Savannah H.O.P.E. Photovoice Project
Photovoice is an initiative that utilizes the power of Photovoice as a platform for African American mothers in Chatham County to express and address the challenges they face. This project creates a space for sharing and discussing ideas aimed at overcoming the barriers prevalent in Chatham County.
Breastfeeding Policy Toolkit
The Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Policy Toolkit acknowledges the numerous benefits of breastfeeding/chestfeeding for both parents and babies. This comprehensive resource delves into common myths and truths surrounding breastfeeding/ chestfeeding.
Continuity of Care NACCHO Blueprint
The Blueprint, aims to increase local capacity to implement community-driven approaches to support chest/breastfeeding, centered on the needs of populations disproportionately impacted by structural barriers that lead to low rates of breastfeeding.
Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition Website
Storage and Preparation of Breast Milk
Find information on milk storage temperatures and the steps before feeding your baby refrigerated breast milk.
Coastal Health District Breastfeeding Resources
1. Community Breastfeeding Resources
Five community resources local to Savannah that provide chestfeeding/breastfeeding support.
2. Local Hospital Lactation Resources
Hospital resources local to Savannah that provide chsetfeeding/breastfeeding support.
3. Online Breastfeeding Resources
A list of resources that one can access that provide online help with breastfeeding/chestfeeding.
Breastfeeding and Early Care and Education (ECE) Resource
Learn how you can support breastfeeding in your community with tips and information on how other states and communities have implemented their support strategies.
How to Keep a Breast Pump Kit Clean
Breast milk is the best nutrition your baby can receive in the first years of life. Learn how to keep your breast pump clean in very easy steps.
Family and Medical Leave Act FAQ
The Family and Medical Law applies universally and encompasses military family leave entitlements along with comprehensive guidelines. This article outlines the regulations and provisions pertaining to eligibility, hours of service, qualifying conditions, and the scope of health coverage.
Resource Article from A Better Balance—The Family Medical Leave Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 is a labor law that supports working families by providing job-protected leave for certain family and medical reasons. It recognizes the challenges faced by families and aims to address their needs. A significant development occurred in June 2015 when the FMLA expanded its coverage to fully recognize same-sex spouses.
Breastfeeding—Making it Work Toolkit:
This New York WIC resource is intended to assist breastfeeding mothers returning to work. The toolkit for moms covers important information, including breastfeeding rights at work, tips, and action steps for the various phases of pregnancy and breastfeeding to help make going back to work easy.
CDC Webinar Resources: Pregnancy Discrimination
1. Worklife Law Exposed Discrimination Against BF Workers
This article highlights the adverse treatment and challenges faced by breastfeeding mothers in professional settings. Many mothers are forced to make the difficult decision between continuing to breastfeed and maintaining their employment due to the absence of adequate workplace lactation laws.
2. US Employment Opportunity Commission- Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues
Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination towards pregnant women. This act grants women the freedom to exercise their rights both financially and legally.