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Moses Lake Resolution Encourages Community Support for Breastfeeding

In August 2006, the Moses Lake City Council adopted a resolution encouraging the community to support a breastfeeding mother’s right to breastfeed her baby anywhere.  The resolution states:

Recognizing that mothers have a right to breastfeed wherever they go with their baby even if that is out in public, the City supports a mother’s right to breastfeed on public or private property where the mother and child are otherwise authorized to be, and encourages our citizens to recognize the benefits of breastfeeding and allow a mother to breastfeed anywhere any other person is allowed to be.

The Moses Lake Breastfeeding Coalition drafted the resolution and presented it to the Moses Lake City Council. The coalition is bringing awareness to the resolution through outreach to local businesses and to WIC and Head Start to reach breastfeeding mothers. The Coalition will also offer assistance to businesses that want to become more breastfeeding friendly.

Evaluation:  The Coalition will track the assistance requests from businesses in response to the flier. 

Partners: Moses Lake Breastfeeding Coalition and Moses Lake City Council

Target Audience

Breastfeeding mothers, community members, businesses and other community organizations

Region

Moses Lake