The Breast Blog: Don't Cry Over Spilled (breast) Milk
Breast feeding, the original and natural way to feed a baby, is in the news.
Working moms are keen to be able to feed their babes or pump milk in the workplace. Apparently the opposition takes the position of being "worried over spilled milk."
I didn't make that up.
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dozens of mothers and babies held a pre-Mother's Day "nurse-in" near the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to support legislation to make it easier for working women to breast-feed or pump milk for their babies on the job."
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Strangely, on the other side of the BIG pond, the opposite is happening.
"MUMS in Scotland are failing to get the breast is best message. Only 36 per cent of Scots babies between six and eight weeks are being breastfed. It is one of the lowest rates in Europe and well below the target of 50 per cent set by health chiefs. Latest figures show breastfeeding has risen by only 1.5 per cent since 1999, when statistics were first collected. Deputy health minister Rhona Brank in said yesterday the numbers were 'disappointing'."
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I think they should push the shortbread cookie and milk combo. Cookies always make an activity more fun.