Do Public Nurse-ins Raise Awareness About Breastfeeding Rights?

by , 01/02/12
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Personally, I think we should create laws offering free breastfeeding support, early-on, in hospitals and birthing centers and any nursing consultations should include basic information about a mother’s right to breastfeed in public, plus offer tips about how to successfully breastfeed in public. Sure many hospitals provide some breastfeeding help, but how much. Seriously, where I gave birth there was one breastfeeding counselor and she worked part-time only. I also think that employees should be trained on breastfeeding rights, since mothers are everywhere. I like the idea of nurse-ins as a measure of support and I also like that they call-out lame businesses who put down mothers, but I don’t feel they’re a good example of what the average mother deals with on a daily basis. I think we can do a lot more. To support breastfeeding try the following:

Do you think nurse-ins create positive awareness about breastfeeding in public or not? Let us know in the comments.

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