Thursday, February 23, 2006

Breastfeeding and Legislation

Angela at Touchingly Naive has crunched some numbers about the possible effects of the law on breastfeeding rates. Impressive work, not least because she recognises the possible limitations of the stats.

Of course, as a matter of habit I would always say: don't legislate unless there are the strongest possible arguments for it and there is no other possible way to achieve the same end. I think this still applies, though there may be a point in exempting breast feeding mums from jury duty, and making it clear that they are not subject to laws about indecent exposure.

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