By Frances Roberts and Richard Levine
Breastfeeding mothers and their supporters recently participated in a subway caravan to promote breastfeeding.
The subway caravan has been a yearly event since 2004 when a young woman was given a ticket for public lewdness on the subway for breastfeeding her child.
Since then the “lactivists” have taken to the trains to promote the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding.
Recently NYC Mayor Bloomberg announced initiatives to promote breastfeeding in city hospitals and discourage the use of infant formula. And by the way, formula is the eighth most stolen item from supermarkets.
Richard Levine and Frances Roberts, of Levine Roberts Photography, are a husband and wife team of photographers covering politics, environmental issues, the economy, business, and social and cultural issues in the Big Apple. See more photos from their collection on Newscom.
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