Capitol Hill Nurse-In

Last Thursday, we headed down to the Capitol with four other moms and their babies for a Nurse-In that protects the rights of breastfeeding mothers in all 50 states.  Here’s a few pics from our big day downtown.  And boy, did we get exercise.  First, we couldn’t find the Nurse-In, then we had to go through security with strollers, diaper bags, you name it.  And our biggest feat was climbing two cases of historic steps–moms helping moms lift their strollers up these steps.  When we finally arrived to the “protest,” all moms eyed the free juice and nutrition bars from all the work of getting baby and self to a D.C. event.  This upcoming Thursday we’re planning to take the babies to the Natural History Museum, so cross your fingers that they’re wheel chair accessible and baby friendly.    Oh, here’s a bit of info about the Nurse-In:

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) will
host a Capitol Hill “nursein” on Thursday, May 10, 2007 to
reintroduce her  Breastfeeding Promotion Act, a bill that would
protect the rights of breastfeeding mothers who return to the
workplace after childbirth, and the health and well-being of their
children.
The Breastfeeding Promotion Act:
–amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect breastfeeding by new
mothers
–provides tax incentives for businesses that establish private,
lactation areas in the workplace
–provides for a performance standard for breast pumps
–allows breastfeeding equipment to be tax deductible for families
Currently, 38 states and Puerto Rico have laws on their
books protecting the rights of women to breastfeed. The Breastfeeding
Promotion Act would move beyond the patchwork of state laws and
establish a national protection for breastfeeding mothers.

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May 16, 2007. Uncategorized.

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