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Breastfeeding in Public

6 Common Reactions to Breastfeeding

Supriya Kelkar | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
Supriya Kelkar

My son comfort-nursed for hours at a time in the early days and then reverted to nursing through the night, much more frequently than every two hours, in the later months. But through the almost year-and-a-half adventure, I started to notice there were six types of reactions to a mother breastfeeding her child.

You Can Breastfeed In My Restaurant Anytime

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

No one should ever feel embarrassed or ashamed to feed her baby in a restaurant or mall. Moms should feed their babies anywhere they like.

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

Kim Simon | Posted 02.26.2014 | 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.

Moms Call Delta Airlines' Breastfeeding Policy Into Question

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.21.2014 | Parents

It all started with a simple tweet. "What's your breastfeeding policy?" Lindsay Jaynes asked Delta Airlines' customer service Twitter account, @Del...

The Day Someone Threw Me A Rope

Allison Tate | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Allison Tate

We all need to be ready to throw ropes to other moms when we see them struggling; we are, after all, the ones who know how long the rope needs to be to reach them, because we have been there.

Go Breastfeed In The Bathroom? Thanks, But No Thanks.

Jade Beall | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Jade Beall

I got over being petrified at offending someone so I could feed my baby. I got over not wanting to photograph myself breastfeeding. I got over needing to feel shameful for what I needed to do.

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.

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...

I Don't Care What You Think Of Me Breastfeeding In Public

Kate Fridkis | Posted 02.04.2014 | Parents
Kate Fridkis

Breastfeeding is not political for me. It's not a statement. It's not a battle that I'm fighting in the mythic mommy wars. I don't even have to tell myself it will cure cancer and make my baby brilliant. I just do it because Eden needs to eat and I need to feed her.

7 Things More Offensive Than Public Breastfeeding

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Sheila Moeschen

The shame meted out on women and the harsh public criticism leveled on moms over openly breastfeeding makes no sense -- especially when there are so many other disgusting things we, as humans, allow other humans to do unchecked, unpoliced and unpunished.

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.

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...

Support for Nursing Moms Provides Healthier Workforce

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D., R.N. | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Nancy Hurst, Ph.D., R.N.

Wellness programs have blossomed because healthy employees tend to be happier, more productive and less costly from an insurance perspective. As companies continue to evolve their healthy initiatives, the next logical step is to improve the environment for nursing mothers.

Mother Made to Feel Embarrassed About Breastfeeding On Flight -- It's Time For New Policies

Hayley Krischer | Posted 10.08.2013 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

A mother breastfeeding her baby on an American Airlines flight last week was told by a stewardess that she needed to "cover up" while breastfeeding. The stewardess first shot dirty looks to the breastfeeding mother then demanded the mother put a blanket over her son "because there are kids on this flight."

I Owe All The Breastfeeding Moms An Apology

Kim Simon | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

I am a formula mom. I am a breastfeeding mom. I know what it feels like when your breasts "let-down," and I know what it feels like when your heart "lets-down." The beauty of our stories is that we are all feeding with love.

WATCH: Poet's Viral Defense Of Breastfeeding In Public

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 07.09.2013 | Parents

Mothers who have been shamed for breastfeeding in public have a new anthem. British poet Holly McNish's incredible spoken word poem, "Embarrassed,"...

Why I Nursed My Toddler At LEGOLAND

Katharine McKinney | Posted 07.27.2013 | Parents
Katharine McKinney

I had a decision to make. Do I make a production out of gathering up the older children, which could actually take until closing, while the 2-year-old cries, disturbing those around him? Do I wander around an unfamiliar mall in an strange city trying to find a more discreet place to nurse my son?

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.

WATCH: Mom Speaks Out About Infamous Breastfeeding Photo

Posted 04.05.2013 | Parents

On Thursday, Gina Crosley-Corcoran, aka "The Feminist Breeder", joined HuffPost Live to discuss debates that surround breastfeeding in public. Or, in ...

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.

The Great News About Breastfeeding: Americans Support Nursing Moms at Work, in Public

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Christopher

Americans want nursing moms to get the support they need in hospitals, workplaces and public spaces.

White House Reporter Balances Working And Breastfeeding | Posted 05.08.2013 | Media

When I imagined my journalism career, I never pictured myself standing shirtless in a unisex bathroom in the White House....

It's Vegas, (Breastfeeding) Baby, Vegas!

Corinne McDermott | Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents
Corinne McDermott

When I think of a family vacation destination, Las Vegas is not exactly the first place that springs to mind. But the response of a Las Vegas institution to an issue surrounding a breastfeeding mother has surprised me enough to consider it.

PHOTOS: Massive Breastfeeding Scandal At Hollister

Posted 01.08.2013 | Parents

We hadn’t heard about a mom being shamed in public for breastfeeding all year. Granted, it has only been a week, but we were hopeful that 2013 might...