CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: NURUL HUSNA MOHD SHUKRI!

Jul 26, 2021

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Nurul Husna Mohd Shukri, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Universiti Putra Malaysia. She is also a breastfeeding peer counselor and advocate who was nominated for her research and contributions to global breastfeeding and maternal child health. “To be honest, when I just started beco

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: LAURA CAUSEY, TERA GIVENS, & RACHEL GALDINO!

Jul 19, 2021

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This week, we would like to recognize Laura Causey, Tera Givens, and Rachel Galdino for their enthusiasm in motivating and educating mothers about breastfeeding! Laura, Tera, and Rachel are nurses at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center (SMRMC) where they have emerged winners of their unit

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: MAETAL HAAS-KOGAN!

Jul 12, 2021

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Congratulations to our CHEER CHAMPion of the Week, Maetal Haas-Kogan, BA, former CHEER Research Assistant! During her time at CHEER, Maetal was involved in most of our initiatives in Mississippi, Greece, and Boston. She provided support to hospitals pursuing Baby-Friendly designation through site vi

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: BHAVANA ANNAPRAGADA, RANA SABREEN, & MARINA MENCHINI!

Apr 12, 2021

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In celebration of National Student Employee Week, CHEER and CHEERing would like to recognize our student workers for their excellent work and the amazing support they provide to our organizat

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: UPLIFTING MAMAS COMMUNITY DOULA PROGRAM!

Apr 5, 2021

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Uplifting Mamas Community Doula program was created to increase the number of persons of color doing birth and breastfeeding work in the Mississippi Delta. It is a collaborative effort between Early Dawn Birthing Servi

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: OLIVIA KRAL PERRY!

Mar 29, 2021

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Olivia Kral Perry, CLC, is a Mississippi WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and mom of two. She was nominated by her team member at MS WIC who described her as having “true passion for the incomparable value of breastmilk, and a compassionate heart towards serving mommas and meeting their needs, whe

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: GLOCAL ROOTS (WE ARE ONE CENTRE SAMOS)!

Mar 22, 2021

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Glocal Roots is an international organization that helps people with refugee backgrounds to, once again, become autonomous, independent, and self-reliant members of society. They were nominated for their wonder

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: JEROME (JERRY) KLEIN, MD!

Mar 15, 2021

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In celebration of his life and in honor of his legacy, this week’s CHEER CHAMPion is Dr. Jerome Klein, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and former Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Klein was an internationally renowned lead

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: ALAURA RHEA!

Mar 8, 2021

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This week’s CHAMPion is Ms. Alaura Rhea, a mother of two and employee of Franklin Corporation in East Mississippi. Alaura was nominated by her WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, for her determination to overcome breastfeeding difficulties and to manage pumping while at work. “When I had my fir

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: JACKSON MEDGAR WILEY EVERS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Feb 24, 2021

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CHEER is pleased to recognize the Jackson-Evers International Airport for their continuous commitment to providing safe lactation spaces for their employees and breastfeeding moms in transit. Despite many state laws protecting the right to breastfeed in public, i

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