Thursday, June 24, 2010

Protect Breastfeeding, Promote Education

Anyone else tired of hearing stories about the violation of maternal breastfeeding rights?  It's time to take action.  Mothers have a legal right to breastfeed in public in nearly every state.  When mothers are asked to leave or cover-up a public or private location in these states, the law is being broken.  This is the same fight feminists have been fighting for years - not to be discriminated against due to our sex.  Companies need to be held accountable for better education and training of employees regarding breastfeeding laws.  Ignorance is not acceptable.  We need more than issued apologies.  We demand company policy changes that inform all of their employees of the breastfeeding rights of their clients, co-workers, and themselves.  We have worked hard to promote a boycott of Nestle products due to their unethical marketing practices and we must do the same here.  Therefore I ask you all to join me in supporting a new initiative I am sponsoring, the Breastfeeding Rights Association, whose mission will be to hold companies accountable for following breastfeeding law.  When companies, organizations, or even schools fail to uphold breastfeeding law, they will be placed on our boycott list until the company publicly institutes policy change that mandates all employees are educating on breastfeeding law.

I would be humbled to have your support in this endeavor.  If you are interested in being a founding board member, helping with web design, or donating money to help with association materials, I would love to have you.  I'd be happy if you all do is send a thumbs up or host our badge on your site.  Website is in the works, but please check back here for updates on our fight to bring breastfeeding education to the workplace.


Tara said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to help! You can contact me at :)

Jenn said... [Reply to comment]

Tara, I'll email you Sunday!

michelle said... [Reply to comment]

how can i help?

(btw, i'm the Michelle who discussed your blog post on alexis' facebook)

Cloth Mommy said... [Reply to comment]

I don't know how I could help...I have breastfed all three of my children. My youngest and still being breastfed is 4 months. I would be more than happy to put your breastfeeding badge on my wall...

Carla said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks so much for speaking out on this! It's good to know there are so many other people willing to stand up for what's right

I pledge to speak out.

Here's my blog post on breastfeeding:

The ArtsyMama said... [Reply to comment]

Jenn can you send me the HTML script for this badge so I can host on my page. Artsymama (dot) Riley (at) gmail (dot) com

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