Thursday, May 15, 2003

Belfast Telegraph Woman 2 Woman: 'Breast is best' but not for us?
Breastfeeding is still a social taboo in some quarters, a new local study shows. Jane Bell reports on Breastfeeding Awareness Week

By Jane Bell

"PAULA Yates got turfed out of Harrods for doing it. The Speaker won't tolerate it in the chamber of the House of Commons. And one woman had a bucket of dirty water hurled round her for daring to do it near a shopping centre.

What is this terrible social 'crime'? Breastfeeding. This is National Breastfeeding Awareness Week - aimed at pointing out the health benefits, supporting breastfeeding mothers and encouraging social acceptance.

It will be an uphill struggle...."

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