Ask your Senators to Co-Sponsor World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month Resolution

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) are leading a Senate resolution, S.Res 605, marking the first week of August as “World Breastfeeding Week” and the month of August as “National Breastfeeding Month.”

In addition to honoring World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, the resolution calls for “support[ing] policies and funding to ensure that all mothers who choose to breastfeed can access a full range of appropriate support from child care and health care institutions, health care insurers, employers, researchers, and government entities.”

Please contact your Senators today to ask them to co-sponsor Senate Resolution 605!

 

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