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Breastfeeding USA Directors Condemn the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol Building

The mission of Breastfeeding USA is to provide evidence-based breastfeeding information and support, and to promote breastfeeding as the biological and cultural norm. The legislation debated and passed by the US. Congress on the floors of the U.S. Capitol building has a direct impact on the ability of Breastfeeding USA to accomplish its mission.

The insurrection of January 6, during which a violent mob of supporters of President Donald Trump breached police barricades, broke down doors and windows of the Capitol building, and illegally entered during a joint session of Congress, was an assault on lawmakers and a desecration of the place where laws are made. We condemn this action as a direct threat to democracy and the legislative process, a process that has been and will continue to be used to protect and promote American families’ access to breastfeeding support. Because our work involves advocating for equity and anti-racism in all segments of our population, we condemn white supremacy and the ongoing efforts to overturn a duly certified election and incite violence. Breastfeeding USA continues to commit ourselves to the ongoing work of promoting better access to lactation care and reducing health disparities for all.

Board of Directors of Breastfeeding USA
Aimee Teslaw, President

Why We Volunteer!

Breastfeeding USA volunteers share their breastfeeding and volunteer stories. They give their time and talents so that families around the US can have the support they need to meet their personal feeding goals.

Laws Protecting Breastfeeding Employees

Returning to work following the birth of a child can be an emotional transition, which is particularly hard on a person who is also navigating breastfeeding and expressing milk while separated from the baby. Laws are in place to support breastfeeding persons in the workplace, and knowing your rights is an important step in discussing pumping breaks with employers or supervisors.

Questions About Milk Production: When will my milk come in?

Do any of the following statements sound familiar?

“You need to rest, so you should supplement with formula.”
"Your baby has jaundice, so you should supplement with formula.”
“Your milk hasn’t come in yet, so you need to feed formula.”