To that end, I was apalled when I read that the Judge in the FLDS case is refusing to rule on whether or not mothers may stay with their breastfeeding babies.
From a blog set up to help these women:
Judge Walther acknowledged that she recognizes that breastfeeding has
nutritional and bonding benefits and stated: "But every day in this country, we
have mothers who go back to work after six weeks of maternity leave."
I went back to work when Charlotte was 12 weeks old and I still breastfeed her. It is possible because I am only away from her for about 8 hours a day. I can pump at work and nurse her at home. Our breastfeeding relationship is not harmed in any way by my being at work. Judge Walther needs to realize that just becaues women do something, it doesn't mean that it is the best thing. She needs a reality check into the nutritional needs of infants, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
If I can find a way to contact Judge Walther, I will let you know. Her decision adds a whole new dimension to the word abuse!