Sunday, July 17, 2005

A little of this, a little of that

The Austin-American Statesman ran an article last week, Austin Midwives Face Tough Obstacles. Basically, several years ago the two Austin hospitals with nurse-midwifery practices ended the CNM's hospital privileges. This in a city which is known for being "crunchy". Here's my previous post on the subject, with some great links that still work.

WDSU-TV in New Orleans reports that a woman was told by the manager of a Starbucks in Metaire that she could not breastfeed in the restaurant. This despite a Louisiana law which deems it discriminatory for "a person to be denied the 'full and equal enjoyment of the goods and services in a public place on the grounds that the individual is a mother breast-feeding her baby.'" Starbucks continues to have problems with situations such as this, despite several well-publicised cases.

7/18/05 Edited to add this link:

There will be a Nurse Out at Grapevine Mills Mall on August 7th in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. This is not a protest, just a public awareness event. Check out ProMom for events in your area.

Greasy Joan of Keel the Pot has some good thoughts on "lactivism" and modesty.

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