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Calling All Breastfeeding Moms!

Date: 26-07-2013

World Breastfeeding Week (Aug 1 - 7) is coming! To celebrate, we are taking part in "The BIG Latch On" on Oahu (Friday, August 2) and in Hilo (Saturday, August 3). Arrive by 9:30am to register. At 10:30am, the clock starts and the nursing begins! 


All breastfeeding mothers are invited to participate. If you're not currently breastfeeding, just come to show your support! 

Oahu: Halsey Terrace Community Center, 620 Pool Street Honolulu, HI 96818 (Friday, August 2 at 9:30am)

Hilo: Mo'oheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720 (Saturday, August 3 at 9:30am)

How do I learn more?

Visit to find out more details or to find another location near you.

Or call Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies toll-free: (888) 951-6661

Have You Given Birth Recently? Help Improve Options for Pregnant Women!

Date: 19-07-2013

Are you a mother who is at least 18 years old? Have you had a child in the last 6 months? Was it your first baby in Hawaii?

If you answered "YES" to the above questions, you can help University of Hawaii researchers.

The study involves a 45 min to 1 hour interview for new moms about how they decided where to deliver their babies and what information they used and/or would have liked to have in making their decisions. Participants will receive $30 for their time and the interviews can take place in a location of their convenience (babies, of course, are welcome).  The goal is to improve the information available to pregnant women in Hawaii about this decision to align with their preferences and needs.



Got an opinion? Please share it!

Date: 09-07-2013

HMHB is currently collecting responses to two unique surveys conducted for the Hawaii State Department of Health. These needs assessments will help determine our community needs and how to best address them. 

Pertussis Prevention Now Starts in Pregnancy

Date: 04-06-2013

Researchers have found that when a source was identified, in up to 80% of infant pertussis cases, babies caught the disease from a family member, primarily a parent.

Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial disease that can be fatal for infants. 92% of deaths from pertussis occur in infants under 4 months of age and 63% of babies younger than 12 months of age who get pertussis end up in the hospital.

Smile! You’re Having a Baby

Date: 03-06-2013

If you’re pregnant, you’re likely to be thinking a lot more about your growing belly than your teeth. But did you know that due to varying hormone levels, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) affects 50 to 70 percent of pregnant women?

It’s tough to break through the “noise”

Date: 03-05-2013

It’s tough to break through the “noise” and get people to pay attention. But with something really important that matters, like breastfeeding, it’s time to see people start having a real conversation about it. To take a good look at and realize, hey, this is what your body was meant to do; there’s nothing shameful or indecent about it.

So this month of May, in honor of Mothers Day, we are launching a Public Service Campaign to honor and normalize breastfeeding, in addition to commercials about healthy nutrition, crib safety, postpartum depression, and avoiding alcohol during pregnancy.

What’s really exciting is that we have not one, but two, nursing mothers on camera. How often, other than the progressive Luvs commercial, do you get to see something like that on TV? This is great stuff! Our greatest hope is that other people will think so as well – and if they don’t, well, start to come to terms with themselves on what breastfeeding is really all about: Healthy. Normal. Perfect. Nutrition.

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