Help Support the Breastfeeding Promotion Act

2 September 2008 at 1:11 pm Leave a comment

Forty-seven states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands already have enacted various laws protecting breastfeeding mothers, but they are not uniform and most are not comprehensive. Ask your congressperson to support the Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2007 to provide a unified national policy to keep mothers, their children and their communities healthy!

The Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2007 includes four provisions:

  • Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect breastfeeding women from being fired or discriminated against in the workplace
  • Provides tax incentives for businesses that establish private lactation areas in the workplace
  • Provides for a performance standard to ensure breast pumps are safe and effective
  • Allows breastfeeding equipment and lactation services to be tax-deductible for families

To contact your congressperson, visit the United States Breastfeeding Committee call to action.

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