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Would anyone be interested in a nurse-in at WVEC on June 6th in conjunction with the nurse-in planned for the same day in NY at the ABC studio where The View is taped?

Here is the text of the original press release on the yahoo group:


Lactating Women Staging A "Nurse-In" As A Response To Comments Made on ABC's
The View.

A Nurse-In is set to take place at 11 AM on Monday, 06 June 2005 outside of
ABC's studios at 67th Street and Columbus Avenue in New York City, where
taping of the daytime talk show The View takes place.

Lactating mothers and their supporters from the Greater New York
Metropolitan Area, including Long Island, Westchester County, New Jersey and
Pennsylvania will all be converging on ABC's studio to protest comments made
by cast members of The View. The breastfeeding mothers are protesting the
general anti-breastfeeding attitude of the co-hosts of The View and comments
made concerning their opinions that breastfeeding and nursing in public is
"gross and disgusting" in nature. The mothers are also upset about the
celebratory nature of an announcement made concerning the first bottle of
formula given to the infant daughter of Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the youngest
and newest cast member who also gave birth recently.

The lactivists will be promoting breastfeeding and emphasizing its positive
benefits for both mother and child, including lower rates of breast cancer,
reduced incidences of childhood obesity and asthma, as well as stronger
immune systems in breastfed infants and toddlers.

The World Health Organization recommends formula only as a fourth option for
feeding infants, behind breast milk, expressed breast milk and donor breast
milk (from humans, not animals). Even formula companies include disclaimers
in their advertising that breast milk is the best source of nutrition for
infants. As well, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that
"pediatricians and parents should be aware that exclusive breastfeeding is
sufficient to support optimal growth and development for approximately the
first 6 months of life and provides continuing protection against diarrhea
and respiratory tract infection. 30,34,128,178-184 Breastfeeding should be
continued for at least the first year of life and beyond for as long as
mutually desired by mother and child.185

The Nurse In has been coordinated completely by volunteers.

For more information about this event or topic or to schedule interviews
with participants, please contact Ashley Clark by email at ...

Clarification: The Nurse-In will indeed be at the corner of 67th and
Columbus, in front of ABC Headquarters. Although The View is taped a few
blocks away, we've decided that gathering in front of ABC Headquarters will
help us make our point not only to the four co-hosts, but also to the people
who hired them, pay them and keep them on the air!

I realize that time is short - but it would be awesome if we can get something organized & publicized!

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Here is the entire article, I will be recording this if anyone want a copy, if it makes the news today.

[image= Heather Barlow and daughter Emma]

A small group of women who believe in breastfeeding in public did it in public outside WVEC-TV on Monday morning.

They were upset about last week's "The View" program, when some of the women hosts called the practice "gross and disgusting."

The "lactivists" held a "nurse in" here and there were similar events across the country, including outside ABC studios in New York.

Also Online Discussion Forum: Should women breast feed in public?

So, what do you think? Should women breast feed in public? Give your opinion in the discussion forum.
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