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Nursing in Public

Working Moms Breastfeed In Uniform In Stunning Photos

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.25.2016 | Parents

Following up on her viral photos of moms nursing in military and firefighter uniforms, photographer Tara Ruby is showcasing even more badass breastfee...

Mom Shares Simple But Empowering Breastfeeding Experience

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents

Stories about breastfeeding in public often involve criticism, shame and other negative reactions. But a North Carolina mom was pleasantly surprised w...

We Need to Talk About Sippy Cups

Mama Bean | Posted 03.30.2016 | Parents
Mama Bean

Why -- why -- do people assume that babies, toddlers and children who are breastfed receive no other food or drink? Nil. Zip. Diddly squat. On what planet does that make even an ounce of sense?

Photographer Responds To Horror Stories About Pumping At Work With Stunning Series

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.18.2016 | Parents

A new photo series is raising awareness about workplace discrimination against breastfeeding moms. Singapore-based photographer and nursing mom Jen Pa...

Viral Video Reveals The Problematic Way Society Views Breasts

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents

One week after a video he made about public breastfeeding video went viral, Joey Salads is back with another social experiment that looks at the probl...

Viral Video Shows The Rude Ways People Treat Breastfeeding Women

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents

Following on the heels of Trollstation's viral public breastfeeding video, YouTube star Joey Salads has brought the U.K.-based social experiment to th...

This Mom Nursed Her Baby on the Bathroom Floor

Mama Bean | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

There is no way of saying it that makes it any easier to hear. It's 2015 and we have a 1 in 4 chance of being ridiculed, shamed or harassed for feeding human babies human milk... isn't it time that changed?

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 01.29.2016 | 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.