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Well Rounded NY | Posted 08.02.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

By Allaya Cooks-Campbell I knew before I had a baby that breastfeeding would be challenging. As far as I knew, no one in my immediately family had do...

New Labor Law Has A Hidden Benefit For Working Moms

Liz Morris | Posted 07.01.2016 | Parents
Liz Morris

As many are celebrating the impact these new overtime rules will have on their pay, few have recognized that the rules come with a hidden benefit for mothers: a right to break time and a private (non-bathroom) space to pump breast milk for their babies.

Thinking About Stopping Breastfeeding? Read This First | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents

When you began breastfeeding, you had your reasons. In fact, with all of the researched benefits, you probably had more than a few. But the decision to stop breastfeeding takes just as much research and planning.

A Breakup Letter To My Breast Pump

Julia Regan Markiewicz | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Julia Regan Markiewicz

I've heard that in a breakup, the one who does the breaking up usually feels a little relieved. I do feel lighter. A 9.3-lb weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

Airline Pilots Should Not Have to Choose Between Their Jobs and Breastfeeding Their Babies

Shannon Kiedrowski | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Shannon Kiedrowski

The combination of limiting the amount of (unpaid) maternity leave we can take and not making accommodations for us to pump breast milk once we return to work puts new mothers in a heart-wrenching position.

An Open Letter to My Breasts

Rachel Farrell | Posted 03.03.2017 | Parents
Rachel Farrell

I have a bone to pick with you, Boobs. When the little guy went on a nursing strike a few months ago and we had to start pumping exclusively, why did you insist on being so stubborn? Why did you put me under so much stress, making me freak out about clogged ducts, no let downs and lack of supply?

Leaving a Breastfeeding Baby Home Is Never Easy

Melissa Roy | Posted 12.10.2016 | Parents
Melissa Roy

In this season of holiday parties and Christmas shopping, many mommies find themselves out and about without the kids more than usual. Some mommies r...

To The Exclusively Pumping Mama: A Standing Ovation

Elizabeth Anderson | Posted 10.23.2016 | Parents
Elizabeth Anderson

Hold your head up high, woman. Don't think for a second that this isn't good enough because the original plan wasn't working. That doesn't mean you're a failure. Do you hear me saying this?

Dad Has Beautiful Response To Viral Breast Pump Photo

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents

When rapper George Moss posted a photo of himself cleaning his wife's breast pump on Facebook last week, he received thousands of positive messages pr...

Caroline Bologna

Airports Are About To Become Less Terrible For Breastfeeding Moms | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents

Traveling may soon get a little bit easier for breastfeeding moms in the U.S. as an initiative to bring lactation rooms to airports across the country...

Jane Fonda Is The Breastfeeding Ally Every Mom Wants

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents

There won't be any shaming of breastfeeding mothers on Jane Fonda's watch. When actress June Diane Raphael got hired on the Netflix comedy "Grace ...

A High-Wire Act: 9 Tips for New Moms on the Job

Kim Turner | Posted 05.10.2016 | Parents
Kim Turner

To prepare for the arrival of my daughter, fourteen months old this Mother's Day, I turned to friends and family for advice on strollers, swaddles, bottles and more. Many had long lists of registry suggestions, from life-saving nipple cream to hands-free pumping bras (all very new to me).

Why Pumping Counts

Mama Bean | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

This concept of Pumping Disappointment seems to be some sort of a phenomenon, and all of those many months ago, it made imperfect sense to me. But with a little time and with nothing short of a mountain of learning curves, I've come to realize that this particular phenomenon needs to be firmly kicked out of our collective mommy consciousness.

15 Stops On The Emotional Roller Coaster That Is Pumping At Work

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents

Let's face it: Pumping at work sucks. It's a time-consuming, joyless endeavor bookended by the guilt of being away from your little one on one end and...

This Is What 2,000 Ounces Of Breast Milk Actually Looks Like

Mama Bean | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

Whether you are a nursing mother or not, whether you can pump 2,000 ounces or 2 ounces, whether you go through a box of nursing pads per day or have never leaked a drop... we are all united. If you support breastfeeding, welcome to the "inner circle."

MIT Is Hosting Hackathons To 'Make The Breast Pump Not Suck'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents

Earlier this year, writers Courtney E. Martin and John Cary posed an important question in a New York Times piece entitled, "Shouldn’t the Breast Pu...

My Complicated Relationship With Breastfeeding

Emily Hatch | Posted 12.16.2015 | Parents
Emily Hatch

What a wild ride breastfeeding has been. I've never been so determined to do anything, or so ill prepared.

If Men Nursed Babies

Vanessa Loder | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Vanessa Loder

If men nursed babies instead of women, there would be a pumping room on every floor of every office building with a flat screen TV playing SportsCenter, plush couches to sit on and lots of free food -- bowls of nuts, hoagies, along with two big coolers to provide plenty of water and Gatorade to keep everyone hydrated.

When Breast Milk Doesn't Come From Breasts

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 10.04.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

Micah and Zachary needed my milk and my presence. I would not sacrifice either to make anyone, including myself, comfortable. Feeding tubes and bottles are not how I planned to nourish my babies, but the important thing is that they received my milk and all of my love.

Dave Jamieson

The Horrifying Struggles Of Breastfeeding Moms Who Need To Pump At Work | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

Complaints filed with the Labor Department show that breastfeeding mothers can face serious hardships when they need to pump at work, including lost w...

When Mother's Milk Was All I Had to Give

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

The one way I could nurture my fragile babies was by giving them my milk. Making milk was my one source of empowerment, when all of my motherly duties and responsibilities were taken away and given to clinicians.

What I Didn't Expect To Happen When I Stopped Pumping

Dana Mark | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

It has been 27 hours since I've pumped. I'm uncomfortable and my breasts are engorged, but they've felt worse. The pain, itself, is not so bad. I just wasn't expecting the emotional part to hurt so much.

Breastfeeding My Second Baby: No Pump Needed

Maia James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Maia James

I have gotten as far as taking the breast pump out of storage, but I cannot seem to make myself use it. It just seems like too much effort with not enough payoff, although some of my friends have expressed annoyance that I cannot be more flexible.

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.

ACLU Settles Breastfeeding Case

Posted 09.19.2012 | Denver

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado announced on Tuesday that it had won an confidential settlement in a discrimination case on behalf of t...