Wednesday, June 23, 2004

When breastfeeding conflicts with morés in the mall
"Vanessa Vicknair moved to Lansing from Seattle five years ago. She thought both cities were progressive - until recently. On June 12, she went shopping with her sister-in law Kelly Vicknair and friend Jessica Chapman-King at the Lansing Mall. The three mothers were tired, and their children hungry. They spotted a comfortable couch in the mall's designated family area. When Vanessa began breastfeeding her 8-week old daughter, a security guard approached and told her she should use the nursing room at the end of the hall, or otherwise stop breastfeeding. "CHe told me I was on private property and breaking indecent exposure laws," Vicknair said...."
More coverage on breast milk/warts
Breast milk compound kills warts: "
Associated Press
Published Wednesday, June 23, 2004
"A compound in breast milk has been found to destroy many skin warts, raising hopes it might also prove effective against cervical cancer and other lethal diseases caused by the same virus. Skin warts are caused by the human papilloma virus, which is extremely widespread. Swedish researchers found that when the breast-milk compound - since named HAMLET - is applied to the skin, it kills virally infected cells in warts resistant to conventional treatments...."