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I Failed at Breastfeeding and I Don't Care

Kate Bryant | Posted 04.21.2016 | Parents
Kate Bryant

Let's just stop the guilt and shame associated with feeding babies. If you haven't noticed there is a strong breastfeeding movement. It's everywhere. What an amazing experience and you have the right to be proud you fed your baby from the breast. But formula feeding mom's -- kudos to you for feeding your baby also. Babies with full tummies are the happiest babies ever.

26 Photos That Show The Beautiful Ways Moms Feed Their Babies

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.30.2015 | Parents

Staci Caspers and Justine Temke, who are moms, doulas and certified lactation educator counselors, created a photo project that they hope will help br...

If You've Ever Been Judged As A Mom, This Video Is For You

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents


Model Coco Rocha Has A Clear Message For Bottle-Shaming Commenters On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents

When Canadian model Coco Rocha received criticism for posting an Instagram photo that indicated she feeds her baby daughter formula, she put an end to...

A Grandmother's Rite Of Passage

Pat Gallagher | Posted 08.18.2016 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

My children are having children. It happens. I just wish they knew what they were doing. I get anxiety and heart palpitations every time my son and his adorable wife put my newborn grandson to bed.

19 Moms Show There's No One Right Way To Feed A Baby

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents

Two months after her "United We Feed" photo series went viral, photographer Caitlin Domanico is still expanding her inclusive project about the many w...

I'm Not Pro-Breast, I'm Not Pro-Bottle, I'm Pro-Mom, and You Should Be Too

Susan McLean | Posted 07.30.2016 | Parents
Susan McLean

Before you call out another mom, ask yourself: are your comments aimed at truly being helpful? Is what you're saying offering encouragement, or are you simply chastising, belittling or telling another mom, "You're wrong!"

Don't Buy Into the Mommy Wars

Mary McLaurine | Posted 06.12.2016 | Parents
Mary McLaurine

I find the term offensive and inflammatory. War? Are we weapon-wielding barbarians incapable of understanding another woman's life choices?

The Story Behind This Viral Photo Of A Police Officer Feeding A Baby

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents

Parents, bystanders and Internet users alike are calling Kansas police officer Andy Black a hero for the way he helped a mom at a local shopping mall....

22 Photos That Show Feeding Babies Is Beautiful, No Matter How It's Done

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents

Photographer and mom of two Caitlin Domanico hopes her latest project will provide support for all parents navigating the world of pumping, nursing an...

Let's Stop Shaming Mothers for Feeding Their Babies

Jennifer Brenan | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Brenan

How about when you see me breastfeeding, you don't stare or look disgusted? How about you just go about your business and not give it a second thought? How about you don't worry what your children will think? They will think it's normal if you don't make it an issue.

The Cost Of Not Supporting Breastfeeding May Be Millions, Study Says

Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents

(Reuters Health) - If more women breastfed their babies for at least four months after birth, the healthcare cost savings could be significant, not to...

You Don't Need to Know Why I'm Not Breastfeeding, Because it Shouldn't Matter

Suzanne Barston | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

This Tower of (breastfeeding) Babble has reached a fever pitch. It's time for it to come down. Pick up your axe and start chopping. And next time someone asks, simply tell them, "You don't need to know why I don't breastfeed. Because it shouldn't matter."

To Breast Or Bottle Feed, A Woman's Choice: Let's Please Stop Judging!

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
SaraKay Smullens

I wish those who pass judgement today could be a fly on the wall of my office and hear the shame, discomfort, and lack of confidence unkind, thoughtless judgements and comments bring to women who bottle feed. Following are some examples that I hope will make people think before they open their mouths in cruel judgement or give disdainful looks:

30 Ways Breastfeeding and Formula-Feeding Are Exactly the Same

Kim Simon | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

7. You will wonder if you're doing it wrong, and convince yourself that everyone else has learned how to do it right.

Supporting Formula-Feeding Moms During World Breastfeeding Week

Seleni Institute | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Seleni Institute

As an advocate for formula-feeding families, I believe this week is the perfect time to spread our own message about the importance of self-care, individuality and confidence.

What I Learned After Giving My Son a Bottle for the First Time

CT Working Moms | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Although I'm not opposed to formula, I do try to feed Lenny as much breast milk as possible. I didn't fully appreciate it until I became a mom, but I find breastfeeding fascinating.

Lurking Truth in Recent Studies

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | Science
David H. Newman, M.D.

Last month a study of siblings found that breastfeeding conferred no health advantages, while a second study declared older paternal age to be associated with psychiatric problems in children. A third study found no link between saturated fats and heart disease. It was a month of unexpected, and sometimes unsettling, science.

Why There Are No Winners in the Battle of Breast vs. Bottle

Suzanne Barston | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

What the Golen/Ramsey study shows should not be controversial. It's proof that whether a woman chooses, or is capable of, feeding a baby from her breast is not what defines her as a mother.

My Breast Isn't Best

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

The only thing I regret is not having given more thought to the surgeon's warning that as a result of the surgery, I may lose my ability to breastfeed. I was 18. Childrearing seemed decades away. They'll be able to fix that by then, I thought.

Lisa Belkin

Bloggers Start A Movement To Support All Moms, No Matter How They Feed | Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.02.2013 | Parents

“When I was a Formula Mom, I used to pour formula into Medela bottles, so that the other moms at playgroup thought that it was pumped breastmilk. I ...

Venezuela's Congress Considers Baby Bottle Ban

Posted 06.18.2013 | Parents

CARACAS | Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:57pm EDT (Reuters) - Venezuela's Congress will discuss legislation next week that would prohibit bottle feeding of inf...

What Is 'Motherness?'

Jennifer Gilmore | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Gilmore

Adoption is a lot of things. It is a prism. It is an hourglass. It is dark cave. It is a light at the end of a terrifying tunnel. It is a beginning.

If You Don't Support Breastfeeding In Public, You Don't Support Breastfeeding

Katharine McKinney | Posted 09.26.2013 | Parents
Katharine McKinney

Breastfeeding whenever, wherever a child is hungry is an integral component of breastfeeding success. To take that away is to inhibit mothers who only want to do right by their child.

The Condition That Kept Me From Breastfeeding | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents

The truth is, all those people I consulted should have been able to take one look at my chest and know that breastfeeding might be difficult, if not impossible, for me.