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Breastfeeding in Public

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 07.21.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 07.02.2014 | 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 06.26.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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.

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

Kim Simon | Posted 04.28.2014 | 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."