Babies born to incarcerated women shouldn't be sentenced to life without breast milk | Maya Schenwar

The vast majority of the 10,000 babies born to US prisoners each year are deprived of their mothers – and their mother’s milk Last July, as my parents and I sat munching Bugles around a visiting room table with my incarcerated sister in an Illinois state prison, a cry rang out from the table next to us. There, a bawling infant lay cradled in the arms of a visitor. She smoothed the baby’s soft … …read more

Babies born to incarcerated women shouldn't be sentenced to life without breast milk | Maya Schenwar

The vast majority of the 10,000 babies born to US prisoners each year are deprived of their mothers – and their mother’s milk Last July, as my parents and I sat munching Bugles around a visiting room table with my incarcerated sister in an Illinois state prison, a cry rang out from the table next to us. There, a bawling infant lay cradled in the arms of a visitor. She smoothed the baby’s soft … …read more