Do you know your rights as a breastfeeding mother in Minnesota? The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition wants to be sure that you do, and that breastfeeding mothers around the state get all the support they need to reduce the barriers to breastfeeding.
To help with that, the coalition is offering a webinar: Legal Protections for Nursing Mothers in Minnesota
The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition explains:
The U.S. Surgeon General joins organizations such as the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee, in addressing the importance of breastfeeding. According to the World Health Organization, exclusive breastfeeding should occur for the first six months of life, followed by continued breastfeeding with appropriate complementary foods for up to two years or beyond. The American Academy of Pediatrics has a similar recommendation, stating that babies should be exclusively breastfed for about the first six months of life, and they should continue to breastfeed for a year and for as long as is mutually desired by the mother and baby.
One of the places where nursing mothers will need the greatest support is also a place that stands as one of the greatest obstacles to breastfeeding – the workplace. This webinar will address the legal protections under both Minnesota and federal law that protect nursing mothers in the workplace. In addition, the webinar will highlight the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, infants, employers and our health care system overall.
When: Tuesday, September 20, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (CT)
Dr. Rachel L. Lynch, M.D., Pediatrician, Division of Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Mayo Clinic
Corey Davis, J.D., M.S.P.H., Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and Public Health Law Network
Juliana Milhofer, J.D., Pro Bono Attorney, Public Health Law Center
Moderator: Mary Uran, Program Coordinator, Public Health Law Network
Here’s the steps if you want to take part in the webinar:
To watch and listen to the presentation, you must follow two steps:
(1) Watch: Watch the PowerPoint slides and video by clicking here and entering the password “health.” Fill out your information.
(2) Listen: Then you have two choices to listen to the webinar:
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You can submit substantive questions for the Question and Answer period through the Q&A box on your screen. Please type your question and send it to the moderator.
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