• Petitioned Cook County/City of Chicago WIC Program

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Cook County/City of Chicago WIC Program
Illinois Governor
Illinois State Senate
Illinois State House
Illinois-005
State Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
Illinois-030
State Rep. William Davis
Illinois-003
State Sen. Mattie Hunter

Cook County properly fund breastfeeding services for all WIC participants

    1. Rebecca Jackson-Artis
    2. Petition by

      Rebecca Jackson-Artis

      Chicago, IL

This is extremely important because breastfeeding is not just a lifestyle choice but a public health issue especially in urban neighborhoods. Black and Latino neighborhoods have been overlooked and have been denied proper education and support resources. The answer WIC has offered has been formula which even the AAP and Surgeon General says should not be the immediate answer to proper infant nutrition.

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    • Zion Dawta EVANSTON, UNITED STATES
      • almost 2 years ago

      I believe in the power of wombman coming together to make a change. I also believe that breast milk is the best food to feed your child NOT ALL this crap the government wants to give them

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    • Tracey Lemke JOLIET, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      I am signing because I am a Peer counselor who is fortunate enough to have a paid positon to assist mothers with all they need while their infant is in the NICU, PICU and after they go home. This is a ver valuable & priceless resource for the families who need & WANT the support to help them achieve all of their breastfeeding goals. I was once a mother of a NICU infant & peer counselors assisted me every step of the way. It made me realize that all mothers & their children NEED this support so I became Peer Counselor and went on to become an Internationaly Board Certified Lactation Consultant as well.

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    • Samuel J. Martin III CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      breast-feeding is natural & provides what a new born infant needs! it's time humanity stops trying to play God & live in accordance with the Natural World Order to experience the peace & harmony we seek but disrupt by all the unnatural living we do collectively.

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    • Emily White DARIEN, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      I believe that most mothers, if given the information (knowledge) of what breastfeeding could do for their child, would choose to breastfeed - even if for a limited time. Knowledge takes time, and time is what we need to share with these women.

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    • Glenn Kosirog CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Breast feeding is the best start we can give our Children. There would be less gang bangers and lower healthcare costs if we can help the Children to bond with parents and have good nutrition thoughout their lives. Breast feeding helps with both.

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