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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 hoping it will go into more detail aboutwhy she didn’t or couldn’t breastfeed her kids. Because I need to understand that more thoroughly. Anyhow, a snippet from the article says that about two years ago, Terri’s dog developed an affinity for her breast milk after licking the nipple of a bottle pumped for her newborn son.

“Having Spider suckle on my boob means I finally feel complete and a better mother,” said Terri.

I’m just going to leave that there. Call me and interspecies breastfeeding shamer, that’s fine. I can’t say that I endorse doggie breastfeeding.

Click on through to see some more breastfeeding tales that will blow your mind. [Huffington Post]

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

"A Disgrace"
breastfeeding Air Force women
Air Force mamas photographed nursing called a disgrace. Read More »
"Reclaim Your Wife"
Company tweets bottles will help men "reclaim your wife." Read More »
Nursing Reality Show
A reality TV show about breastfeeding older children is on the way. Read More »
Nursing Is "Obscene"?
Funny Or Die removed a breastfeeding skit it found "obscene." Read More »

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 heads of women. It’s problematic on many levels, yet that doesn’t stop folks from hammering the point over and over and over again. But because the concept of “having it all” is so entrenched in our society, when an accomplished professor (of a feminist anthropology course, no less) ends up bringing her sick baby to the first day of class, and at one point nurses her, it becomes fodder for an investigative story.

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Breastfeeding Mom Banned From Maryland Gym

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Hot Links: Beyonce’s Bottle-Feeding Brouhaha

  • Beyonce is getting flack for bottle-feeding Blue Ivy after she posted this photo to her Tumblr. [The Stir]
  • Soon the Clintons could be Grandpa Bill and Grandma Hillary! Chelsea Clinton says she’s hoping to start a family “soon.” [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
  • Eek, here’s the douchiest breakup text we’ve seen this week. [TruTV] Keep reading »

Mom Sues After Parents Magazine Breastfeeding Video Ends Up On Porn Site

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Two years ago, a New Jersey mom filmed an educational video about breastfeeding for Parents magazine’s website and their associated YouTube channel.

Then, to MaryAnn Sahourey’s great horror, some asshole took the video, spliced it with pornography of a woman who looked like Sahourey having sex, and reposted it online. The kicker is that both Sahourey’s name and the the name of her infant daughter were posted along with it. Keep reading »

Company Tweets Baby Bottles Will Help “Reclaim Your Wife”

Nursing Show
A reality TV show about breastfeeding older children is on the way. Read More »
Erotic Breastfeeding
Man's erectile dysfunction was cured by his wife's breast milk. Read More »
Breastfeeding on Time
TIME magazine breastfeeding cover photo
Time magazine's breastfeeding cover is just a tad provocative. Read More »

Breasts. You may have heard of their alternate use as feeding mechanisms for tiny offspring. You may also have heard of their function in women’s sexual pleasure. But let us not forget the real purpose of a lady’s chesticles: sexual pleasure for her husband.

And all that time a new mama spends nursing? That’s time her hubby isn’t playing with his boobs.

Thus seems to be the logic behind baby bottle manufacturer Bittylab’s recent tweets advertising their product, called Bare, which read “New baby? Reclaim your wife” and “Feeling like you’re competing with your newborn for mommy’s attention? Meet BARE air-free #babybottles.” Keep reading »

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