Last month, the Interwebs were abuzz over pics of with two Airmen breastfeeding in uniform. Terran Echegoyen-McCabe and Christina Luna were not violating a specific policy against breastfeeding, but an Air Force spokesperson said Airmen must project a “professional image at all times while in uniform.” They were somewhat lucky: earlier this month, the spokeswoman for Mom2Mom, the organization behind the nursing pics, found herself out of a job. Crystal Scott was fired from her job as an X-ray technician in Washington and was told by her employer it was “due to the media.” Keep reading »
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Pregnant Snooki is going to poop out a little guido sometime this fall and is turning to someone older and wiser for guidance about breastfeeding. Naturally, the only D-list celebrity whose skin is orange enough to be to taken seriously by young Snooks is Big Ang from “Mob Wives.” They might be each other’s spirit animals. Although, really, if Snooki had boob job questions, couldn’t she just ask JWoww? [VH1]
- Apparently some people are pissed off about a photograph of two Air Force servicewomen, Terran Echegoyen-McCabe and Christina Luna, breastfeeding their children in uniform, calling it a “disgrace.” What, soldiers aren’t supposed to have boobs (or babies)? Soldiers aren’t supposed to appear nurturing? Echegoyen-McCabe told MSNBC, “There isn’t a policy saying we can or cannot breast-feed in uniform. I think it’s something that every military mom who is breast-feeding has done.” The Air Force said it has no policy against breastfeeding in uniform, but released a statement urging “airmen” to project a “professional image at all times while in uniform.” Frankly, I think these photos are extremely cool! [MSNBC] [Photos by Brynja Sigurdardottir]
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America has officially endorsed President Obama for reelection, calling Mitt Romney “wrong for women.” [Los Angeles Times] Keep reading »
Whoa. Hi there, TIME magazine. You went there, didn’t you?
I’m as pro-breastfeeding-in-public as one can be, but this cover photo the intentional provocation of this cover annoys me. The 26-year-old mother Jamie Lynne Grumet is model-hot and that’s no accident; nor is it an accident that her child she is breastfeeding is three-years-old, an age which some may argue is “too old” to be nursing at their mama’s breast. I make no judgments about this mother’s attachment parenting or breastfeeding. But I wonder, will the visceral reaction to this provocative cover — which I would place bets on being covered up at newsstands, a la Cosmopolitan titties — do more harm to the parenting tactics she believes in than it will do good?
On the subject of breastfeeding in public, I’m the most hippie-dippy of the hippy-dippies. Whip those puppies out any place you want, mama!
But one place I’ll agree breastmilk does not belong is this South Korean Oreo cookie ad. (See the full pic after the jump.) Keep reading »
Debates have flared over where it’s okay for women to breastfeed, but here’s one location that’s definitely off-limits — inside a stranger’s home with someone else’s baby.
That’s what happened in South Dakota where a mom was startled to find a woman she didn’t know breastfeeding her child in her Brookings bedroom on Sunday, radio station KJJQ reported. Read more…
- Last summer, Nirvana Jennette’s pastor compared her breastfeeding her baby in a Georiga church to stripping. Now she and other breastfeeding advocates have organized a nurse-in on Monday at five sites around the state demanding Georgia toughen its breastfeeding laws. [TIME]
- A criminal complains has been filed this week against a suburban New York woman named Annie George who kept an immigrant Indian woman as a slave in her home, forcing her to work 17-hour days seven days a week and sleep in a walk-in closet. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center was tipped off to the immigrant woman’s working conditions. [Raw Story]
- Maryland’s governor signed a bill yesterday legalizing gay marriage, which takes effect in 2013. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »