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 by Sun-Sentinel on Mar. 19, 2003.
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All of us at Attachment Parenting International mourn the loss of our dear friend,tireless advocate, and advisory board member. Not only was she an expert on breastfeeding and the law, but she advocated for all babies and young children who had no voice. We deeply appreciate her selfless service, and we are so grateful for her family's willingness to share her with so many in need. Our love and prayers are with you all.
Barbara Nicholson
March 29, 2003
I hope that Liz will now be a Guardian Angel for many of us, giving us answers to the many questions we always threw her way. She can never be replaced and we will miss her terribly. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband and sons.
Reedy Hickey
March 24, 2003
Liz was one of the most unselfish people I've ever known. She was a beautiful balance of passion and objectivity. She taught me a lot through the years. I will miss her personally and LLL will never be the same without her.
Janet Jendron
March 22, 2003
Liz was an incredibly special person. I very much enjoyed knowing her all of these years, and I will really miss her. The world will miss her. Everyone in the breastfeeding world owes Liz a lot for her tireless efforts to make the world a better place for mothers and babies.
Patty Spanjer
March 22, 2003
Liz was our teacher, our friend and an inspiration to us.
The relationship we have today with our children is largely due to the love and support that Liz showed us throughout our years with La Leche League.
Kenny, David and Billy, our prayers are with you. We will miss Liz very much.
Greg and Lilian Nesper
March 22, 2003
Liz was a talented speaker and fun to talk to. I talked to her at many LLLI conferences. She balanced her knowledge with her caring in a truly helpful way. We in Georgia are mourning her with you. God Bless her and the people who love her!
Theresa Kinzly
March 21, 2003
Dear Kenny, David and Billy,
Though words can do little to comfort you, I hope my thoughts and prayers comfort you all at this time. She is missed so very much and more than we'll ever know.
Laura Jimenez
March 20, 2003
I was fortunate to hear Elizabeth speak at several breastfeeding conferences. She was an informative speaker and breastfeeding advocate.
Georganne Lopez
March 20, 2003
To Kenny, Dave and Bill my prayers are with you to find the strength to deal with such a great loss. I was truly blessed to have known Liz and she will always be my best and dearest friend. Patricia Eassey
Patricia Eassey
March 19, 2003
You have been a "defining" person in my life. I will miss you.
Debbie Roberto
March 19, 2003
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