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Kershaw Jane <[log in to unmask]>
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I think the fear is that babies are germ factories and especially non-family babies.  The agencies are afraid that babies brought into homes of young babies will bring germs that spread diseases that the new one is not immunized against.  There is the liability issue.   

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From: Lactation Information and Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Liane Varnes
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 10:56 AM
Subject: Peer Counselors and their babies -- and WIC

It seems like we are quickly losing our battle here. We are in Georgia and it seems others have tried this and have already been "shot down," so to speak. We need some major support in our cause. The women are already hired. They've already started working. We'll lose them, for the most part, if they can't bring their babies. 
Liability is the only issue being cited. Has anyone out there already fought this battle with their state and won? Are there any of you in the state of Georgia who have peer counselors w/babies in your workplace -- not WIC? We are in need of a solid precedent, preferably within this state, and even that may not help. We are trying to remain positive and hopeful, but are beginning to fray at the edges. We've worked hard to get to this point. 

The miracle is this--the more we share, the more we have.
--Leonard Nimoy

Liane C. Varnes, CLC





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