An ailing Missouri lawmaker’s bill that would prevent nursing mothers from being penalized for breast-feeding in public or being required to serve on juries gained final legislative approval Monday.
A waitress at a local pizzeria was let go by employers after she called the police on a woman she saw drinking alcohol while breastfeeding a newborn child.
In the study released on Wednesday more than 3 in 4 mothers, almost 77 percent, try to breastfeed their newborns from 2000 to 2010.
Missouri and Kansas hospitals join in a national effort to improve breastfeeding rates.
Kraft Foods is attempting to clean up the mess made by the accidental release of a controversial Oreo advertisement that features a breastfeeding baby. The ad shows a baby breastfeeding from an uncensored breast and holding an Oreo cookie in its hand.
The university says the research is important because young infants are most prone to flu but cannot get a vaccine until they’re six months old.