA watched their dream unfold, and although separated by thousands of miles, they celebrated in all corners of the United States and announced a brand new mother-to-mother support organization. On December 10, 2010 our Facebook page went live, with well wishes and sharing of future plans. Two days later the website launched and the organization began accepting memberships from volunteers, and on December 14, from the public. 175 people joined as founding members.

In the years since, we’ve grown to almost 600 member supporters. We hope to gain more community supporters during our December membership drive. If you haven’t joined us yet, please consider what the founders wrote on Facebook five years ago, and be a part of our success. We need your financial support to be the organization that breastfeeding families want and deserve.

Probiotics and the Breastfed Infant

Probiotics are sometimes referred to as “beneficial bacteria.” Bacteria, you say? Yes. There are 10 times more cells from microorganisms, like bacteria and fungi, in and on our bodies than there are human cells (Arthur & Stein, 2013). However, microorganisms make up only about 1 to 3 percent of the body's mass due to their small size, in comparison to human cells (NIH, 2013). The world of microorganisms that exists within the human body is called the microbiome. Microbes exist in nearly every part of the human body, from the gut and digestive tract, to the nose and mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, and even on the skin. Some of these microorganisms serve an essential purpose, helping us to maintain a healthy system by helping to digest food and absorb nutrients that would otherwise be unavailable, and synthesizing vitamin B and vitamin K. Other organisms (such as yeast) are present in and on our bodies normally, and an overgrowth of these organisms can cause unpleasant symptoms and illness. Read More

 
Celebrating 5 years. Breastfeeding USA. Oh, look how this baby's grown! Over 50000 mother/baby pairs served. 197 accredited breastfeeding counselors. 585 enrolled members. 38 states represented by breastfeeding counselors, and growing. 8,000 Twitter followers. 145,000 Facebook page likes. 67 web articles. Here's to the next 50 years!