Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Sarah Palin, who recently mocked Michelle Obama for her breastfeeding campaign during an appearance on Long Island, once encouraged women to do the same thing.
After saying that Barack Obama's policies were leading to inflation, especially with food, Palin joked, "No wonder Michelle Obama is telling everybody 'you'd better breastfeed your baby.' Yeah, you'd better, because the price of milk is so high right now."Is governor though, Palin declared October 2007 "Breastfeeding Awareness Month," reports the Politico.
Her proclamation, dug up by the liberal site Media Matters, is below.
WHEREAS, breastfeeding is recognized as an unequalled means of providing food for infants.
WHEREAS, throughout their lives, breastfeeding can offer children protection against serious health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Breastfeeding also saves lives by reducing the incidence of life-threatening cancers in women and preventing premature death in infants.
WHEREAS, breastfeeding forms the most basic bond between mother and baby and is a foundation for lifelong health and wellness.
WHEREAS, government and community organizations have a vested interest in protecting and promoting breastfeeding as a means of preventing infant malnutrition, morbidity, and mortality.
WHEREAS, during October, organizations throughout our state will promote the importance of breastfeeding. This year, in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week - October 1 through October 7 - the State of Alaska will support networks that encourage and promote breastfeeding in all communities.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sarah Palin, Governor of the State of Alaska, do hereby proclaim October 2007 as:
Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Alaska, and encourage all residents to recognize and support the important contributions breastfeeding makes in improving the quality of life for all Alaskans. (ANI)