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Breastfeeding in Public

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

Clint Edwards | Posted 09.12.2014 | 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 08.18.2014 | 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 08.07.2014 | 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 08.07.2014 | 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 08.08.2014 | 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 08.01.2014 | 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 08.01.2014 | 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 08.01.2014 | 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...

Summer Travel Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

Joy Kosak | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Joy Kosak

Though vacations are a great way to rest and recharge, traveling while breastfeeding can be tricky. Here are some tips to ensure that mom can enjoy her vacation while caring for baby.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

Brian Leaf | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

Breast milk is beyond science. We have yet to fully understand it, and we will certainly never reproduce its equal in a laboratory. It is a mystery, like quantum physics and black holes and the appeal of Bikram yoga.

Here's What Happened When A Mom Posted A Photo Of Herself Breastfeeding At Graduation

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents

A baby's gotta eat when a baby's gotta eat -- even if that baby is at her mom's graduation ceremony. Enter 25-year-old Karlesha Thurman who nursed ...

Time Waits for No Hungry Infant: Understanding Why May Help Business

Malika Shah | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Malika Shah

Breastfeeding in public has been a hot button global debate over parental rights and public behaviors for decades. New furor ignited recently in England when a mother was ousted from a store for nursing her child.

6 Common Reactions to Breastfeeding

Supriya Kelkar | Posted 06.08.2014 | 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 05.04.2014 | 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.