Michelle Obama talks about breastfeeding Sasha

Kudos for mentioning breastfeeding!  The mention of breastfeeding in a public forum such as this can do a great deal to help normalize breastfeeding in the U.S.

Michelle Obama talks about breastfeeding Sasha

So what did I do? I packed up that little infant, and I put her in the stroller, and I brought her with me. And I prayed that her presence wouldn’t be an automatic disqualifier. And it was fortunate for me that, number one, she slept through the entire interview. And I was still breastfeeding — if that’s not too much information. And I got the job.

Here’s the transcript of Michelle Obama’s remarks (from the White House):

Remarks by the First Lady at a Workplace Flexibility Conference

And the White House video, so you can see it all in context, if you like! The remarks about breastfeeding start about 13 minutes in.

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