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Breast Pumping

MIT Is Hosting Hackathons To 'Make The Breast Pump Not Suck'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents

Earlier this year, writers Courtney E. Martin and John Cary posed an important question in a New York Times piece entitled, "Shouldn’t the Breast Pu...

My Complicated Relationship With Breastfeeding

Emily Hatch | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Emily Hatch

What a wild ride breastfeeding has been. I've never been so determined to do anything, or so ill prepared.

If Men Nursed Babies

Vanessa Loder | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Vanessa Loder

If men nursed babies instead of women, there would be a pumping room on every floor of every office building with a flat screen TV playing SportsCenter, plush couches to sit on and lots of free food -- bowls of nuts, hoagies, along with two big coolers to provide plenty of water and Gatorade to keep everyone hydrated.

When Breast Milk Doesn't Come From Breasts

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

Micah and Zachary needed my milk and my presence. I would not sacrifice either to make anyone, including myself, comfortable. Feeding tubes and bottles are not how I planned to nourish my babies, but the important thing is that they received my milk and all of my love.

Dave Jamieson

The Horrifying Struggles Of Breastfeeding Moms Who Need To Pump At Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

Complaints filed with the Labor Department show that breastfeeding mothers can face serious hardships when they need to pump at work, including lost w...

When Mother's Milk Was All I Had to Give

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

The one way I could nurture my fragile babies was by giving them my milk. Making milk was my one source of empowerment, when all of my motherly duties and responsibilities were taken away and given to clinicians.

What I Didn't Expect To Happen When I Stopped Pumping

Dana Mark | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

It has been 27 hours since I've pumped. I'm uncomfortable and my breasts are engorged, but they've felt worse. The pain, itself, is not so bad. I just wasn't expecting the emotional part to hurt so much.

Breastfeeding My Second Baby: No Pump Needed

Maia James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Maia James

I have gotten as far as taking the breast pump out of storage, but I cannot seem to make myself use it. It just seems like too much effort with not enough payoff, although some of my friends have expressed annoyance that I cannot be more flexible.

If You Don't Support Breastfeeding In Public, You Don't Support Breastfeeding

Katharine McKinney | Posted 09.26.2013 | Parents
Katharine McKinney

Breastfeeding whenever, wherever a child is hungry is an integral component of breastfeeding success. To take that away is to inhibit mothers who only want to do right by their child.

ACLU Settles Breastfeeding Case

Posted 09.19.2012 | Denver

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado announced on Tuesday that it had won an confidential settlement in a discrimination case on behalf of t...

AFTER THE NICU
The Hard Lesson I Learned When My Baby Came Home

Jessica Valenti | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents
Jessica Valenti

Our ability to nurse is presented to American women as the most basic, natural thing a woman can do for her child. So when it doesn't work, we're blamed.

Choosing to Latch On

Rebecca Hughes Parker | Posted 10.08.2012 | Parents
Rebecca Hughes Parker

Taking that formula and the coupons from the pro-breast milk NICU, I felt like I was reading a woman's magazine with a too-skinny model on the cover and a feature story inside about positive body image.

Breaking the Code of Parental Silence

Sarah Buttenwieser | Posted 08.11.2012 | Parents
Sarah Buttenwieser

To talk about diapers or even breast pumps is one thing, it's fully another navigate adolescence. The stories and the issues, they belong, during these years, to your children.

Police: Man Says He Taped Co-Worker Breast-Pumping In Her Office

Posted 06.06.2012 | Parents

For a new mother who works at DeSales University in Center Valley, Penn., the simple act of pumping breastmilk at work led to extreme distress when sh...

Breast feeding: Behind closed doors only?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Another skirmish in the breastfeeding wars was reported in the New York Times (Breast-Feeding Boutique in Feud with Condo Board). A condo association ...

Hey IRS: Give Breastfeeding Mothers A Break

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

The Internal Revenue Service does not allow nursing mothers to use their tax-sheltered health care accounts to pay for breastfeeding supplies, which includes breast pumps.

This Sucks -- Breast Pumping at Work: Peaceful Revolution

Katrina Alcorn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katrina Alcorn

Many of our employers and coworkers remain woefully ignorant about breastfeeding; without realizing it, they put us in situations that can be thoroughly humiliating.