Thursday, January 20, 2011
Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
The Surgeon General just released a new document (104 pages long!) that promotes breastfeeding and calls for our country to support nursing women through mother-to-mother support groups, improved hospital practices (Baby Friendly Initiative) and increased access to IBCLCs. The document actually shows the risks of not breastfeeding which is a breath of fresh air for those who work with nursing women. Also, isn't this document timely as the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade is almost upon us? What is one way you can work for life? By breastfeeding your own children and supporting other women who breastfeed. Email the Catholic Nursing Mothers League today for an application to become a leader! For online support, join CNMLchat@yahoogroups.com.