Breastfeeding and Healthy Living: Information on Right to Breastfeed in Public Card
The bilingual (Spanish/English) “Right to Breastfeeding in Public” Card has been created in response to reports that mothers were told to stop breastfeeding despite the fact that they are granted the right to breastfeed by California law.
WARNING – make sure the mothers understand this is NOT a “license” they are required to carry with them in order to have the right to breastfeed! (This DID happen in another state!)
The documents can be printed on business-card documents or printed on cardstock and cut so that they can be given to breastfeeding mothers.
The WORD document is a large file but when downloaded, it which can be edited, pictures can be added or deleted to meet the needs of the community, and local numbers and names can be added.
1. Choose either a front page with the green trim (PDF)...Word or a front page without the green trim (PDF)...Word, depending on the availability of a color printer.
2. Download the back page (PDF)...Word, which is the same for either front page.
3. If using a Word document:
i. Utilize the pictures that best reflect your community – delete those that do not, and copy and paste those that do.
ii. For the back, delete the section that has the DHS website and add telephone numbers mothers can access within your community.
The lines that divide each card will not print so that they will not show if the cutting is not exact. However, if you wish them to print, highlight the table and “right click” “borders and shading” and choose “grid”
They can be printed in heavy stock paper and then cut
Or they can be printed on perforated 8 ½”x 11” sheets of business cards with the spacing for Avery #5376, which does not have a central margin.
If you plan to print on both sides, make sure to purchase paper that allows double-sided printing.
Suggestions for Use:
Collaborate with agencies such WIC, AFLP, BIH, etc. and hospitals to distribute to breastfeeding mothers
Share with members in the Breastfeeding Coalitions
Distribute to Chambers of Commerce and businesses so that they can educate their employees to avoid legal problems