One-stop resource for new parents now open at New Baby New Paltz
New Paltz Times
November 27, 2011
by FRANCES MARION PLATT
The more things change, the more things stay the same, it’s said. Breastfeeding babies has been around as long as there have been…well, babies to feed; and La Leche League has been around since the 1950s. But we still read news stories like the recent one about a Michigan judge who publicly humiliated a woman for nursing her sick infant while waiting for hours for her case to be heard in his courtroom.
Though public attitudes sometimes take a long time to catch up with social progress, women who choose to breastfeed their infants, or to use cloth diapers instead of disposables, at least have more options available today than in earlier decades. There are lots of small entrepreneurs out there — many of them new mothers themselves, who identified an unfilled market niche based on their own babies’ needs — coming up with innovative solutions for parents who seek healthy, holistic, environmentally friendly ways to care for their little ones.