Advocacy Issues

August is National Breastfeeding Month!





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  Look under the Legistation and Policy tab. 


Contact your US legistator here:


Divorce and Breastfeeding Issues Resource:     Albany-based attorney, provides links to free webinars and other free resources


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:


















In 1994 a mother visiting a mall in Latham NY, took a break from shopping to nurse her baby.  A security guard told her to stop breastfeeding or leave.  Mothers rallied their support and organized a nurse-in. This is their story.  

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Delmar, NY 12054



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