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Provocative ad campaign shows women breastfeeding in bathroom stalls

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In 2009 a mother was fully covered as she breastfed her baby in an Ikea store in Brooklyn, N.Y, when an employee and security guard hustled her off to a bathroom where she could “nurse in private.” As Sarah Miller stood in line waiting for the bath… [Read More]

Starbucks barista defends breastfeeding mom

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A Canadian Starbucks barista has become an unlikely hero among breastfeeding advocates. When an angry customer complained about a breastfeeding mom in an Ottawa Starbucks last week, the young man, whose name hasn’t been released to the media, smiled … [Read More]

Newsstands refused magazine with this cover image

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The cover of Hip Mama magazine’s issue No. 55 features a provocative image of a topless woman, standing confident and tall, wearing only a long black skirt and a Spiderman mask. Her breasts are partially covered as her son, whose straddled on her rig… [Read More]

Provocative ad campaign features shirtless men ‘breastfeeding’ babies

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Research has shown that new moms are more successful with breastfeeding when fathers are supportive. A 2000 study revealed that milk supply and a father’s attitude were the two main factors affecting a mother’s decision around whether to breastfeed… [Read More]

Study: Breastfeeding benefits overstated

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A new study finds that the benefits of breastfeeding are statistically insignificant and challenges the long-held belief that breast milk is a far superior nutrition source over baby formula. The study, published in the Social Science & Medicine jo… [Read More]

Victoria’s Secret employee denies mom the right to breast feed

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  A Texas mom had just spent $150 at Victoria’s Secret when she asked a sales associate if she could breast feed her baby in a dressing room. Ashley Clawson, 27, of Austin figured she could easily slip into a room where she’d have a quiet place to… [Read More]

Pope Francis endorses breastfeeding in public

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Judges have asked women to stop doing it in court. Bus drivers have asked their passengers to cover up while doing it or get off the bus. A pastor called a woman a stripper for doing it in church. In the last decade the news media has been filled with … [Read More]

Sacramento mom blocked from Facebook for three days over breastfeeding images

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A Sacramento mom was outraged when she realized Facebook pulled several images of women nursing their children from the breastfeeding support group page she manages with a friend. Kristy Kemp was also blocked from the Breastfeeding Mama Talk page for 2… [Read More]

Female Texas lawmaker posts on Facebook that breastfeeding women ‘need to be modest’

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A Texas lawmaker sparked ire among moms across the internet when she posted on Facebook earlier this week that she won’t support a breastfeeding bill. On her Facebook wall, State Rep. Debbie Riddle, R-Tomball, says that she won’t vote for House Bil… [Read More]

Is it acceptable for a university professor to breastfeed while teaching class?

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Every few months a story about a woman breastfeeding in public makes national news. A bus driver orders a nursing mom to get off the bus or a pastor refers to a woman breastfeeding in church as lewd. I always side with the mom in these situations. Nurs… [Read More]