Washington Weather Summary: 84 degrees WASHINGTON — Top brass at Nestle’s headquarters met with local breast feeding advocates on Tuesday. Area moms delivered a petition with 60,000 signatures.

They want one of the world’s largest formula manufacturers to provide more education about the benefits of breast feeding to moms, especially in third world countries. “I am a mom of four.

I breastfed all of my babies and I feel lucky to be able to do that,” said local mom Tina Sherman. According to the US Health Department and Human Services, nutrition in breast milk has many benefits for babies including protection against childhood infections and better survival rates during a baby’s first year.

RELATED: Breastfeeding laws: Know your rights as a nursing mom in public and at work According to the World Health Organization improves IQ, school attendance, and is associated with higher income in adult life. Sherman says it also means more bonding time.

“That time one-on-one or in my case one-on-two when I had twins, ” said Sherman. Sherman’s group, called Mom’s Rising and thousand of other moms signed a petition started by actress Alyssa Milano. Read more from wusa9.com…

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