Stories tagged: breastfeeding
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 7:34 p.m.
Idaho House unanimously backs protections for breastfeeding moms
Legislation to protect breast-feeding mothers by exempting breast-feeding from Idaho’s indecent exposure and obscenity laws has passed the Idaho House unanimously – a big turnaround from 15 years ago, when …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Lawmaker: Time for Idaho to recognize breastfeeding is not indecent
Idaho is the only state with no legal protection for breastfeeding mothers, said Rep. Paul Amador, R-Coeur d’Alene. So he’s proposing legislation to exempt nursing moms from the state’s indecent …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 7:34 p.m.
N. Idaho woman imprisoned for breastfeeding while on meth
A northern Idaho woman will spend up to a year in prison for exposing her child to methamphetamine while breastfeeding.
Sat., July 18, 2015
Breast-feeding dispute leads to ‘nurse-in’ at Spokane pool
A local mother staged a “nurse-in” for breast-feeding mothers at the Liberty pool Friday after she said an employee at the same pool asked her and her friends to go …
Tue., Sept. 9, 2014
Alisa Hideg: Breastfeeding is good for mother and child
During medical school, several women in my class had children. When they returned to work, they continued to breastfeed their babies, which meant that they were often pumping breast milk …
Sat., July 13, 2013
Breastfeeding boosted by Affordable Care Act
Amber Williams has joined the ranks of working moms. Williams, whose daughter, Isabelle, is 4 months old, recently returned to her job as manager of a Spokane bank, where she …
Mon., Aug. 23, 2010
Group creates comfortable place for all mothers
In some circles, parenting can get as polarized as politics. Moms sometimes fall into camps: Breastfeeding vs. bottle. Cloth diapers vs. disposables. Crib vs. co-sleeping. Parents who vaccinate vs. those …
Thu., April 23, 2009
Law protects mothers’ right to nurse in public
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a law Wednesday that declares that the civil right of a mother to breast-feed her child in public places is protected by Washington’s antidiscrimination …
Wed., April 22, 2009, 1:03 p.m.
New Washington law: Breastfeeding is a civil right
Breastfeeding in public places will soon be considered a civil right in Washington, where lawmakers and Gov. Chris Gregoire just added breastfeeding to the things protected by the state’s anti-discrimination …
Mon., Aug. 4, 2008
Comforting new mothers
A few days after she brought her newborn home from the hospital, Courtney Clark fell into a state of panic. Her son, Ezekiel, refused to eat. Six hours after his …