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New Campaign Encourages Moms To Breastfeed

Did you know that under Nevada law it is legal for women to breastfeed in public?

Furthermore, did you know that federal law mandates that any company with more than 50 employees has to make a private space available for women to breastfeed? And no – that private space can't be just a bathroom.

Many people don't know these things about breastfeeding, though, and the Southern Nevada Health District wants to change that.

We will take a look at the campaign the state, along with SNHD, will be running to promote breastfeeding, and discuss the health benefits of breastfeeding.

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Amanda Reichert, SNHD health educator; Suzie Owens, a lactation consultant with DignityHealth; Rosemarie Casillas, a representative the Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition and a La Leche League group leader

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Casey Morell is the coordinating producer of Nevada Public Radio's flagship broadcast State of Nevada and one of the station's midday newscast announcers. (He's also been interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, whatever that's worth.)