Community support directly impacts a woman’s breastfeeding experience. As an employer, it’s important to communicate with and understand breastfeeding mothers’ needs. In addition to strong communication, below are some tips that will help you create a warm and welcoming breastfeeding-friendly environment.
World Breastfeeding Week
Guest blog post by: Kim Hall, Mother & Founder of Opal + Ivy Photography Photo credit: Kim Hall, Opal + Ivy Photography In late July, I had an urge to do something meaningful for World Breastfeeding Week; which took place last week, August 1st-7th. Immediately, I had a vision to gather a group of powerful, …
CEO and Co-Founder of Imalac, Inc, Noreen Gordon Sablotsky weighs in on Facebook’s decision to unpublish, and ultimately censor, the brand’s business page due to a photo of a woman breastfeeding her baby. Although breastfeeding in public has been upheld in the legislature across all 50 states, the issue that an image of a nursing mother resulted in the shut down of our Facebook account is indicative of the work still necessary to normalize breastfeeding. These rights should be universal across all online communities as they are in real life. It is incredibly important that we continue encouraging and supporting social dialogue (and imagery) surrounding the most beautiful and natural process a mother and child can experience together.