Female Prisoners' Babies Shouldn't Be Sentenced to Life Without Breast Milk
Maya Schenwar @ Truthout - The vast majority of the 10,000 babies born to US prisoners each year are deprived of their mothers - and their mother's milk.
Last July, as my parents and I sat munching Bugles around a visiting room table with my incarcerated sister in an Illinois state prison, a cry rang out from the table next to us. There, a bawling infant lay cradled in the arms of a visitor. She smoothed the baby's soft hair, then surreptitiously opened her shirt to nurse it. The baby simmered down immediately, happily sucking away. Read more.