“License” to breastfeed and the law

International breastfeeding symbol

It’s Day 3 of World Breastfeeding Week and I’m continuing my celebration. :)

I feel very fortunate in that I’ve never had anyone approach me with a negative comment or look while I’ve breast-fed my children in public. Unfortunately, many other mothers have not been as lucky. And because there are disapproving strangers out there, it’s important to know that there are laws that protect breastfeeding mothers’ rights. Babytalk came up with a “license to breastfeed” card that a nursing mother can carry with her to flash to anyone who tries to dissuade her from feeding her child. It’s sad that in this day and age there has to be such a card, but it’s good to know your rights and to be prepared to share them with others.

The symbol at the top of this post is the International Breastfeeding Symbol. For more information about the purpose of the symbol and how it can be used, visit Mothering’s breastfeeding symbol activism kit.

Here are your last reminders…

  • Today is the last day to enter my latest t-shirt giveaway from my new store, Cute As A Bug. You have until 11:59 p.m. The winner will be selected and announced tomorrow, Aug. 4.
  • If you haven’t yet done so, please send me your nursing pictures for inclusion in my WBW breastfeeding photo collage by Aug. 4. Thank you!

FYI – A picture update of the kiddos is coming soon, as well as some pics from the Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala I went to see yesterday as it was being created. There’s so much going on this summer and not nearly enough time to blog about it all. ;)