The news reports say that Stacey Anvarinia, sentenced yesterday, was arrested back in February of this year for breastfeeding her baby while drunk. But Anvarinia’s blood alcohol level wasn’t tested, breastfeeding with alcohol in one’s system is not necessarily a negative for the baby and, oh yeah, it’s also not a crime.
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. It’s time to look at the ways in which feminism and breastfeeding are related and how health care reform can address this public health imperative.
This Mother’s Day, instead of lining up on one side of the breast- vs. bottle-feeding debate or another, let’s question why society isn’t providing mothers with more options to make the decisions mamas believe are best for them and their babies.
Indeed, breast is best, Senate Finance Committee to vote on Sebelius nomination; White House unveils domestic HIV/AIDS plan; new NIH guidelines address creation of stem cell lines.
How beneficial is breastfeeding?; Vatican rejects Caroline Kennedy as ambassador; abortion legislation in Kansas after Sebelius; comparing the struggles for marriage equality and reproductive rights.
Tragic news of children sickened by poisoned milk in China raises questions not only about its product safety system but about why infants in China are fed formula at all.