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Nurse-in on Capital Hill

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) is reintroducing the Breastfeeding Promotion Act this year and is hosting a pre-Mother's Day nurse-in at the Capital Building to promote it.

If you are in or near the D.C. area (or up for a road trip), here's the information.

WHAT: "NURSE-IN" to introduce the Breastfeeding Promotion Act

WHO: Nursing mothers

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
Congressman Chris Shays (R-CT)
Others to be announced

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 10, 2007

WHERE: Cannon Terrace
New Jersey and Independence Ave., SE
Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)

The last time there was a Capital Hill nurse-in, more than 100 mothers showed up with their families. Hopes are that this one will be even bigger.

If you do attend, please contact Lorrie Chappel to let her know so that she can get a head count put together. Also, pleas contact Lorrie if you have experienced work place discrimination because you breastfeed (or breastfed) and would be willing to talk about it at the rally.

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  1. Anonymous Brenda Zizolfo | 8:10 AM |  

    Woohoo! I'm so excited! I live in Northern VA but not far from DC and I will try and get as many people as I know together for this-

  2. Anonymous Anonymous | 8:59 AM |  

    If you're no longer nursing (my 21/2 year old just weaned) can we you still show up to show support? Or is it limited to those who can participate in the "nurse-in"?

  3. Blogger Jennifer | 9:03 AM |  

    As with all nurse ins, I would imagine that everyone is welcome.

    After all, someone has to help corrall the kids that aren't nursing. ;)

  4. Blogger Cairo Mama | 9:23 AM |  

    I am going to try to make this. I am about 70 miles from DC. That's nothing after our road trip to the Lactivist Bash!

  5. Blogger Cairo Mama | 9:23 AM |  

    I am going to try to make this. I am about 70 miles from DC. That's nothing after our road trip to the Lactivist Bash!

  6. Blogger Naki | 6:37 AM |  

    Wish I could be there!

  7. Anonymous whymommy | 7:52 AM |  

    I'm going! I went to the last one with my first baby ... and now it's the new baby's turn!

    Hope to see tons of moms there!

  8. Blogger Sarahbear | 9:30 AM |  

    There are never any nurse-ins near where I live. I guess I should be thankful that there's not much need for them here. In fact, when I'm out with my daughter people seem to be encouraging me to nurse in public a lot. I've had more than a few people ask me if she's hungry or tell me stories about how another mom they know nursed on a bench in their store.

  9. Blogger Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies | 7:28 PM |  

    We were there! My 3 1/2 year old nursing toddler and I were both there! It was our "first" and what a great amazing experience!!!

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