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Air Force Mamas Photographed Breastfeeding In Uniform Called A “Disgrace”

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  • 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 »

8 Celebrity Attachment Parents

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Alanis Morissette has something she thinks you oughta know: she intends on breastfeeding her 16-month-old son Ever until he’s ready to stop, saying that the practice will keep him out of therapy. “For me, I protect his safety and his well-being and his attachment,” she told Billy Bush. “That stage of development is a very important stage.” She also said that she’s a fan of co-sleeping as well; “We’re definitely skin-on-skin connected as much as possible,” she said. I can’t say I’m surprised that Alanis is a self-defined attachment parent (AP); after all, her baby daddy is a guy named Souleye. [Celebrity Baby Scoop]

But seriously, I don’t get what all the fuss surrounding AP is all about. Carrying your child in a baby sling as opposed to pushing them in a stroller — so cute! Breastfeeding for as long as you and your kid damn well want to — if mom doesn’t care about a few nipple bites, why should we? Many of the aspects of AP sound pretty okay by me and I wouldn’t be surprised if, when I become a mom, I practice my own modified version. I mean, I’ve been co-sleeping with my dog Lucca since day one.

Here are seven other celebrity parents who practice AP and they don’t give a damn whether you approve or not!

The Soapbox: I Want A Ceasefire On The Mommy Wars

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Here it is. The latest in the “mommy wars.”

Because everything is a war these days, it seems. Yesterday, we were talking about the “war on obesity.” I even heard that Obama declared “war on marriage.” So “war” means “having a different opinion.” Or possibly “wanting equal rights.” In a moment, it might mean, “Hey, what you lookin’ at? You got a problem?”

But I want to talk about the so-called “mommy wars.” The cycle of articles and news reports and TV interviews and books that argue for the one good way to raise kids, and explain why every other idea is not only terrible, but it will definitely destroy your children’s future.

The mommy wars keep going, and going, and then they’re still going, because they are at their heart about two things that almost everyone cares about intensely: What it means to be a woman, and what is good for children. Keep reading »

TIME Magazine Goes There With Toddler Breastfeeding Cover

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TIME magazine breastfeeding cover photo

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?  

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Care For Some Breast Milk With Your Oreo Cookie? (NSFW)

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 »

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  • Mayim Bialik (aka Blossom) explains why she breastfeeds her three-and-a-half year-old son. [TooFab]
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  • Penelope Cruz is on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar and talks about why she and Javier Bardem named their son “Leonardo” and choose to live outside the States. [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
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