Breastfeeding Awareness Month

The August 14th council agenda will include a proclamation proclaiming August as Breastfeeding Awareness Month - a document I was honored to author, inspired by Erica Millar and with great input and assistance by Breea Clark and Erica Bird.

The choice to breastfeed has been one of the biggest challenges of motherhood for me and I am so grateful to have been supported by my job(s), city council colleagues, and friends throughout this entire journey. If I hadn't, it would never have been possible for me to continue this long. Mothers are subjected to critique and incredible hurdles no matter what they choose, and we should be making all of these choices easier whenever we can.

Keep an eye out for additional breastfeeding and family-friendly initiatives in the coming months.