Posts tagged "breastfeeding"

Mommie Dearest: Shaming Women For Public Breastfeeding? There Should Be A Fine For That!

Another country making leaps and bounds over the US when it comes to supporting mothers? Insert my not-at-all-shocked face here. The Brazilian city of São Paulo recently approved a bill that will fine people $150 for shaming women who breastfeed in public. That's right. Women in São Paulo who are nursing their babies no longer…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton Pulls The Grandma Card In Support Of Vaccines

The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let's protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 3, 2015 Of course Hillary Clinton supports vaccines, she’s sane. [Associated Press] The man behind the revenge porn web site YouGotPosted is facing up to 20 years in prison i…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 3, 2015

Mommie Dearest: The Facebook Crowd-Sourcing Guide To Sleep-Training, Feeding & Vaccinating Your Baby

My Facebook feed is exploding with new babies. Adorable, squishy, big-eyed baby pictures are popping up all over the place, and most of them belong to first time parents. One of the great things about social media is that I have easy access to an array of newborn cuteness, from friends across the globe. At…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / January 20, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Pope Francis Gives Breastfeeding In Public His Holy Endorsement

Breastfeeding in public just got a major, holy, endorsement. Pope Francis recently told mothers that they could breastfeed in the Sistine Chapel. While presiding over the baptism of 33 babies, the leader of the Catholic church said, “You mothers give your children milk and even now, if they cry because they are hungry, breastfeed them,…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / January 13, 2015

UVA Fraternity Has Been Reinstated After Police Found A Lack Of Evidence Supporting Gang Rape Allegations

The UVA fraternity at the center of Rolling Stone’s gang rape article was reinstated after police found no substantive evidence that a gang rape occurred. [NBC] New York City’s police investigator general has found that New York police officers are too quick to resort to chokeholds, which were banned in 1993. [New York Times] There…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 12, 2015

Alyssa Milano Asks Why Her Breastfeeding Selfie Received More Backlash Than Kim Kardashian’s Naked Pics

Actress Alyssa Milano, whose breastfeeding selfie apparently received a ton of backlash, wondered why she took more heat than Kim Kardashian did for her naked Paper magazine photo shoot. She tweeted, "Wait! I don’t get it. No disrespect to Kim but… people are offended by my breastfeeding selfies & are fine with her (amazing) booty…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2014

Mommie Dearest: On Breastfeeding In Bars

Sometimes it feels like moms who breastfeed in public can’t catch a break. Or, in the case of a Virginia mother, a few sips of beer. A woman identified as “Crystal” was thrown out of Big Woody’s Bar and Grill for drinking a beer while she nursed her baby. Crystal says she only had one…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 11, 2014

Anthropologie Told Nursing Mom To Feed Her Kid In The Toilet

Breastfeeding moms held a "nurse-in" at Anthropologie after a woman shopping in a Los Angeles store was escorted by a manager to the bathroom to continue feeding her kid. Might I remind you that breastfeeding in public is legal in California? And that no one should have to hang out in the toilet any longer…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

Glamour Photographs Olivia Wilde Breastfeeding At A Diner Wearing A Fancy Gown, As You Do

“Being shot with [my son] Otis is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn’t complete without my identity as a mother being a part of that. Breast-feeding is the most natural thing. I don’t know, now it feels like Otis should always be on my breast. It felt like we were capturing that multifaceted…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2014

You Can Add Gwen Stefani To The List Of Celebs Who Are Totally Cool With Breastfeeding

In another step towards killing the taboo surrounding the totally normal act that is breastfeeding, Gwen Stefani shared this sweet photo of herself nursing her baby son Apollo. Casually hanging out next to a Swiss mountain makes motherhood a bit more picturesque for her than the average parent, but I'm still loving that she posted thi…

By: Claire Hannum / July 28, 2014

Awesome Teenage Barista Defends Breastfeeding Mom Against Bully, Is My New Hero

Given all the stories we hear about women getting flack for breastfeeding in public, it's so uplifting to hear about the experience of Julia Wykes, who was defended by a teenage Starbucks barista. Wykes stopped at the coffee shop while running errands with her five-month-old son; when he started to get cranky in line, she sat dow…

By: Claire Hannum / July 4, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Meet The #FreeTheNipple Activist Who Wants Areolas To Be Free

In 2011, actress and filmmaker Lina Esco went with a handful of friends to Occupy Wall Street, curious to see the response to a group of topless women. “Within minutes there were hundreds of people taking pictures, and they didn’t know what to do with these boobs," Esco told The Frisky. "After 10 minutes, I…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / June 16, 2014

Breastfeeding Selfies Are All The Rage, Apparently

There's a new photo trend: breastfeeding selfies. That's right. Intimate breastfeeding moments are making their way to social media. Moms are using the selfie trend to document the intimate mother-child bonding moment (or just to challenge the off-limits status of breastfeeding in public). Read more on Lifetime Moms...

By: Lifetime Moms / June 13, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Mom Breastfeeds At College Graduation, Heads Explode

Sigh. Here we go again. People are currently in an uproar over a photo of a mother breastfeeding her daughter taken while at her college graduation. 25-year-old Karlesha Thurman posted the photo to the Black Women Do Breastfeed Facebook page, which reposted it for her, and it quickly went viral. Many people were shocked and…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / June 12, 2014

Emily Blunts Talks About Her Enormous Milk-Filled Tits On “Ellen”

There's a lot to love about Emily Blunt, not the least of which is that I don't think she would mind me referring to her breasts as "enormous milk-filled tits" in the title of this post. She's a saucy Brit after all. Emily stopped by "Ellen" and showed off a first pic of her and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 14, 2014

Mommie Dearest: An Interview With Dana Ben-Ari, The Filmmaker Behind “Breastmilk”

Breastfeeding: it's one of those heated topics of motherhood where everyone has an opinion and they’re not afraid to share it. For me, nursing was just something that was a part of having a baby. I was breastfed, I grew up among women who breastfed, and it was assumed that I would as well whe…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 2, 2014

Another Day, Another Mom Kicked Out Of A Store For Breastfeeding

Wioletta Komar, a 25-year-old mom of two, is demanding an apology from the retailer Sports Direct after she was forced from of their stores for breastfeeding her son. Komar was waiting for her father, who was to trying on a t-shirt, when she began to nurse her baby son, Daniel. "My son started crying, so…

By: Claire Hannum / April 25, 2014

This Mom Broke A World Record For Breast Milk Donation

Amelia Boomker, a 36-year-old Illinois mom, has donated more breast milk than any other woman in the world. The mom of four boys -- Danny, Liam, Ryan and Connor -- is now a Guinness World Record holder, having pumped 16,321 fluid ounces of milk since 2008. That equates to 41 two-liter bottles of soda or 4,000…

By: Claire Hannum / March 30, 2014

Feminist Dads Pretend To Breastfeed For An Awesome New Campaign

Photographer and father of two, Hector Cruz, believes that dads should know just as much about latching, pumping, mastitis and nipple cream as new mothers do. That's why he founded Project Breastfeeding, an organization whose mission is to destigmatize public breastfeeding, educate men about what a vital role they play, and empower and support women.

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 7, 2014

New Moms In The UAE Are Now Required To Breastfeed For Two Years

New mothers in the United Arab Emirates are now required by law to breastfeed their babies for two years, according to a clause in the country's Child Rights law. Mothers who cannot nurse would be provided with a wet nurse by the government.  One viewpoint held by the council is that children have the right…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2014
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