; Life is like champagne......: Breastfeeding Promotion Act

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Breastfeeding Promotion Act

I breastfeed my daughter because I felt it was what was best for her and was fortunate to be able to do so. Many of my friends feel the same way, if you can do it than why would you not breastfeed since medical research has shown it is what is best for your baby. Not to mention cheaper than buying formula! I was lucky in that I did not have to go back to work, I could be at home and breastfeed. There are many moms who either choose to go back to work or have to for finacial reasons. Many moms still want to continue with giving breast milk to their child by pumping but may not be given the opportunity to have the time or place to pump at their employer.

JOIN ME IN SUPPORTING THE BREASTFEEDING PROMOTION ACT! Sign the Statement of Support for breastfeeding moms everywhere now: "Healthcare professionals inform us that breastfeeding is the best possible way to ensure that babies thrive. In turn, we must ensure that breastfeeding mothers are able to breastfeed, and given the time and environment to pump at work or during other professional obligations." Congress and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) need to hear that breastfeeding must be supported for all moms, and that we support the Breastfeeding Promotion Act which is currently before Congress.*To sign the Statement of Support for breastfeeding moms, just go to: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/momsrising/signUp.jsp?key=2614&t=petition.dwt

SHARE YOUR STORY: Many of us mothers know personally what it's like to juggle breastfeeding babies and work. Some of us have also experienced the pain of engorgement and the risk of mastitis when feeding or pumping doesn't occur every few hours. Stories like this are common. You may even have experienced something similar yourself. Share your story on our blog at: http://www.momsrising.org/node/573

All too often women aren't able to breastfeed their babies even though the American Academy of Pediatrics tells us it's one of the most important things we can do for a child's health. Let's send a strong message together that it's time to "walk the talk" for healthy infants and mothers.

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