Do Public Nurse-ins Raise Awareness About Breastfeeding Rights?

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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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One Response to “Do Public Nurse-ins Raise Awareness About Breastfeeding Rights?”

  1. Lulu says:

    As a former midwife, i would like to point out that sitting on the floor of any heavily trafficked public place is not the cleanest solution to the very natural and health inducing practice of breast feeding. In fact a changing room ,with a sign on the door saying that room can be used as a Breast Feeding Station. Add a comfy chair, hand wipes and something to pipe in soft music,and you will have made a contribution to the health of our planet’s children. I think Target can afford this.

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