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    Right before reading this diary I read an article in today's Houston Chronicle that I think ties in nicely here.

    To give you an idea of the subject matter, here is a part of the article:

    But as pressure to breast-feed increases, a two-class system is emerging for working mothers. For those with autonomy in their jobs — generally, well-paid professionals — breast-feeding, and the pumping it requires, is a matter of choice. It is usually an inconvenience. But for lower-income mothers — including many who work in restaurants, factories, call centers and the military — pumping at work is close to impossible, causing many women to decline to breast-feed at all.

    It is a particularly literal case of how well-being tends to beget further well-being, and disadvantage tends to create disadvantage — passed down in a mother's milk, or lack thereof.

    There is still so much do be done and diaries like this help us remember that. Thank you.

    "So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs." Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

    by sassy texan on Sun Sep 03, 2006 at 10:51:37 AM PDT

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