Legal Protections for Nursing Mothers in Minnesota Webinar PRESENTED by the Public Health Law Center

Upcoming Webinar

 Legal Protections for Nursing Mothers in Minnesota

PRESENTED by the Public Health Law Center
When:   Tuesday, September 20, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (CT)
Presenters:
Dr. Rachel L. Lynch, M.D., Pediatrician, Division of Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Mayo Clinic
Corey Davis, J.D., M.S.P.H., Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and Public Health Law Network
Juliana Milhofer, J.D., Pro Bono Attorney, Public Health Law Center  
Moderator: Mary Uran, Program Coordinator, Public Health Law Network 
 
On January 20, 2011, the U.S. Surgeon General put out a “Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding”.  This “Call to Action” outlines the steps that families, communities, employers and health care professionals can take to remove some of the barriers faced by women who want to breastfeed their babies.
 
The U.S. Surgeon General joins organizations such as the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee, in addressing the importance of breastfeeding. According to the World Health Organization, exclusive breastfeeding should occur for the first six months of life, followed by continued breastfeeding with appropriate complementary foods for up to two years or beyond.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has a similar recommendation, stating that  babies should be exclusively breastfed for about the first six months of life, and they should continue to breastfeed for a year and for as long as is mutually desired by the mother and baby. 

One of the places where nursing mothers will need the greatest support is also a place that stands as one of the greatest obstacles to breastfeeding – the workplace.  This webinar will address the legal protections under both Minnesota and federal law that protect nursing mothers in the workplace.  In addition, the webinar will highlight the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, infants, employers and our health care system overall.

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