I’m lucky enough to live in a region that is largely supportive of breastfeeding rights. I entered into this scene that was set up, fought for, petitioned and won over by many an oppressed and frustrated mother before me.
Still yes, harassment in public happens far too often, but in my city of Houston we enjoy regular breastfeeding-friendly awareness events, local support by way of writers and sponsors and vendors and women’s healthcare workers, and lots of options for La Leche League meetings and other in-person connections for new mothers.
This is NOT the case everywhere.
Some states and cities and countries need more help than others kickstarting the official protections of breastfeeding families.
PLEASE SIGN these three petitions and share on your social media. Deadline is August 1st. Every vote matters!
Breastfeeding is the biologically normal way to feed a child and it’s positive impact on the economy and health sectors of South Africa can no longer be denied.
Mothers are routinely shamed for public breastfeeding or asked to cover or move off to a public bathroom to feed their infants, and many mothers find that due to their companies non-compliance with our current Code of Good Conduct regarding Pregnancy and Breastfeeding, they are forced to cease breastfeeding well before they are comfortable or financially able to do so, and well before the World Health Organisations recommendation of 2 years.
By signing these 3 petitions we can make a positive change in South Africa by protecting and supporting a child’s most valuable right, the right to optimal nutrition, a right that is enshrined in South Africa’s constitution.
Anél Olsson from Normalise Public Breastfeeding in South Africa and Helen Ilitha, an…
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