Any lactivists out there? 😉
I’ve just seen this on the Early Years Home education support list, and am reproducing with the permission of the poster.
MP David Kidney is asking that ppl write Public Health Minister, Caroline Flint. He is hoping to introduce legislation in early January which will make it an offence to prevent or stop a woman from feeding a child in a public place. His bill also calls for the Department of Health to do more to promote breastfeeding.
Flint’s response to Kidney’s attempt to enlist her support for the bill was that “evidence of obstruction for mums wanting to breastfeed in public places is “anecdotal.” He is hoping a torrent of letters to Caroline Flint will help give her the “evidence” she needs.
If you feel like joining in, then take action and write Caroline Flint MP at:
Minister for Public Health
Department of Health
Richmond House, 79
Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS
Debate is in early January – so this is an urgent call for action!
Feel free to write to your own MPs as well – I suspect the more support the better. Plus I feel that writing to our MPs is something that we should do regularly – how else are they to know that we are out here with opinions? It’s not like they ask, is it?