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Nurse-in to Support Breastfeeding Police Officers
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=245764152117193#!/event.php?eid=245764152117193

Saturday, July 9th, 10:00 am - 12:00pm

Metropolitan Police Headquarters

300 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

We will be gathering to show support for the breastfeeding policeofficers of the Metropolitan Police Department and to raise awarenessof the Department's lack of accommodation for them.

A recentpolicy change has forced lactating officers out of desk jobs and backon to the streets. They are being required to wear bulletproof vestswhich can be quite painful and restrictive, and can cause clogged milkducts. The only other op...tionfor nursing mothers is to take leave without pay (At least one officerhas chosen this route rather than give up breastfeeding her infantson). For the officers who choose to stay on duty, lactation rooms theymust use are unsanitary, and some don't even have locking doors orchairs.

So please join us, whether you are breastfeeding or not,whether you are a mother or not. And please write or email the Chiefand the Mayor and tell them this is an unacceptable way to treatbreastfeeding mothers.

For more information on the situation see: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/dc-police-policy-prompts-breastfeeding-officer-to-take-leave-without-pay-062811
 

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I read about this situation on the Washington Examiner website: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/dc/2011/07/breast-feeding-dc-cop-forced-take-leave-without-pay#disqus_thread I read the comments and most of them make me so, so mad.

The benefits of breast feeding is made up science like global warming...99% of people over 50 in civilized countries were not breast fed. Africa ,Borneo,Malasia ,India,Bangladesh,Central America,Amazon yes...How's that working out??

Do you have any common sense in your brain or you just believe what you read???? You do huh? Only believe what you want to hear..This breast feeding benefit bs only started about 25 years ago .Prior to that it was modern bottle babies.Its kinda like such a myth thing as the dangers of 3rd hand smoke..you believe that too huh?

I want to laugh and cry at the same time.

The officer is trying to breast-feed her child and do her job. I admire her for that.
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