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LLL USA Statement on the Infant Food Security Emergency

submitted by LLL USA on May 29, 2022
Statement of commitment to support families during the current formula shortage
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LLL USA Statement of Support for Inclusion

submitted by LLL USA on March 22, 2022
Statement emphasizing the LLL USA commitment to welcome and embrace all people who want to feed their children human milk, without judgment or assumptions
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LLL USA Signs on to the Build Back Better Letter in Support of Paid Family Leave

submitted by LLL USA on December 7, 2021
Earlier in the Fall, La Leche League USA (LLL USA) had signed on to this sign-on letter in support of the paid leave proposal in the Build Back Better plan when it was in the Ways & Means Committee. The letter was re-released this month in support of the Build Back Better Act as it currently moves through the Senate. The signatures demonstrate broad national support for paid family and medical leave. 
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LLL USA Signs on to Letter in Support of the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act

submitted by LLL USA on October 13, 2021
A revised joint organizational letter through USBC was sent to urge Congress to support the PUMP Act. The Break Time for Nursing Mothers law, passed in 2010, provided critical protections to ensure that employees have reasonable break time and a private place to pump during the workday. However, nearly one in four women of childbearing age are excluded from coverage and have no clear right to break time and space. 
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LLL USA Signs on to Letter Supporting FY2022 Funding for CDC Breastfeeding Programs

submitted by LLL USA on June 30, 2021
The US Breastfeeding Committee gathered signatures on an organizational sign-on letter to Congress supporting increased federal funding in the CDC Hospitals Promoting Breastfeeding program for fiscal year 2022. This program provides critical support to advance breastfeeding continuity of care and increase access to lactation-friendly environments in states, hospitals, and communities. 
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LLL USA Signs on to Letter in Support of the FAMILY Act

submitted by LLL USA on May 24, 2021
The National Partnership for Women & Families maintains a sign-on letter for national, state, and local organizations who support the FAMILY Act, which would create a national paid family and medical leave insurance program. The program would provide working Americans with up to twelve weeks of paid time off to address their own serious health issue, including pregnancy or childbirth; to deal with the serious health issue of a family member; to care for a new child; for certain military caregiving and leave purposes. 
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LLL USA Statement in Support of Pumping Families

submitted by LLL USA on October 4, 2019
LLL USA would like to voice support for all breastfeeding families, including those who express and pump human milk for their children.
LLL USA recognizes that breastfeeding looks different for every family.  Read More

Secure attachment comes from consistent and loving care for children from birth onwards

submitted by LLL USA on July 4, 2019
LLL USA continues to support our June 15, 2018 statement, which is:
Policies that separate children, including nurslings, from their families are inhumane and not in keeping with La Leche League Philosophy.
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LLL USA Signs on to USBC Letter in Response to US Opposition to World Health Organization (WHA) Resolution

submitted by LLL USA on July 19, 2018
La Leche League USA (LLL USA) joins the US Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) and others to “call upon our government to ensure that policy decisions and actions are based on current scientific evidence, free from industry influence, and carried out in accordance to global trade agreements and international law.”
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LLL USA Response to Recent US Opposition to Breastfeeding Support Resolution

submitted by LLL USA on July 8, 2018
La Leche League USA (LLL USA) response to the U.S. opposition to the breastfeeding resolution at 2018 World Health Assembly 
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Joint Statement on use of the term Chestfeeding

submitted by LLL USA on July 8, 2018
Joint statement from La Leche League Canada and La Leche League USA
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