I read an article today regarding a lactation/pumping room that has been established at the SuperBowl–yes, you read that correctly–Football and Breastfeeding together forever, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/02/breastfeeding-super-bowl_n_1250902.html. This article was a great way to start the day. Lately it seems that women have had to fight and stand up for their rights to breastfeed in public and the workplace, often facing disparaging and ignorant remarks as a result.
Public health recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and many other health oriented organizations around the world call for exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months and continued breastfeeding for at LEAST a year (2 years according to WHO and UNICEF). We ask moms to breastfeed for their children’s health and for their health–but we don’t provide to tools or support to do it.
So it was nice to see local organizations in Indiana pulling together to support breastfeeding moms at this HUGE sporting event–LOVE IT! What a step in the right direction.