Posts tagged "breastfeeding"

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

Pope Gives Thumbs Up To Moms Breastfeeding In Sistine Chapel

“Today, the choir will sing, but the most beautiful choir of all is the choir of the infants who will make a noise. Some will cry because they are not comfortable or because they are hungry. If they are hungry, mothers, feed them, without thinking twice. Because they are the most important people here.”
It’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2014

Mommie Dearest: The Good, The Meh & The Ugly In 2013 Parenting Headlines

As 2013 draws to a close, let’s take a look at the Good, the Meh, and the Ugly in the world of motherhood this past year.

By: Avital Norman Nathman / December 24, 2013

Mom Plans To Breastfeed Until Her Daughter Is 10 — Yes, 10

Leading the way in creating Mommy Issues For 20-somethings of the future, Maha Al Musa, a 51-year-old mom who told the UK tabloid New! that she plans to breastfeed her daughter Aminah until she is 10 years old. Yes, you read that correctly. She’ll be breastfeeding her child until the 5th grade.

Aminah,…

By: Claire Hannum / October 3, 2013

Terrified Mother Passes On Breastfeeding Baby Born With Two Bottom Teeth

When 26-year-old Vicki Griffiths gave birth to baby Eva earlier this month, she was looking forward to breastfeeding her child. That is, until she discovered that Eva was born with two formidable, bottom teeth. Griffiths quickly changed her mind and went with bottle feeding.

“She had her mouth closed to begin with, so…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 19, 2013

Mommie Dearest: Breastfeeding Shouldn’t Make Men And Women Unequal As Parents

When it comes to mothering and the so-called “Mommy Wars,” the one debate that will seemingly never die is the one centered around breastfeeding. I’ve written extensively about breastfeeding in the past, and in my day job I work on finding accessible ways to educate pregnant women about breastfeeding, in the hopes that they’ll at…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / August 23, 2013

Yoga Mom Takes Breastfeeding To A Whole New Level

Amy Woodruff, the hand-standing, breastfeeding mom pictured above is a blogger and a yogi who sells handmade goods on Etsy.  On her blog, Daughter of the Sun, she explains the circumstances of the photo, which she posted back in April:
“The truth is we were living on a small community in Hawaii where our land wa…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 15, 2013

Let The Breastfeeding Debates Begin! Selma Blair Breastfeeds In Public

Selma Blair breastfed her kid in a very public place: The Grove in Los Angeles. The Grove is a large outdoors Disney-esque shopping center. There’s even a trolley, on which Ms. Blair took her breastfeeding break.

There are two arguments that are inevitably going to come out of this:

Should women breastfeed…

By: Evil Beet Gossip / August 12, 2013

Not This Crap Again: Texas Mom Stands Up For Her Right To Breastfeed In Public

Lucy Eades was at the Burleson Recreation Center in Texas with her husband and 16-day-old infant waiting for their older daughter to finish her dance class when the baby became hungry. Eades breastfeeds and damn well knows that it is her legal right in Texas to breastfeed in a public place. An employee, however, did…

By: Mary Odell / August 10, 2013

Women Receives Free Pizza For Breastfeeding At A Restaurant

When Jackie Johnson-Smith’s child began to cry during dinner at Fong’s Pizza in Iowa, as you might expect, she fed the child and then exited the restaurant to avoid disturbing other diners. Johnson-Smith happens to breastfeed her baby, a practice that is often met with a lot of opposition in public. This time, however, she…

By: Mary Odell / July 19, 2013

Police Called To New York Country Club Over Breastfeeding

Police were called to a country club in White Plains, New York, earlier this month because the wife of a United Nations employee was breastfeeding the couple’s child during lunch. After the police arrived, the the couple was accused of terrorism. What a complete and utter embarrassment this entire story is!  FYI: in New York, wome…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2013

Should A Florida Mom Have Been Allowed To Bring Her Baby To Her Exam?

Naptime, feeding time … final exam? For Rebecca Mabrey, 25, of Jacksonville, Florida, that was how her and her 10-month-old baby’s afternoon was going to play out. But she was denied entrance to her final exam at Florida State College for bringing the kiddo along.

Mabrey argued that the exam fell right betwee…

By: Mary Odell / June 25, 2013

And Now We Have Breast Milk Jewelry

Strands from baby’s first haircut. The first tooth. Tiny footprints sunk into clay. Some parents even tuck away the dried stump of the umbilical cord or the stick pregnancy test as a touching memento marking the milestones of their kids. The latest? Breast milk jewelry, on sale at the handmade marketplace Etsy. Few issues polarize…

By: Newser / April 11, 2013

“Model” Samantha Boing Boing Breastfeeds A Calf, Posts Proof On Instagram

Good morning! Have you had your coffee yet? Great! Because you’ll need something in your system to help you digest these glorious photos of Brazilian “model” Sabrina Boing Boing breastfeeding a calf. Ms. Boing Boing, whose chief talent appears to be hiring herself out as a Pamela Anderson impersonator, posted the photos on Instagram, with…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 28, 2013

Mayim Bialik’s Son Has Quit The Tit!

“Well, nay-sayers, prepare to be proven wrong. All of you snarky mamas who glared at me nursing my 3 1/2-year-old on the NYC subway, prepare to be amazed. And to all of my family and friends who wanted to chastise me about nursing a walking, talking, thinking, laughing little man named Fred, thanks for holding…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2013

The Soapbox: Why Is Facebook So Against Breastfeeding?

For all the pomp and circumstance of having nursed my son until he was three-years-old, I’ve only ever dealt with somebody negatively commenting on it twice. The first time happened when my son was around 18 months old. We were visiting family in southern Connecticut and ended up at a Johnny Rockets for lunch. A…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 21, 2012

8 Really Crazy Breastfeeding Stories

I talked about Terri Graham in last week’s episode of “What We Missed” because, well, her story confounded me. To refresh your memory, Terri is the 44-year-old mother of two who bottle-fed her children, but breastfeeds her dog, a pug named Spider. There will be a full-length interview with Terri coming out in Closer Magazine. I’m…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 22, 2012

The Soapbox: Breastfeeding Professor Brings Sick Baby To Class, Heads Explode

At this point, I’m absolutely over the phrase “having it all.” It’s been beaten to death, taken out of context, used as link bait, etc… And I’m over it. I’m mostly over it because it’s a convoluted concept. “Having it all” doesn’t have one universal definition and it is something we only lord over the…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 10, 2012