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follow up friday

todays the day i follow up on various news stories and blog posts i've read over the week and this edition should be good cuz i just finished cleaning out my email inbox....

first up The Breastfeeding Promotion Act introduced by Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) and Senator Jeff Merkley (OR) in the senate on June 11

heres a link to the actual text or

(sorry to make you cut and paste but links are wonky for some reason)

The Breastfeeding Promotion Act (H.R. 2819, S. 1244) includes five provisions:

    • Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect breastfeeding women from being fired or discriminated against in the workplace.
    • Provides tax incentives for businesses that establish private lactation areas in the workplace, or provide breastfeeding equipment or consultation services to their employees.
    • Provides for a performance standard to ensure breast pumps are safe and effective.
    • Allows breastfeeding equipment and consultation services to be tax deductible for families (amends Internal Revenue Code definition of "medical care").
    • Protects the privacy of breastfeeding mothers by ensuring they have break time and a private place to pump (applies to employers with 50 or more employees, see text of legislation for details)

    Heres a site that will look up your congresspeople. and heres a pre written letter to send with an auto everything if thats easier for you
    Let them know how important this is!

    #2 on my list is a new blog i found

    haven't read it in detail yet but seems to focus on protocols for clinicians.....literature reviews, studies etc oh and its british.....

    and here is a good post about the different types of midwives practicing in florida

    ok well i'm posting for now but i'll prolly (maybe) edit to add more later

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