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More support needed from congress! Breastfeeding promotion act...
I don't THINK this would be considered spam since it is an act to make more place breastfeeding friendly. If it is...I'm sorry. I just thought that this would be a good place to get a little support. So I don't screw it up, I'm going to copy and paste it as it is in my local doula support group. I'm sure most representatives haven't even heard of this bill and if it doesn't get the support needed it will surely become a dead bill in no time!
Rep. Caroline Maloney is making an effort once again to move the
Breastfeeding Act of 2007 forward. Last weekend there was a meeting
of the State Breastfeeding Coalitions and they learned that the 23
cosponsors that she has obtained are not enough, and that they need
at least 200 sponsors. So please urge your Congressional
Representatives to cosponsor this bill along with the Senators to
introduce the bill in the Senate. And please use your networks to get
the word out. This bill is important for all mothers who work or who
may work in the future and would help to eliminate one important
barrier to more optimal breastfeeding in the US.
Last weekend, at the US Breastfeeding Committee's National Conference
of State/Territory Breastfeeding Coalitions, we learned that we need
much more action on US Representative Carolyn Maloney's bill in the
US House, the Breastfeeding Promotion Act, to get it moving forward.
We need your action NOW on this bill, HR 2236. The bill currently has
only 23 cosponsors,and needs about 200 cosponsors to move forward. If
you are a US citizen/legal resident, please contact your Rep now and
urge him/her to cosponsor this bill.
This bill makes breastpumps tax deductible, provides for safety
standards for them,and gives incentives to employers to help moms
pump. To read the text of the bill, and see a list of cosponsors, go
To contact your Representative about this bill, you can either go
Children's Hospital (Boston) advocacy page at:
Pass this on!
Melissa Bartick, MD
Chair, Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
Mama to Abigayle , Henry , and little Avaleigh!!
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