There are three initiatives on the U.S. breastfeeding scene that we want to be sure Leaders know about and that we encourage you share with the mothers you support.
- U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is sponsoring a “Welcome Back” message for Congress explaining how breastfeeding is important to our nation’sfamilies, employers, and economy. You can add your signature by going to: http://org2.democracyinaction.
This is time sensitive! On January 24, the letter will be delivered to members of Congress with the names of each member’s own constituents who have signed the letter. Individuals can add their own comments if they’d like.
- Best for Babes has created a Nursing In Public Harassment Hotline. Having records of as many incidents as possible, even if the mom chooses not to take action on her own, will be instrumental in taking steps such as encouraging companies or legislators to make changes. You can learn more about that here:http://www.bestforbabes.org/
- There’s a petition to develop a postage stamp for breastfeeding. You can learn more here: https://petitions.whitehouse.
gov/petition/develop-and- issue-stamp-or-series-stamps- depict-promote-and-normalize- breastfeeding/YhYyRcMT?utm_ source=wh.gov&utm_medium= shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl