Thursday, June 03, 2004

No Mother's Milk Here: Hospitals Cut Breast-Feeding Support
Austin Chronicle

"For health care choices at local hospitals, the pool of options for moms and babies keeps getting smaller. The company line for axing programs such as midwifery or lactation support services typically centers on budgetary constraints; but in truth, women's advocates say, these low-tech services cost little money to operate and can even save health care dollars in the long run because of their preventive benefits. The problem is, they don't make money, so out they go.... "