Thursday, August 16, 2012

August is National Breastfeeding Month

Yes, I know, it's already the middle of the month and I'm just now finding out. The advertising for this campaign doesn't seem too great.

I only found out about it from this post by Catherine over at Cakewalk (a lovely blog to read btw!).

Here's the link to the US Breastfeeding Committee with all the information, as well as links to their facebook and twitter pages.

They have 20 "calls to action." Today's is to support paid maternity leave. I'm sure we've all heard the stats about how poorly the U.S. compares to other countries when it comes to maternity leave. I've personally known women to use up their disability leave or even vacation time just to get more time with maybe some kind of pay. Isn't that awful?? Considering we're the country that's always shouting about family values?? And if you just started a new job, well you're pretty much screwed.

Let's make some changes already! Visit the website and spread the word about National Breastfeeding Month!

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