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Nursing in Public

My Apology Letter To Breastfeeding Moms

Christy DeGallerie | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Christy DeGallerie

Keep ignoring the continuous weird looks from strangers while you're nursing. Think of me, and how I've changed; know that there is hope, and ignorance can fade.

Nursing at the Grocery Store

Mama Bean | Posted 08.05.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

My daughter, without a care in the world, lifted up her shirt and pretend-nursed her baby doll. It was all just so usual, so everyday, so normal. Because my daughter is a breastfeeding advocate -- she is normalizing the normal without even trying to... since this truly is her norm.

Why Nursing In Public Should Be No Big Deal

Mama Bean | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

Let's nurse until they are bored of watching... let's breastfeed until no more heads turn or faces flush. Let's normalize it together, as we nourish our children.

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 ...

About the Mom Banned From School for Breastfeeding

Mama Bean | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

There seem to be two sets of common rules for breastfeeding. The first set, is what we call The Law. It's real, it's supposed to be enforced and is apparently understood. The second set is a bit of a grey area. It's imaginary, unjust when enforced and totally impossible to understand.

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

What's The Problem With A Little Side Boob?

Mama Bean | Posted 12.28.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

Because we all know that breasts sell almost anything, we barely even notice the cleavage on billboards or magazine covers... but when faced with a nursing mother's bare skin, there is outrage.

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.

Two Breastfeeding Statistics That Made Me Smile (and One That Didn't)

Mama Bean | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

The important fact is, this conversation is happening. Breastfeeding is being talked about and the questions are being asked.

17 Families Show The World Why They Support Breastfeeding

Mama Bean | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

I support breastfeeding. Even though it has been one of the hardest, most emotionally challenging experiences I have ever had, I support breastfeeding.

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.

Advice for Overcoming Breastfeeding Roadblocks | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents

Knowing the benefits is only a part of what allows you to achieve the "winning goal" of exclusive breastfeeding. It's also important to have good information and support on your side.

How Breastfeeding Gave Me My Power Back

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 10.04.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

It took me three years and several rounds of IVF to get pregnant and I was acutely aware that this would most likely be the only time I would ever be able to experience it. In my mind, I worked hard and paid a lot of money to get knocked up, so I wanted to enjoy all of the bells and whistles.

When Will The Breast vs. Formula War Be Over?

Mama Bean | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

Supporting breastfeeding does not go hand-in-hand with hating formula feeding. It is in itself a perfectly legitimate position to take; an independent cause to fight for.

British Café Offers Breastfeeding Mothers a Pit Stop

Mama Bean | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

I love the simplicity, the hurried writing and the little smiley at the bottom. I love the Britishness and most of all, I love the message.

A Very Normal Supermodel

Mama Bean | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

Natalia Vodianova, you are beautiful. Not because of your symmetrically-proportioned face or your slim physique or clear complexion. You are beautiful because you are using your public platform to embrace motherhood.

My Answer When You Ask If We Really Need To See Breastfeeding

Mama Bean | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

If we continue to treat breastfeeding as a secret art form, reserved for private rooms and hushed conversations, it will remain a taboo.

Breastfeeding Mothers Need To Know That They Deserve More

Mama Bean | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

Now, I will nurse anywhere, but I didn't come to realize the power of my mama-stripes overnight. I had to see the gutter to make the choice to leave it. To make a stand; proud and determined that my daughter and I deserved more.

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.

19 Things That Would Be True If Men Could Breastfeed

Lyz Lenz | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

People who asked a man to "cover up" while breastfeeding could face a fine up to $2,000 or jail time for discrimination.

Jenna Wolfe Finds Out What It's Like To Breastfeed In Public

Posted 09.26.2013 | Parents

Impassioned blog posts, eloquent spoken word poems and a seemingly endless series of news stories about mothers who have been shamed for breastfeeding...

No, We Are Not Just Nurses!

Ajarat Bada | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ajarat Bada

Although, a recent career growth (spurted by my nursing career) has taken me to the world of public policy, nursing continues to seek me out to honor me. Once a nurse they say, you remain always a nurse.

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.