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Is It Even Okay To Ask About Breastfeeding Anymore?

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Meet Jessica Shortall, a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Pre-order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back... Read more

Tattooed Mom Banned From Breastfeeding Gets The Go-Ahead

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The decision from an Australian Federal Circuit Court judge to ban a recently-tattooed mother from breastfeeding has been overturned. Perhaps because personal opinions and Internet research made his decision. Citing faulty evidence, a Family Court unanimously threw out the injunction today, which had prevented the mother from breastfeeding her 11 month old baby because of HIV risks... Read more

Progesterone Contraceptive Ring Declared Safe For Breastfeeding Moms

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Nursing moms: The World Health Organization (WHO) has an announcement just for you. The progesterone contraceptive vaginal ring (CVR), developed by the Population Council, has been added to WHO's list of essential medicines. Why is this significant? Inclusion on the essential medicines list clarifies that contraceptive rings can be a safe birth control... Read more

Breastfeeding Lowers Childhood Leukemia Risk

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The benefits keep on coming. This week, a new study out of the University of Haifa’s School of Public Health in Israel found that babies who breastfeed for at least six months have a lower risk of childhood leukemia than those who don't. Specifically, those babies have a 19 percent lower risk. And children... Read more

Why I Support Working Moms Setting (And Adjusting) Their Own Breastfeeding Goals

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Meet Jessica Shortall, a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Pre-order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back to... Read more

Breastfeeding Shamer Messed With The Wrong Mom

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Conner Kendall didn't set out to be a breastfeeding advocate. But circumstances turned her into a fervent one. The mom was breastfeeding her baby in a T.G.I. Friday's in Terre Haute, Indiana, when, unbeknownst to her, a stranger snapped her picture. He then posted it on Facebook and Instagram, asking others to weigh in on whether... Read more

How a Trip to Nepal Convinced Me I Need to Write a Breastfeeding Book

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Meet Jessica Shortall, a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Pre-order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back... Read more

Study: Beat Breast Cancer By Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding is one of the greatest gifts you can give your baby, but did you know that it works wonders on your own body too? A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that women who breastfeed have a lower risk of recurrence of the luminal A subtype of breast cancer (the most... Read more

Mom with Cancer Inspires with Breastfeeding Photo

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Still no word on who she is, but this woman is inspiring moms everywhere. A mid-pregnancy breast cancer diagnosis necessitated a left-breast mastectomy, which made this new mom's first breastfeeding experience even more special. Florida photographer Kate Murray captured the intimate moment and shared it on her Facebook page, although the page has since been... Read more

Angry Strangers Berate a Mom for Breastfeeding in Public (VIDEO)

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A new mother was called a "disgusting pig" for feeding her baby in a public park, a shocking YouTube video reveals. The footage shows the woman quietly breastfeeding her baby on a bench when she is approached by a couple, who begin berating her for showing her breasts in public -- to the... Read more