Group launches breastfeeding awareness campaign

By Monica Whitsel, Associate Producer, The Morning Show, mwhitsel@wjxt.com
Associated Press
Published On: Jul 21 2014 06:12:07 AM EDT
ATHENS, Ga. -

One group in Athens is trying to make it easier for breastfeeding mothers to know which restaurants are accommodating for them. 

The Athens Banner-Herald reports, the Community Breastfeeding Coalition launched a program that would help women know which restaurants are okay with women feeding their babies in public.  Breastfeeding mothers can find whether a breastfeeding-friendly by checking the CDC website.  Restaurants who are part of the program can display a sticker in a window to show it's breastfeeding-friendly. 

Restaurants must pay for the listing.

Many women have turned to the internet to express concerns for feeding their children in public.  Ann Sears of the Northeast Public Health District says women are expressing online which restaurants are good for breastfeeding moms to go to.  

Sears says officials want to help women to not feel so much anxiety about breastfeeding in public. 

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