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Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding Moms' Brilliant Response To 'Cover Yourself' Sign

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents

When the organizers of the Breastfeeding Mama Talk support group came across a sign telling moms to cover themselves while nursing, they had a brillia...

In Defense of the 'Brelfie'

Jennifer Brenan | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Brenan

We are not taking brelfies for attention. We are taking them to establish breastfeeding as a normal part of taking care of a baby.

Moms Stage NBC Nurse-In After Hoda Kotb's Controversial Breastfeeding Comment

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents

NBC's "Today" is under fire for airing a segment that shamed moms who post breastfeeding photos on social media. During their "OK! Or Not OK" segm...

19 Works Of Art That Show Breastfeeding Has Always Been Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents

With the way breastfeeding mothers are often treated in public, one would think that nursing a baby is some sort of taboo, new age practice. But as th...

The Misconceptions of Not Breastfeeding

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Robin Cassady

Breastfeeding is a topic of conversation all over the world for numerous reasons. The biggest disappointment in regards to this topic is how the mothers that choose not to breastfeed are being thrown into the lion's den.

10 Photos Of Mothers Nursing In Nature To Normalize Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents

For photographer and mother of two Ivette Ivens, taking pictures of breastfeeding moms has personal meaning. "Every time I nurse my baby with my burp-...

ICYMI: Gender Bias, Sleep Justice And Iceland's Genetic Experiment

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. During this last week in March, we were captivated by the story of Iceland's cache of genetic ...

'Walking Dead' Actor Becomes A Breastfeeding Ally With Awesome Nursing Photo

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents

Dad, model, and "Walking Dead" actor Norman Reedus can add "breastfeeding ally" to his resume. Before the AMC show's newest episode on Sunday, Reedus ...

Side-By-Side Photo Shows Hypocrisy Of Suggesting Women Should Breastfeed In The Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents

When Israeli photographer and mom Tamar Shugert saw 52Frames' "Make A Statement" photo challenge, she knew exactly which topic she wanted to cover for...

17 Gorgeous Photos That Show Breastfeeding Is Nothing To Hide

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents

Earlier this month, Virginia passed a bill that will make the state the 48th to legally protect mothers' rights to breastfeed wherever and whenever th...

Virginia Finally Passes Bill That Will Protect Mothers' Rights To Breastfeed In Public

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents

After a new bill passed in both the state Senate and House of Delegates this month, Virginia is set to become the 48th state that legally protects mot...

10 Steps to Breastfeeding In Public Without Fear

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

Many women want to nurse their babies, but are uncertain about whether they will feel comfortable doing so in public.

Pope Francis Welcomes Mothers To Breastfeed In The Sistine Chapel

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents

This past Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord by baptizing 33 babies in the Sistine Chapel, NBC News reports. During ...

Breastfeeding At The Bar Exam?

Alecia Wartowski | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Alecia Wartowski

The Board of Admissions initially decided that Ms. Pagano could leave the room every two to three hours and then return to testing, but that an adjusted time would not be allowed. Why do women, and mothers, need to put their identities to the side in order to be successful?

Internet Cheers For Photo Of Mom Breastfeeding At Graduation

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents

On the day of her graduation from the University of the Sunshine Coast, 24-year-old Jacci Sharkey posed proudly for a photo in her cap and gown while ...

What's Wrong With Celebrating Breastfeeding?

Tina Donvito | Posted 01.03.2015 | Parents
Tina Donvito

Breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful things I've ever experienced. I want to be able to say that without feeling guilty (see, there's enough guilt to go around) for making someone else who doesn't breastfeed feel bad.

Waiting for the Bat Signal: The Passing of a Parenting Legend

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

Not a week passes that a breastfeeding mother is asked to cover up, take it to the bathroom, or leave a store entirely. But La Leche League is still normalizing nursing, still supporting breastfeeding rights

Photographer's Nursing Experience Inspires 'Normalize Breastfeeding' Project

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.17.2014 | Parents

When Vanessa Simmons had her first baby seven years ago, the experience, she said, was "amazing." The 32-year-old Ghanaian-American photographer had t...

The Beautiful Breastfeeding Photograph Causing A Stir Online

Mama Bean | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

In truth, there's a big part of me that feels truly angry that we are still reading/hearing such negativity and misunderstanding towards breastfeeding in 2014... but there is hope. Because the vast majority saw this photograph for exactly what it is: beautiful.

What Breastfeeding Moms All Over The World Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.25.2014 | Parents

Though each mom's feeding experience is unique, a new global breastfeeding survey by Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc., highlights which elements of breastf...

Watching My Wife Breastfeed In Hiding Showed Me I Was Part Of The Problem

Clint Edwards | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

I'd never seen my wife breastfeed in a bathroom. I'd only imagined it. However, looking at these photos really hit home. I felt terrible for her. I felt angry that she felt shamed into doing this to feed our baby.

Olivia Wilde Makes Statement By Pouring 'Breast Milk' On Head

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents

Celebrities are making the ice bucket challenge for ALS research their own these days, but Olivia Wilde's cascade of breast milk may just top them all...

Moms Dance To Celebrate Breastfeeding

Mama Bean | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

So as we bid farewell to the seven days allocated to celebrate breastfeeding, I personally pledge to continue my celebrations.

Arianna Huffington Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week With A Beautiful Throwback Photo

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents

As part of HuffPost Parents' celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, which ended August 7, and National Breastfeeding Month, which continues through ...

7 Differences Between Breastfeeding the First and the Last Baby

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

With your last baby, you whip out your breasts with abandon, like a college girl at Mardi Gras, but more frequently and with an even more appreciative audience (of one). You have nursed openly at restaurants, playgrounds, doctors offices, the frozen yogurt place and your kids' preschool.