“While the awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding is — thankfully — high these days, the awareness of how hard and possibly untenable it can be for some women is starkly lagging in our community.”
“Imagine my delight to instead read an article encouraging the city of Asheville and its residents to support nursing moms in feeding their babies when and wherever they need!”
Local elected officials say they want Asheville and Buncombe County to be considered a breastfeeding-friendly community to boost lifelong health for residents, but does that intention line up with today’s reality for nursing moms?
August is National Breast-feeding Month, and Asheville abounds with breast-feeding services for new and expectant mothers. Kimberly Rush, an Asheville lactation consultant, mentions some of the many resources: “We have La Leche League, breast-feeding support groups and many other ways to support and provide information.” Cheryl Orengo, director and educator at Start from Seed, notes that Mission […]
By 10:30 a.m., 13 Asheville moms gathered in Carrier Park on Saturday, Aug. 2, to naturally feed their children as a part of global breastfeeding event The Big Latch On, sponsored locally by the WNC Babywearers, who work to build a friendly community in our area through safe baby-carrying, parental education and social meetups. The global event […]
About 25 protesters, including several breast-feeding mothers and chanting supporters, held a Feb. 22 nurse-in outside the Denny’s restaurant off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Breast is best: About 25 protesters stood outside the Denny’s restaurant off Patton Avenue in support of Crystal Everitt, a nursing mother who was asked by the manager to cover […]
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About 25 protesters, including several breastfeeding mothers, staged a protest Sunday outside the Denny’s restaurant in West Asheville.
Breast-feeding moms and activists plan to converge on the Denny’s restaurant off Patton Avenue on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. for a nurse-in.