Friday, July 9, 2010

Support Nursing in Public

Trish of Two Blues and a Pink has a great idea!
"Now for my protest, and I do so hope others will join me, create a blog post with a picture of you nursing (or if you never nursed – just state you support it – if you do support it that is) and add this link: 
Breastfeeding State Laws
and the laws that apply to where you live, bolding any that deal with the issue of nursing in public.
Thank you!"

In my lovely state of Connecticut the law states, as I have posted previously:

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 31-40w (2001) requires employers to provide a reasonable amount of time each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for her infant child and to provide accommodations where an employee can express her milk in private. (HF 5656)
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46a-64 (1997) prohibits places of public accommodation, resort or amusement from restricting or limiting the right of a mother to breastfeed her child. (1997 Conn. Acts, P.A. 210)
Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 53-34b provides that no person may restrict or limit the right of a mother to breastfeed her child.

Make your blog post and add your link to the Linky-ma-jig right below. Make sure you link to your post supporting nursing in public, not just your blog itself.

Many people suggest to nurse in a restroom. Do they not know about the fecal matter being sprayed all over every surface in the restroom.

Many people suggest to put a blanket over the baby's head. Do they not know about CO2 poisoning?

Many people suggest pumping expressed breastmilk. Do they not know that not all (actually a lot less than you would think) cannot pump more than a few milliliters at a time?

One radio host even went as far as saying women should nurse while driving to avoid nursing in a public place.

This is how I nurse when not in the comfort of my own home:

Now in all seriousness, what is so indecent and distasteful about this?

1 comment:

  1. Nicole, you have an adorable little family! :)



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