Thursday, November 15, 2012


I am truly overwhelmed by the attention this has gotten in the past few days.  I hope that the tremendous outpouring of support urges AISD to resolve this situation quickly.

There are a lot of ways you can show your support, whether or not you are in our district:

Thanks for your support!


  1. I am amazed that this is an issue ANYWHERE in 2012. I nursed my babies discreetly in public 30 years ago and was never asked to leave any public place or go into a "private" room to breastfeed. I nursed in church, in restaurants, while shopping, and yes, in my older children's school.

    You are absolutely right that a screaming, hungry infant is much more distracting and inappropriate than a nursing mother! I don't understand what people are worried about - it's possible to breastfeed an infant without attracting any attention - it can even be done so that no one would notice or guess that's what you're doing!

    Nursing mothers are not interested in flaunting their bare breasts - they only want to take care of their babies! It's too bad we have to have a law to protect such a right - but we DO have that law and Austin ISD should follow it!

  2. Thank you! With all the efforts being made by huge public health organizations to increase breastfeeding rates and all of the research that supports its significance, it is crazy that nursing in public is stigmatized and that stigma remains a barrier to breastfeeding.