Saturday, October 02, 2004

Breast is not best for every situation
The Sunday Times - Ireland
October 03, 2004
Comment: Brenda Power:
"Joining a seemingly tireless campaign to convince women that breast milk is an even better thing than sliced bread, the Department of Health and Children wrote to 476 restaurants asking them to support a new breastfeeding initiative. By the time the launch of the scheme was announced to coincide with the start of National Breastfeeding Week last Thursday, less than a quarter of those restaurants had replied positively. Now the hospitality industry was not being asked to facilitate live lunchtime sex shows on the premises of restaurants and cafes — it was simply being asked to adopt a policy of welcoming and assisting women who wanted to nurse their babies while they dined out. Just 105 of the premises approached are now backing the scheme...."