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Elizabeth N. Baldwin-Friedman

Baldwin-Friedman Baldwin-Friedman, Elizabeth N., Esquire, prominent Florida attorney, breastfeeding advocate and La Leche League Leader, passed away March 12 after an extended illness. Known as the country's authority on breastfeeding and family law, Baldwin worked tirelessly to help mothers nationwide fight discrimination and solidify their right to breastfeed their babies both in public and in the workplace. She was an invaluable help to those who passed breastfeeding legislation in the United States. Ms. Baldwin also brought her expertise into the courtroom representing mothers in cases of child custody and visitation. Other attorneys in their family law cases often consulted her when breastfeeding rights were at issue. Ms. Baldwin was often quoted in national newspapers and often made appearances on television and radio shows across the country. Her devotion to her family and the rights of breastfeeding mothers and babies was apparent as she balanced her family and professional activities. She served as the Director of the Legal Associates Program for La Leche League International. Ms. Baldwin was scheduled to receive the La Leche League International Founders' Award in July of this year for her years of service to LLLI and mothers and babies everywhere. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Friedman, and her children; David and William. Ms. Baldwin will be missed by her many friends and colleagues in the breastfeeding community. Funeral service 1:00 PM Saturday, March 22, 2003 at FRED HUNTER'S HOLLYWOOD MEMORIAL GARDENS HOME, 6301 Taft Street, Hollywood, (954)989-1550, where funeral flowers may be ordered. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to: La Leche League International - Elizabeth Baldwin Memorial Fund, Funding Department, P.O. Box 4079, Schaumburg, IL 60168-4079.
Published in Sun-Sentinel on Mar. 19, 2003
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