Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Not-So-Silent Revolt: The "Push Back"

Has anyone noticed the Not So Silent Revolt in the news lately?  Standing eye to eye and nose to nose with those that tout a 71.2% cesarean rate or banning public breastfeeding are stories of women ~ world wide ~ searching for alternatives in childbirth and pushing back about their right to breastfeed.

From Czech news, comes reports in-hospital outpatient childbirth and home childbirth choices, this due to physicians leaving.  While "authorities" are concerned that there won't be enough beds for the newborns, have they considered the mothers' arms?  We are seeing more stories about Nurse-ins, in support of breastfeeding in public vs. taking a young baby to the restroom for their meal.

I have said for years (now probably decades) that policies will NOT change while health care professionals are advocating for that change.

The only time change will happen is when the consumer pushes back.  Just like in the 60's and 70's.

Here we go again!

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