breastfeeding

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

Photographer Captures 'Breastfeeding Goddesses'

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Breastfeeding is natural, instinctual, and above all, normal. And while photographer Ivette Ivens sought to normalize breastfeeding by stripping away everything that gets in the way, these amazing photos are anything but normal. Ivens, a mom of two herself, brings her subjects outside to capture breastfeeding in nature. "I want people to look at... Read more

You Can Now Post Breastfeeding Photos on Instagram (!!)

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Big news: Instagram has officially updated its terms of use to permit breastfeeding photos. Who do we have to thank for this innovation? By and large, celebrities. Women like Gisele Bundchen, Alanis Morissette, and of course, Alyssa Milano have been proudly posting their breastfeeding photos all year. And you know what? We'll give... Read more

NYC-area Airports to Become Breastfeeding-Friendly

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Traveling for Mother's Day? New York City-area airports will be offering new moms the perfect gift: lactation pods for a better breastfeeding experience. The pods will debut in Terminal B at Liberty Newark International Airport and in LaGuardia Airport's Central Terminal Building by May 10. The freestanding booths, designed by Mamava, are large enough... Read more

Breastfeeding's Newest Supporter? 'Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus

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Cincinnati's HorrorHound Weekend might not sound like the breeding ground for breastfeeding rights, but Norman Reedus's Instagram says otherwise. The Walking Dead star posed with two breastfeeding moms -- Tammie Hamed and Libby Dalton -- who had waited in line to meet him at the event. Apparently, a conversation about boobs and babies (we're not asking... Read more

Brains and Wealth Start With Breastfeeding, Study Finds

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Not sure when to pull the breaks on breastfeeding? The longer the duration, the stronger the longterm benefits for baby, a new Brazilian study found. The study, published in The Lancet Global Health, linked longer breastfeeding -- up to 12 months -- to longer schooling, higher adult earning, and increased adult... Read more

Flight Attendant Advocates for Breastfeeding on Planes

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Breastfeeding in public, while still a hot topic, is becoming more and more socially acceptable. But what about breastfeeding in public -- in close quarters -- at 35,000 feet? One flight attendant is advocating for critics to stop shaming moms who breastfeed on planes. "Women shouldn't have to think twice about feeding a child," commercial flight attendant and... Read more

Alyssa Milano Shares Another Glamorous Breastfeeding Pic

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Once again, Alyssa Milano is showing the world she likes to glam it up while breastfeeding. The former Mistresses actress took to Instagram to post her third breastfeeding pic, two of which were taken while getting her hair and makeup done.   "Make-up, hair in rollers, breastfeeding and being prepped by our... Read more

Public Breastfeeding's Newest Supporter? Pope Francis

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We've told you about breastfeeding-friendly initiatives and businesses before. But the most recent safe haven for breastfeeding moms? The Sistine Chapel. Yep, you're free to feed among the works of Michelangelo. And it's all thanks to an announcement yesterday from Pope Francis. "You mothers give your children milk and even now, if they cry because they are... Read more

Breastfeeding Moms: Is a Celebratory Sip Okay?

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Happy New Year's Eve! Or is it? If you're bummed about sticking to seltzer tonight or already stressed about pumping and dumping, we have some great news for you. For breastfeeding moms, a glass of wine or a champagne toast at midnight is probably just fine. As she geared up for holiday parties this year, breastfeeding... Read more