Another reason to ride the bus

The Madison and Dane County public health and WIC programs have got some great breastfeeding promotion posters on the Madison Metro buses. If you aren’t going to be on the bus soon, you can see them here:

When breastfeeding is accepted…

Marin County Breastfeeding Coalition launched a public awareness campaign featuring life-size cutouts of breastfeeding mothers holding cards that say, “When breastfeeding is accepted, it won’t be noticed.” This is the long-term goal that we need for our culture: breastfeeding is so normal, so accepted that no one even thinks twice about a breastfeeding baby. When…

LLLI’s take on the new AAP vitamin D recommendations

This is from the La Leche League International press release last week: (October 16, 2008) Schaumburg, IL – La Leche League International encourages all mothers to recognize the importance of vitamin D to the health of their children. Recent research shows that due to current lifestyles, breastfeeding mothers may not have enough vitamin D in…

“PETA Urges Ben & Jerry’s To Use Human Milk”

I guess we should be grateful to PETA for publicizing how healthy mama’s milk is (?). Check out this news story: WATERBURY, Vt. — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, cofounders of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc., urging them to replace cow’s milk they use…