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I Support You

What 'I Support You' Really Means

Kim Simon | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

I Support You isn't just about discussing how we feed. It is us, pleading with you, to take care of each other.

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.

The Secret Every New Mom Should Remember

Kim Simon | Posted 10.04.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

You will never stop worrying, or doubting yourself, but you will have more proof that you are doing it right. Each day that passes is another day that you get to take credit for.

Why We Created 'I Support You' -- And Where We Stand A Year Later

Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents

Last year, in honor of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, HuffPost Parents worked with Kim Simon, Suzanne Barston and Jamie Gr...

6 Things I Know Now About Breastfeeding

Kim Simon | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

Breastfeeding is one of the most wonderful, heart-wrenching, soul-healing, self-doubting, self-confidence crushing and self-confidence boosting experiences I've ever had.

'Breastmilk' Trailer Reveals The Good, The Bad And The Unknown Of Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents

When Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein produced their documentary, The Business Of Being Born, their motivation for the film was not to politicize childbirt...

The Delta Airlines Breastfeeding Policy, And Why I'm Not Afraid

Kim Simon | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

If we are going to create a place where all of us can feed our babies without fear, then we need to stand together and say out loud that we are stronger than the voices that try to cover us in shame.

The One Thing You Should Never, Ever Say to a Gestational Surrogate

Cara Paiuk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

A surrogate should be supported, loved, and acknowledged for the job they are doing, the gift they are giving, the sacrifice they are making, and the risk they are taking. I can hardly think of a more innapropriate and unsupportive comment than what my friend received.

Fill the Gap, Feed With Love

Kim Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

The children of this country are our responsibility. How can we encourage other parents to feed their children with love if they don't have anything to feed them?

Please Nurse In Public

Kim Simon | Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

If you cover because it makes YOU feel better, then by all means keep covering up. I support you. But if you cover to make OTHER PEOPLE feel better, well then sister, come sit by me and we'll nurse in public together.

Mom Told 'No Breastfeeding' At Pool, Despite State Law

Posted 09.14.2013 | Parents

A mother in Illinois expressed concern earlier this week after an employee at her local YMCA told her she could not breastfeed in public. The woman...

Catherine Pearson

There Is A Story Behind Why I Formula Feed

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents

Jordan, a 28-year-old first-time, working mom from Arizona, intended to breastfeed her son Liam, now 5 months. But blistered nipples, coupled with the...

Catherine Pearson

I Pumped For My Micro-Preemie

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.08.2013 | Parents

It took Amy, a married software developer, seven years and multiple rounds of IVF to get pregnant with her daughter, who is now 2. Amy had hoped to ha...

Catherine Pearson

How I Nursed After Breast Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

Karey was diagnosed with breast cancer when her first baby, a girl, was just 7 months old. In this installment of The Breastfeeding Chronicles, the 31...

Catherine Pearson

'My Son Didn't Completely Latch Until He Was 4 Months Old'

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents

Emily's son is now a perfectly healthy toddler, but he spent his first month in the hospital with serious cardiac problems, unable to nurse because it...

Catherine Pearson

Why We Need To Hear More Positive Breastfeeding Stories

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents

Claudia, 32, a Chicago-based bankruptcy attorney, has a 3-year-old daughter she nursed for more than 10 months, until she got pregnant with her second...

5 Ways To Change The Conversation About Breastfeeding And Formula

Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents

By Kim Simon, Suzanne Barston and Jamie Lynne Grumet Shame. Isolation. Guilt. Loneliness. Pride. Perseverance. Hope. Encouragement. La...

Lisa Belkin

Bloggers Start A Movement To Support All Moms, No Matter How They Feed

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...