Posts tagged "breastfeeding"

Today’s Lady News: Michele Bachmann Bitches About Breastfeeding

Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) opposed a change in IRS code to offer tax deductions for breast pumps and complained that First Lady Michelle Obama's promotion of breastfeeding as an anti-obesity issue amounts to a "nanny state." [Minnesota Independent, The Grio, The Root] Amy DeLong , a lesbian Methodist minister in Wisconsin, is facing a church…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 16, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Lots Of Boobs At The Smithsonian On Saturday

Breastfeeding moms are holding a "nurse-in" at the Hirschorn Museum at the Smithsonian on Saturday after a woman who sat on a bench to nurse her daughter in January was told by a security guard to go feed the baby in the bathroom. A 1999 federal law states "a woman may breastfeed her child at…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2011

Miranda Kerr: “I Intend To Breastfeed For As Long As I Can”

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom welcomed son Flynn on January 6 and in addition to being in awe of her "beautiful little soul" the new mom is cherishing the experience of breastfeeding her newborn son. "I intend to breastfeed for as long as I can," she said. "My breast milk will give our little Fly…

By: Celebrity Baby Scoop / January 28, 2011

To Stop Your Dog From Barking, Breastfeed Her!

Single mother Suzanne Morgan made a life-changing discovery one evening after she put her daughter Tasha to bed. Her dog Dixie was howling, barking uncontrollably, hungry to be fed. She opened the cupboards and discovered they were bare. She was low on cash after her husband split. So instead of going to the store to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 6, 2011

Woman Still Breastfeeds 6-Year-Old!

If you're in the middle of your breakfast (or lunch), you may want to bookmark this article and come back to it later. That's because we're going to talk about breastfeeding, which is a beautiful and natural thing, to be sure, but when it's a 6-year-old who's suckling at momma's boob? Hmm, not so much.

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 9, 2010

Breastfeeding Is Like Slim Fast In Diapers, Says New PSA

Burning 500 calories a day without any cardiovascular exercise? Sign me up! Oh wait, you mean I have to go through childbirth and then breastfeed a baby? Damn it, New York State Department of Health. There you go burying the lede.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2010

Angry Moms Protest McD’s With A “Nurse-In”

Beware fast-food chains -- if you think you can stop breastfeeding moms from whipping out their boobs in your restaurants, think again! And take a lesson from the McDonald's in Glendale, AZ., which erroneously kicked out a woman breastfeeding in their store, despite the fact that Arizona law allows it. As a result of the…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 24, 2010

Quotable: Gisele Wants A Worldwide Law That Makes Breastfeeding Mandatory

"I think breastfeeding really helped me keep my figure. Some people here (in the US) think they don't have to breastfeed, and I think 'Are you going to give chemical food to your child when they are so little?' I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 3, 2010

British Magazine Writer Says Breastfeeding Is “Creepy” And I Kind Of Agree

Uh oh, mommy-blogger kerfluffle! The deputy editor of the UK's Mother and Baby magazine, Kathryn Blundell, has ruffled some feathers after describing breastfeeding as "creepy." In a recent article in Mother and Baby, Blundell wrote that she bottle-fed her baby because "seeing your teeny, tiny innocent baby latching on to where your lover has bee…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2010

Quotable: Kourtney Kardashian Weighs In On Breastfeeding-Gate To Say “Don’t Look”

"I know that for me, I need to try to cover myself while breastfeeding so that no one snaps a picture. If this wasn't the case, I probably wouldn't mind as much because my son is my biggest concern. My attitude is, if someone sees a little somethin' somethin', don't look if you don't like…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2010

Kim Kardashian Loves Big Boobs As Long As They’re Not Breastfeeding

Kim Kardashian generously shares her T&A with the world. But when it comes to a mother breast feeding her baby in public? Kim says, "EWW." On Saturday, the reality star tweeted that a woman sitting next to her at lunch was breastfeeding with no cover-up and then put the baby on the table to change

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 21, 2010

It’s Illegal To Refuse To Breastfeed An Adult Male In Saudi Arabia

A new law in Saudi Arabia has caused quite a bit of confusion. Are you sitting down? OK, so a strict version of Islam forbids women to come in contact with men who are not their relatives. And so the Saudis have issued a fatwa demanding that women who come into regular contact with unrelated…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 7, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Breastfeeding Billboard Pisses Off Peeps In Ohio

For some reason, people in Ohio are offended by a billboard that says "Breast Milk Satisfies" and shows a cute baby with milk — you know, breast milk! — dribbling out of his mouth. [Cleveland Leader] Another day, another sketchy "plastic surgery" incident: cops in Venezuela arrested two beauticians who pretended to be doctors and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 20, 2010

Breaking News: Boobs Are For Breastfeeding, Too!

Shocking, I know, but I had to break the news some time: Our fabulous funbags are actually biologically designed to feed hungry babies, not just to look tasty in a Body by Victoria C-cup. Alas, some Neanderthals can't handle such a bombshell about breasts — namely, folks in corporate America who'll do everything from tweet…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Photographer Says Facebook Removed Her Breast Photos

Australian photographer Gemma Rose-Turnbull says a Facebook administrator removed two of her photographs from the site's "Photos" section because they depicted exposed breasts. One photograph showed a baby being breastfed, while the other showed a topless middle-age woman. Turnbull also had "sexy" photographs, such as from a wet T-shirt contest, which were left up by…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 30, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Cops Come To Target Over A Breastfeeding Mom

Boobs splashed on the cover of Cosmo? Check! Boobs flopping around in shows like "The Girls Next Door" or movies like "The House Bunny"? Boobs feeding a hungry infant? OUTRAGE! Cops in Harper Woods, Michigan, responded to the scene of a ghastly breastfeeding-mother incident at a local Target. New mom Mary Martinez had been stopped…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2009

Men Can Breastfeed — Seriously!

Weird alert! Besides enhancing the pectorals of the male species, male nipples can actually play a purpose other than decoration. Since men posses both mammary glands and pituitary glands––the essentials for lactation -- they also have the ability to breastfeed. When the factors align properly, some doctors believe that men can partake in nourishing their…

By: Justine Fields / August 17, 2009

Is Drunk Breastfeeding A Form Of Child Abuse?

Add this to the list of things not to do while drunk: breastfeed. Stacey Anvarinia, 26, from North Dakota, didn’t catch that memo. Earlier this year, police officers responded to an unrelated call at her home when they noticed she was drinking while breastfeeding. The brilliant cops weren’t sure if that was okay, so they…

By: Justine Fields / June 24, 2009

Quickies!: Barack Obama Does Some Of The “Single Ladies” Choreography

President Obama "Put A Ring On It" in front of Beyonce. Priceless! [EW.com] Papa Simpson supposedly screwed Nick Lachey out of $500,000 for a fitness video, when he instead arranged for Jessica Simpson to do the video alone for the full price of $1 million. [Perez Hilton] -- Gotta love a dad who has your

By: Annika Harris / January 29, 2009

Facebook Makes A Fuss About Breastfeeding

Along with adults in Santa hats and Scientology, fury over women breastfeeding in public and in photos is something I just don't understand. The latest breast feeding scandal comes courtesy of Facebook, which removed photos of mothers nursing their babies from their personal pages. More than 58,000 people have joined a Facebook group called "Hey,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 22, 2008