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Synchronized Breastfeeding at the State Capitol

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Hundreds of women are expected to show up at the Bell Tower on Capitol Square Saturday morning at 10:30 and breastfeed their baby.

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Angela N (0)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 9:50 am
thanks for sharing

Phyllis P (237)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 10:27 am
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Hundreds of women are expected to show up at the Bell Tower on Capitol Square Saturday morning at 10:30 and breastfeed their baby. It's to promote healthy babies and send the message that breast milk is better than formula.

Project director for Richmond's Healthy Start Initiative, Rose Stith Singleton would know she's been working to lower Richmond's high infant mortality rate for years. She's also spearheading the synchronized breastfeeding event along with Bon Secours, HCA, and VCU.

"The research is very clear that breastfeeding is the best nutrition you can give your child," said Singleton.

She said children who are not breastfed have an increased risk of infant mortality, adult obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, to name a few

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 11:49 am
I've mixed emotions on this one. I think is ok if that is something you want to do or can do. However, some women do not take care of themselves, are on drugs, drink too much, or must be on harsh medications, that all goes into the breast milk. Other women may not have a good diet. Work environments are another reason some women choose not to breastfeed, is no place to pump the milk for later and to store it. So, yes, if you are healthy, take good care of yourself, produce enough milk, and are in the able position to do so, then go for it.

Craig Pittman (52)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 12:20 pm
Good caveats Dandelion. I agree that if the mother is healthy then breastfeeding is the way to go.

Kit B (276)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 12:56 pm

Yep, there should be consideration for problems that the mom has, however if she is healthy and desires to make that bond with her child then it is the best. Both for mother and child, breast feeding is obviously the most natural way to feed an infant and grow an early bond. If for any reason a mother can not breast feed then bottles should always be held and given as if the bottle were the breast. Propped bottles can be dangerous to infants.

Henriette M (154)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 1:16 pm
As Dandelion stated in her comment I agree! Thanks for posting Phyllis.

MmAway M (507)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 6:38 pm
Thank you for Posting Phyllis~

They had on the radio that Hospitals now were going to be giving out bottles for Mother's that didn't want to breastfeed...Sadly, that is how infants get their immune needs.

Buffy F (93)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:40 am
Thank you for sharing Phyllis

Constance F (418)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 8:48 pm
I think this is great. Thanks Phyllis ! If someone is having a child, it would probably be best NOT to be on drugs, drink too much or know you are in poor health initially. I know - I'm dreaming. I forgot what planet I was on. Planet stupid and selfish.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:14 am
I think they should warn people,, not something I personally want to see.

Dee C (229)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 11:13 am
I am all for women breastfeeding when it is possible for them..As stated above..not all women can breastfeed..or should..However I am not for silly stuff like Synchronized breastfeeding at the State Capitol..It is legal what is the point of doing this..

Basically breastfeeding in public IS legal in the United States..though sometimes people simply don't know it and therefore might complain about it..This means you can nurse your baby anywhere that you are allowed to be with the baby..Forty-three states (as of 2009) have additionally passed a law that explicitly states that fact..Note..These laws exist to clarify the legality of breastfeeding..If a state does not have such a clarifying law.. breastfeeding in public is still legal..

Personally..when I breastfed my children..I preferred to be a bit discreet when nursing them..

Jenny Dooley (830)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 1:03 am
Bravo to these awesome ladies and their babes in arms.

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 6:14 am
Like in any issue concerning women, it should be their choice provided, like Dandelion stated, it's based on a commonsensical approach.
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