Katja Pigur, MCC Director of Breastfeeding and Arnetta Stewart, MCC Program Manager of the Northeast MOMobile, recently sat down with Philly.com for a Q&A on breastfeeding and the breastfeeding situation in Philadelphia.
We hope you had as much fun as we did at the My Family, Me & MCC Children's Brunch! Our Board, the My Family, Me & MCC Children's Committee and our staff are so grateful to all that came out in support of MCC.
On May 4th, 2016, MCC's Executive Director, JoAnne Fischer, testified at Philadelphia City Council in support of Universal Pre-K.
Philadelphia has long been known as the city of brotherly love. Now, thanks to the collaborative efforts of hospitals, community organizations and law
The Annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) convention will be held in Philadelphia beginning July 11.
“Early parent engagement is the true cornerstone of a child’s growth and development. This approach reaps rewards for years to come,” noted JoAnne Fischer, MCC’s Executive Director.
During May, we want you to learn more about pre-eclampsia, the signs and how to manage the condition through the story of Sherry.
With our help, many employers have created breastfeeding friendly work environments. We are pleased to announce that Rep Mary Jo Daley (148th District) is our newest certified Breastfeeding Friendly Employer. We recently interviewed State Rep. Daley about her decision to join this important initiative.
For 35 years, MCC has dedicated itself to improving maternal and child health and wellbeing through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers and communities. We focus our efforts on neighborhoods with high rates of poverty, infant mortality, health disparities, and changing immigration patterns. We submit the following call to action to Governor-elect Tom Wolf
Research shows that mothers who receive infant formula samples have a shorter exclusive breastfeeding duration and are less likely to breastfeed exclusively. With the city-wide removal of discharge bags with free formula samples, the hospitals make a joint statement that marketing practices that undermine successful breastfeeding and negatively affect the health of vulnerable women and children have no place in healthcare settings.