Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Breast-Feeding At Work; ADHS Promotes And Practices Policy
: "Arizona Capitol Times
By Sandi J. miller and David R. Miller
"Diana Ogden encourages businesses to allow breast-feeding in the workplace. Ms. Ogden knows what can happen when mothers are discouraged. "I had a client who said her boss would not let her pump breast milk anywhere in the business," she says. "She'd have to go out to her car, in 110-degree weather. What a horrible thing." As a site supervisor and nutritionist with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Ms. Ogden is determined to erase the stigma associated with breast-feeding in the workplace. She's not alone. The Arizona Department of Health Services has initiated a breast-feeding program to address issues and increase the practice though education, awareness and policy change. The program promotes breast-feeding as the superior method of feeding infants and young children in order to build their immunity to disease and help form strong, straight teeth...."

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