The national Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) recently submitted a petition about milk in the National School Lunch Program. No, the group wasn’t taking on sugary milks, such as those flavored with chocolate or strawberry (a favorite target of... more
The headlines are alarming: “NYC Hospitals’ Baby Formula Plan Rankles Mommy Bloggers.” “Bloomberg’s Breast-Feeding Nudge—or Shove.” And (perhaps my favorite title ever), “Mayor Bloomberg, ‘keep your hands out of our bras!’” The charges are astonishing: Locking up formula is akin... more
July, 2012, Massachusetts became the second state to ensure that families in its hospitals and birthing centers would not be inundated with formula marketing bags. But Massachusetts is not alone in its efforts to restrict formula marketing. November, 2011, Laura... more
On May 16, Forest Park, Georgia passed a citywide “public indecency” ordinance that bans public breastfeeding of children over the age of 2. The purpose, city manager John Parker told local news station WSBTV, is “to control nudity throughout the... more
Despite recent and well-publicized efforts advocating the accommodation of breastfeeding in the workplace, the United States (U.S.) lags far behind just about every other industrialized nation in its overall support for working parents. Although family values are often cited by... more
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