Last week, a Hingham mom, who also happens to be a practicing cardiologist in Brockton, was told to stop breastfeeding her 2-month old infant, by the manager of an iParty store in South Weymouth.
While corporate iParty has informed all of its stores that women have the right to breatsfeed in public, the incident highlights the fact that Massachusetts is one of the worst states in America in protecting a women's right to breastfeed.
A point not lost with us here at Bay State Parent magazine.
In fact, we highlighted this lack of support for moms in our 7th Annual Pregnancy & Baby Issue in March. Freelance Writer Jennifer Lefferts researched and wrote the report.
You can read the entire special report online at: www.baystateparent.com/news/2007/0301/Articles/031.html
Additional articles include:
* Massachusetts is one of the worst: www.baystateparent.com/news/2007/0301/Articles/032.html
* Benefits of Breastfeeding: www.baystateparent.com/news/2007/0301/Articles/034.html
* Resources: www.baystateparent.com/news/2007/0301/Articles/033.html
To read more about the iParty incident, visit http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=196602