History always repeats itself in some way. Take a look at the struggles women face just being females. During the 1950s the actress, Lucielle Ball, overcame a fopoux by appearing on her own television series in the state of pregnancy http://scholarworks.umass.edu/berksconference/Workshops/180/5. She was met with resistance and rose to the challenge with persistence and political savvy.
Now, in the 21st Century, women face the challenge of Breastfeeding their babies outside of their home. How has the American Society dehumanized this basic function of a woman’s body and replaced it with a lessor means of healthy nutrition? Why is it that a non-pregnant, non-lactating female can reveal more of her body than the aforementioned female without a controversial remark?
Isn’t is about time for all of America to show support for a Baby-Friendly world?! Retailers, grocery stores, Universities and Colleges and any other entity where women use their products and services need to pool together to support safe, respectable ways to offer our Breastfeeding Mothers a comfortable place to feed their babies. It is a basic need and one that has the very valuable function of helping babies grow into healthy human beings.
Who is driving this message of negativity about Breastfeeding? How did all of this suddenly start to become an issue instead of a natural function of life? The United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Maternal Child Health Bureau as well as the Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. have joined forces with the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Initiatie (BFHI) to help support Breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of a baby’s life. It is part of a global strategy for optimal health and wellness of infants and young children.
At the present time, the US has a score of 7 out of a possible 50 points on the US National Report Card which is produced by the Healthy Children Project. Fulfill your Academic Realm on this subject by going onto the following websites: www.surgeongeneral.gov; www.cdc.gov; www.unicef.org and www.babyfriendlyusa.org. These sites will provide you with the information on why it is so important to supply human breast milk only for our babies.