The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 800,000 lives1 could be saved if every child were breastfed within one hour of birth in addition to exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life and continued breastfeeding till two years of age. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), breastmilk is considered the optimal source of nutrition for infant’s health, growth and immunity.2 Moreover, the American Academy of Pediatrics states that breastfeeding protects against allergies, gastrointestinal diseases, ear infections, respiratory illness, asthma, eczema, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).3 Other benefits include a fifteen to thirty percent reduction of adolescent and adult obesity in breastfed infants.3 …show more content…
This means in twenty-one states breastfeeding mothers are not exempt from indecency laws. Similarly, only seventeen states either exempt mothers from jury duty or allow it to be postponed. Second, laws that give the mom the right to take breaks to express milk should also be enforced in all states. By using nationally recognized breastfeeding laws applied to every state, it would eliminate interstate discrepancies and support breastfeeding. In addition, all fifty states should implement laws which promote and provide supplies and assistance to breastfeeding in hospitals. For instance, all hospitals should have knowledgeable and trained staff to assist mothers in breastfeeding. Although, many hospitals provide mothers with formula samples, hospitals should have breastfeeding friendly policies which regulate the promotion of infant formula. Because many mothers may not have a breast pumps, hospitals should have an inventory of breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies available for new mothers to use. In addition, more hospitals should implement policies which restrict the promotion and advertisement of infant formula and provide prenatal women with breastfeeding classes. Offering free breastfeeding education classes to prenatal women is another policy that should be …show more content…
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The mission of the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force is to improve the health of New Mexico families by creating supportive environments in which breastfeeding is the cultural norm. We strive to bridge the gap in breastfeeding disparities and are committed to making sure all families have the support they need to reach their breastfeeding goals. The Breastfeeding Taskforce is currently working on pilot project; we are distributing Breastfeeding Tool-Kits to the medical providers (OBGY, MD, Pediatricians and nurses), the tool-kids contain educational material that supports the importance of breastfeeding. The purpose of this project is to increase the breastfeeding rate in Dona Ana County and to establish breastfeeding as a norm.
In The Guide “Best Practice Guide from Implementation of Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Space by Jeff Spitz, Sharon Marshall-Taylor, Natalie Felida an entire page was dedicated to describe the problem that led to the need of The Breastfeeding and Policy Intern: “The Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone (BFEZ) is a community-based initiative that addresses the unique structural and cultural barriers which impact breastfeeding rates in Bedford Stuyvesant and Brownsville. The goal of the Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone is to develop a sustainable, replicable, community-based model in North/Central Brooklyn where breastfeeding is the norm and is seen as the default choice for families”. It does so by promoting and empowering community
Organizations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to the World Health Organization (WHO), a health committee formed until the scope of the United Nations, recommend that mothers nurse their infants, as breast milk has been shown to fight off infections, defend against allergies and even ward off a number of diseases and infections. In fact, the AAP believes that mothers should exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of the child 's life, and recommends continuing breastfeeding until the baby reaches 12 months in
Despite a good recovery from the great recession, many people are still having trouble meeting the basic needs of providing for their families. Nursing mothers who would prefer to care for their child are now finding themselves in a difficult position. Nevada Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel understands these concerns and has taken upon herself
A mother’s right to feed, bond and nurture her baby by breastfeeding is considered the best start of life. According to American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement (2012), exclusive breastfeeding should be the only nutrients the baby needs for the first six months of their life, then continued breastfeeding for up to one year or longer with other foods
Breastfeeding in Public Breastfeeding has been around forever now, but it’s now not being accepted to be done in public. Women will hear comments like,” could you please cover up,” or ,“ do you really have to do that infront of me?” Women should not have to be judged for something that is natural and healthy. Now, women are starting to fight back towards these comments and won’t stand for what people have to say about them feeding their child. Women should not have to suffer through the harassment of people saying how it’s inappropriate because it is healthy, natural, and legal.
Headline: A Woman Complains After a Breastfeeding Mother “Squirts Her Boob” at the Woman. Summary: According to one complaint, a breastfeeding mother at a public park “squirted her boob” at a woman who told her to breastfeed somewhere else. Introduction:
Across the United States laws exist to protect women for breastfeeding in public. Despite those laws, women feel uncomfortable to feed in public because of the reaction women receive. More than thirty five percent of women in the United States have been kicked out of public places such as restaurants, church, stores, and baseball game for breastfeeding their child in public (Sunny,4). In one particular example, Patricia Varner a twenty four year old mother from McDonough, Georgia was nursing her nine week old daughter under a blanket while having dinner with her family and was asked to leave the restaurant by the manager. “The staff told me I had to go because other customers were complaining; the manager just insisted I leave his restaurant” (Varner).
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Many people are always judging and criticizing women because they don’t like when someone breastfeeds in public. A mom in Beverly Hills says she was escorted to a bathroom at an anthropologie store when she was breastfeeding her six-week-old-baby. Outraged, she took to social media and less than a day later more than 100 women staged a “nurse-in” at the store to protest (Kelly Mom). Let’s hear about the women in Beaverton, Oregon. Beaverton, Oregon, was the site of another recent “nurse-in” after a breastfeeding mom was to cover up in a restaurant.
I believe there should be no question to whether or not nursing in public should be allowed as that is the mother’s right and it provides the child what they need to survive. Nursing provides many benefits to a baby’s health at birth, and in the long-run. Womenshealth.gov explains that colostrum is the first milk that is made just after birth. This milk is known as “liquid gold” as it provides antibiotics and nutrients to prevent the baby from
Analysis of the table Among the markets analyzed in the table, the most promising one to penetrate is United Kingdom for several reasons: • As highlighted in the table, about five out of six people find breastfeeding in public acceptable if done discreetly. The discretion can be well achieved through the utilization of the Willowy cover-ups. • Due to the similarity between the American and English culture. Since the product is first thought of for US mothers, it could also be appreciated by English mothers. • UK has a good position in the birth rate (12 births/1000 population).
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The Importance of Breastfeeding Breastfeeding is a highly discussed issue among mothers in Taiwan. Although mothers can choose between breastfeeding and formula feeding to their infants, it is hard to make decisions due to their strengths and weaknesses. However, breastfeeding is promoted and considered to be an optimum choice. Breast milk is inimitably suited to the nutritional needs for infants and is a substance with unparalleled anti-inflammatory and immunological properties that protect against a series of diseases and illnesses for both mothers and newborns (Lawrence, RA., & Lawrence, RM., 2010).