Community Update

World Pulse Toolkits Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits are all available here.

We are especially excited to share our signature Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment Curriculum. Start learning today!

What's Best for Baby

It's crazy. I live in the U.S. It's the year 2007. It is perfectly acceptable for me to be having my first child at the age of 38. But the more I read, the more I realize that it will not always be acceptable for me to breastfeed comfortably in public. In Vermont, a woman was recently forced off an airplane before it took off for breastfeeding her 22-month old daughter. Ah, the irony that we are fighting for freedom. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15720829/)

"Despite all the rhetoric about being family-friendly, we have structured a society that is decidedly unfriendly... What's missing now is a movement. What's missing now is an organization. That's why MomsRising is so important." -- Senator Barack Obama, 9/28/06

This morning Cynthia Casas, our Director of Global Partnerships, forwarded me an email from MomsRising.org. MomsRising.org has created a petition in support of the Breastfeeding Promotion Act. Of course I signed it, but I am still in disbelief that we have to convince our Congressmen that breastfeeding is best for baby.

Luckily though, World Pulse is committed to creating a family friendly atmosphere for its employees. I am our first pregnant team member, so I'll be breaking new ground. Right now my plan is to bring my baby to work as often as possible. We'll see how it goes. Wish me luck!

If you are interested in learning more about the Breastfeeding Promotion Act and how you can support it, please visit MomsRising at http://tinyurl.com/yupgj6.

Comments

Corine Milano's picture

I've signed the petition, as

I've signed the petition, as well, Jennifer!

Maria Jett's picture

I signed too!

And it's up for consideration for this week's e-magazine take action. Thanks for posting, Jennifer!

Maria Jett, Online Community Director

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Letters to a Better World

Letters to a Better World

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

womenspace's picture

CAMBODIA: Ordinary Women Can Make a Difference

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative