Advocacy Issues

 

The Breastfeeding Promotion Act

 

The Breastfeeding Promotion Act includes two provisions that would protect and expand working mother's right to breastfeed by:

 

  • Amending civil rights lasw to protect breastfeeding mothes from being fired or discriminated against in the workplace.
  • Extending the existing federal provision to ensure that an additional 13.5 million executive, administrative, and professional employees including teachers have break time and a private place to pump in the workplace.

Learn more at www.usbreastfeeding.org.  Look under the Legistation and Policy tab. 

 

Contact your US legistator here:

www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

 

Divorce and Breastfeeding Issues Resource:

http://www.pabreastfeeding.org/news/protecting-breastfeeding-while-in-a-divorce-or-custody-dispute/

 

Breastfeeding Saves Dollars and Makes Sense

 

Contact your US congressional representative and inform them that breastfeeding is good for families, employers and the economy.  Tell them that congressional action is urgently needed to remove barriers to breastfeeding success.  We need improved workplace accomodations, imporved maternity care practices, and improved consumer protections regarding infant formula labeling and marketing claims. 

 

Information and resources are available here:

www.usbreastfeeding.org/LegislationPolicy/BreastfeedingAdvocacyHQ/BreastfeedingSavesDollarsandMakesSense/tabid/339/Default.aspx