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From the Editor

Dear BFREE Coalition Members,

Welcome to our April BFREE Newsletter!

This issue covers a wide breadth of topics, ranging from evidence-based breastfeeding advice to reflection pieces written by breastfeeding moms. We celebrate the success of our Native American community partner, Wuneechanunk Shinnecock Preschool, in becoming a NYS-designated Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care. Next, our very own lactation consultant and associate project coordinator share their collective wisdom about building and maintaining milk supply, a common issue for breastfeeding moms and families. Additionally, we are delighted to share 2 moms’ personal experiences with breastfeeding. Both of them encountered challenges in their journeys but managed to continue breastfeeding with the professional and community support that our coalition is working to build.

We are hugely grateful to our writers and editors for their contribution to this issue, to the BFREE Steering Committee for their leadership and guidance, and to each of you for your enthusiasm and support for breastfeeding. If you have any feedback for us or would like to contribute to future issues, please email us at

Thanks again for reading!

Henry (Hank) Bernstein, DO, MHCM, FAAP

Principal Investigator

Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities

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