"Together we can shape a future in which mothers can feel comfortable and free to breastfeed their children without societal hindrances."
David Satcher,
Former Surgeon General, M.D., Ph.D.

"Heather McLean has created a lovely, well-done montage of photos of nursing mothers of many ethnicities. Heather has filmed it with such sensitivity that surely nobody could object to such a discreet and beautiful portrayal of nature's plan and purpose. She has created a heart-warming plea for our society to include nursing mothers and babies comfortably in all our social gatherings as the natural process it was meant to be."
Lyn Burnstine

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The Film

To foster the acceptance that comes with familiarity, Heather MacLean made Nursing Mother's Welcome, a seven-minute DVD that shows women discretely breastfeeding as they go about their lives. [Healthy Living, Fall 2007/Winter 2008]

There have been slightly more than 1,300 copies of the film sold. Nine states purchased copies of the film to show at all of their WIC offices. It is currently being shown in birthing classes and by hospitals and midwives. Breastfeeding advocates are showing it in middle schools and high schools and visiting nurses use it on home visits in Japan.

A Preview of Nursing Mothers Welcome

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Nursing Mothers Welcome by Heather MacLean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

Heather MacLean, RN, BS, CBC

Heather MacLean, has been a Registered Nurse for 20 years, is a Certified Breastfeeding Consultant, and has her BS in family health. She is an active member of the Breastfeeding Initiative of Ulster County, New York and answered breastfeeding questions for two years on realsavvymoms.com.

Show Nursing Mothers Welcome at these Great Places and Times:

  • Birthing Class
  • Baby showers
  • Waiting Rooms
  • Playdate with Grandma
  • Sociology Class
  • Intermissions
  • Parent Child Quality Time
  • Nursery School Naptime
  • Lecture Background
  • Elementary and High School Health Classes
  • Expectant Mother Relaxation
  • Pre-lecture

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