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Military Base Backtracks on Banning Women From Breastfeeding In Public

Ravishly | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents

Why override a clearly written (well, sort of) federal law that protects a mother's right to engage in an act that is so natural, so completely innocuous, that it shouldn't even require a law in the first place? Furthermore, why isn't anyone challenging this nonsense?

Olivia Wilde Isn't Apologizing For That Photo Of Her Breastfeeding

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents

Critics aren't going to get an apology out of Olivia Wilde for that photo of her breastfeeding son Otis, featured in a spread in September's Glamour m...

The Part Of The World Where People Literally Reach Out To Help Moms Breastfeed In Public

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents

While moms in America are often starred at or shamed for breastfeeding in public, the opposite is true in Africa. According to Sarah Sensamaust, a...

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...

22 Candid Photos That Show How Beautiful Breastfeeding Really Is

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents

Inspired by her reluctance to nurse in public, one photographer and mother of four is seeking to normalize the sight of breastfeeding and show support...

Barnes & Noble Pledges To Make Stores Breastfeeding-Friendly After Complaint

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK, July 9 (Reuters) - Bookstore chain Barnes & Noble Inc has pledged to make its stores friendly to nursing mothers as part of a settlement w...

Homeless Mom Says She Was Told To Cover Up While Breastfeeding In Hawaii Shelter

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents

As a homeless mom, Karen Penley likely hasn't had it too easy. Now she says a big obstacle is preventing her from fulfilling her baby's most basic nee...

Mom Finds Surprising Breastfeeding Ally In Teen Barista At Starbucks

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents

Stories about mothers who breastfeed in public tend to end in insults, tears, and all other sorts of negativity. So it's refreshing to hear about a mo...

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.

Inside the Politics of Breastfeeding Promotion

Shawn Baker | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Shawn Baker

It doesn't make headlines, but every year 800,000 children under five die because of poor breastfeeding practices. Scientific evidence about breastfeeding's extraordinary benefits continues to grow.

Pope Francis Supports Breastfeeding Enough To Know It Needs To Happen In Public

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Mothers, non-mothers, and celebrities alike have come to arms in the support of public breastfeeding, and now, so has the Pope. In an interview wit...

Why We Want Everyone To See This Movie

Ricki Lake | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Ricki Lake

Socially and politically, breastfeeding seems to be having a big moment in this country. Unlike the birth process, which happens quickly and is hidden from public view, decisions around breastfeeding follow mothers for several years and become unavoidably public.

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...

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.

Why I'm Glad Someone Told Me To Stop Breastfeeding In Public

Amber Hinds | Posted 09.14.2013 | Parents
Amber Hinds

No one would breastfeed for a year (which is really just the minimum recommendation) if we could not continue with our lives while doing so. If we were stuck at home, unable to go shopping, eat at restaurants or play with our older children, it would be impossible.

LOOK: Facebook Removed These Breastfeeding Photos

Posted 04.06.2013 | Parents

Facebook's community standards explicitly state that it is acceptable to share breastfeeding photos on the social network, and yet another mom has fou...

'The Milk Truck' Saves Breastfeeding Moms From Harassment

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.13.2012 | Weird News

Public breastfeeding is legal in most states, but mothers who try to do it are sometimes made to feel like boobs. Artist and mom Jill Miller wants ...

Breastfeeding Mother Sues Cook County For Ejecting Her From Courthouse

Posted 06.01.2012 | Chicago

A Skokie woman who was breastfeeding in a Cook County courthouse is suing the county and Sheriff Tom Dart after she says she was asked to relocate fro...

Seattle Council Protects Public Breastfeeding

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 06.09.2012 | Parents

SEATTLE -- It's already against Washington state law to discriminate against public breastfeeding, but the Seattle City Council on Monday specifically...

Swedish Twitter Starts 'Breastfeeding Riot'

Posted 03.26.2012 | Parents

Last week, Swedish mom of two Natashja Blomberg took over her country's Twitter account and started a very public "breastfeeding riot." Blomberg h...

Katherine Bindley

Facebook Pulls Breastfeeding Photos From 'Respect the Breast' | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.18.2012 | Parents

Breastfeeding mothers are accusing Facebook of censorship again. In what's become an ongoing quarrel, Heather Stultz and Cece Buehner, founders of a "...

Katherine Bindley

Breastfeeding Mom Protests Facebook Picture Ban | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents

The debate over how women choose to nurse their children -- not to mention where they do it, when they do it, and for how long -- has gone virtual. ...

The Law Moms All Over Have Been Waiting For

Posted 01.06.2012 | Parents

As part of Obama's health care reform legislation, employers are now, for the first time, federally mandated to provide nursing mothers with breaks an...

Breastfeeding Support Page Fights Facebook's Obscenity Policy | Posted 12.30.2011 | Parents

A breastfeeding support page, called Respect the Breast, has recently come to find itself under the watchful eye of the Facebook policy that says it p...