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Breastfeeding in Public

Internet Cheers For Photo Of Mom Breastfeeding At Graduation

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents

On the day of her graduation from the University of the Sunshine Coast, 24-year-old Jacci Sharkey posed proudly for a photo in her cap and gown while ...

What's Wrong With Celebrating Breastfeeding?

Tina Donvito | Posted 11.03.2014 | 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 10.31.2014 | 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

Photographer's Nursing Experience Inspires 'Normalize Breastfeeding' Project

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.17.2014 | Parents

When Vanessa Simmons had her first baby seven years ago, the experience, she said, was "amazing." The 32-year-old Ghanaian-American photographer had t...

The Beautiful Breastfeeding Photograph Causing A Stir Online

Mama Bean | Posted 10.15.2014 | 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.

What Breastfeeding Moms All Over The World Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.25.2014 | Parents

Though each mom's feeding experience is unique, a new global breastfeeding survey by Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc., highlights which elements of breastf...

Watching My Wife Breastfeed In Hiding Showed Me I Was Part Of The Problem

Clint Edwards | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

I'd never seen my wife breastfeed in a bathroom. I'd only imagined it. However, looking at these photos really hit home. I felt terrible for her. I felt angry that she felt shamed into doing this to feed our baby.

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...

Moms Dance To Celebrate Breastfeeding

Mama Bean | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

So as we bid farewell to the seven days allocated to celebrate breastfeeding, I personally pledge to continue my celebrations.

Arianna Huffington Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week With A Beautiful Throwback Photo

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents

As part of HuffPost Parents' celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, which ended August 7, and National Breastfeeding Month, which continues through ...

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.

Leave The Nursing Moms Be

Natasha Walizer | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Natasha Walizer

Come on people, what is the big deal? It is our God-given gift to be able to nurse our children when we can, so if you mum's can and are willing, by all means, please do so. Nourish your bundle. Feed them. Satisfy them.

It Takes a Village to Breastfeed a Child

Emma Saloranta | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Emma Saloranta

If all children were breastfed within an hour of birth and given only breast milk for the first six months with continued breastfeeding up to the age of two, up to 800,000 child lives would be saved annually.

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...

Mom Photographs The Places She Has Pumped To Show Working Parents' Reality

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents

Sarah Beaulieu was tired of pumping in silence, so to speak. The mother of two was on a business trip, struggling to squeeze in a breast milk pumpi...

On The Completely Wonderful World Of Extended Breastfeeding

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Katie Mgongolwa

I hope during World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) we are able to have a dialogue that acknowledges that breastfeeding past the age of 1 is normal, and healthy, and wonderful -- not weird or sexual or gross.

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.

These Are All The States Where It's Legal To Breastfeed In Public

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents

We often hear about, report on, and share stories about moms who are given a hard time for breastfeeding in public. In some cases, these women are ask...

What I Really Want When It Comes To Breastfeeding

Kate Fridkis | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Kate Fridkis

I would like to breastfeed my baby without being given the impression that I am doing something scandalous.

Principal's Letter To Breastfeeding Mom Causes Outrage

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 07.18.2014 | Parents

When Andrea Scannell took her children to have lunch at a Utah middle school's summer lunch program, she never expected breastfeeding her infant there...

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.

#FreetheNipple and NoMorePage3: Changing Our View of Women's Breasts

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Elisabeth Dale

#FreetheNipple and #NoMorePage3 share the same feminist goal: greater equality for women. One is focused on removing legal discrimination. The other asks that women be treated with the same dignity and respect as men.

The Disturbing Trend I Noticed When My Breastfeeding Story Went Viral

Julia Wykes | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Julia Wykes

I am truly afraid of what it means for our society that adult women find it acceptable to insult and belittle other women for breastfeeding in public -- basically for having breasts and using them as nature intended.

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...