US Gets Crash Course on Normal Breastfeeding


Normal Breastfeeding

 

It’s all about breastfeeding right now.

 

If you signed Public Citizen’s petition to stop distribution of formula samples to new moms in hospitals, you’ll want to know that PC is kicking it up a notch and moving to direct action. Be part of their Rapid Response Team to write letters, send emails, contact hospitals, challenge formula companies and generally raise awareness.

 

This Saturday, May 19th, there will be a virtual and real-time demonstration against Nestle’s aggressive marketing of infant formula. The real-time demonstration is at Nestle’ headquarters in Croydon, UK from 11:00 to 12:00 AM.

 

Monday, May 21st, Jay Gordon, MD, will be on CNN’s Anderson Cooper (the daytime show) to defend Attachment Parenting in general and his friends, Mayim Bialek and Jamie Lynne Grumet, in particular. Actress and neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik, is an avid attachment parent and the author of Beyond the Sling. Here’s her response on CNN to the Time cover.

 

On next Tuesday May 22nd there will be a Nurse-In in New York City at ABC’s The View and a virtual show of support for breastfeeding.

 

In case you haven’t seen:

 

Attachment Parenting International’s response to the Time article.

 

Dr. Bill Sears response to the Time article.

 

Fascinating Scientific American article on the average age of weaning worldwide (between 2.8 and 3.7 years old) and how “Western nations appear to be an outlier to what is otherwise a natural behavior for our species.”

 

Peggy O’Mara  (101 Posts)Peggy O’Mara founded Mothering.com in 1995 and is currently its editor-in chief. She was the editor and publisher of Mothering Magazine from 1980 to 2011. The author of Having a Baby Naturally; Natural Family Living; The Way Back Home; and A Quiet Place, Peggy has lectured and conducted workshops at Omega Institute, Esalen, La Leche League International, and Bioneers. She is the mother of four.

 

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