Little Rock Air Force Base opens lactation room

The 189th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base (LRAFB) has opened a new lactation room in collaboration with ADH’s Office of Health Equity, Healthy Active Arkansas, the Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition and the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists. Arkansas law protects a woman’s right to breastfeed a child in a public place and […]

Breastfeeding and COVID-19

There is one frequently asked question regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and the virus that causes this disease upon which all experts agree. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM), and UNICEF all say the […]

Tiny Tusks Breastfeeding and Infant Support Tent

The University of Arkansas started a new tradition with their recent game-opener against Portland State. The UA’s Eleanor Mann School of Nursing introduced a new space for breastfeeding mothers who attend home football games on the U of A campus. The Tiny Tusks Breastfeeding and Infant Support Tent will be available several hours before each home […]

Breastfeeding Support for Nursing Mothers

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For mothers who are nursing, breastfeeding quickly becomes a normal part of the daily routine. No matter how frantic the day may be, many mothers understand that breastfeeding is critical to the wellbeing of their child. To babies, breastmilk is just a delicious delicacy. However, breastmilk is much more than that. It contains an abundant […]

HAA Recognizes Clinton National Airport for New Breastfeeding Area

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Healthy Active Arkansas (HAA) is thrilled to recognize the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport for their newly created “Mother’s Room” for mothers who need to breastfeed their children or pump while visiting the airport. This is the second breastfeeding space at the Clinton National Airport. The first was a room for nursing airport employees. […]

HAA, RiverFest partner to support breastfeeding moms

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Healthy Active Arkansas (HAA) and the organizers of RiverFest have partnered to offer a breastfeeding nook for breastfeeding moms as part of 2018 RiverFest. The nook will be a comfortable, private space for mothers who need to breastfeed their children or pump while visiting the event. This is the first time a designated breastfeeding space […]

First Nursing Nook Opens at Philander Smith College

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Healthy Active Arkansas partnered with Philander Smith College, the Arkansas Department of Health and Sisters United to open the college’s first Nursing Nook last week! The Nursing Nook is the first free-standing room solely dedicated to nursing among Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the state. It is located within the college’s Health and Wellness […]

What is Baby Friendly Arkansas?

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Thanks to a generous grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas, Baptist Health and Healthy Active Arkansas will bring together representatives from every delivery hospital in Arkansas for the first ever Baby Friendly Arkansas Summit on May 3 and 4, 2018, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. The summit will […]