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Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding Stigmas

Breastfeeding Stigmas

Barriers to Breastfeeding in the United States
Even though a variety of evidence indicates that breastfeeding reduces many different health risks for mothers and children, numerous barriers to breastfeeding remain—and action is needed to overcome these barriers.
Source: The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. US Surgeon General.

News & Opinion

Breastfeeding in Public: Combating the Stigma while Keeping your Dignity,, by Melissa Maypole

How One Mother Fights the Stigma Against Breastfeeding with Her Photography, Time, By Alexandra Sifferlin, July 23, 2018

Online tumult over breastfeeding photo challenges stigmas, highlights hurdles, The Canadian Press · Posted: Apr 02, 2018 8:30 AM MT | Last Updated: April 2

The fear of the breastfeeding stigma may be more powerful than any actual opposition, NBC News, Bethany Mandel, You're more likely to get a nosy stranger lecturing you about bottle-feeding than trying to make you cover up. Mar.03.2018 / 4:31 AM EST