breastfeeding

Join the Boobolution: Support Moms Breastfeeding in Public

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There’s a Boobolution brewing! Breastfeeding Awareness Month starts Aug. 1, but we’re kicking off celebrations early with an invite to join our fourth annual Boobolution! On Aug. 7, moms everywhere will be breastfeeding in public, and we’re asking you to share this pledge to show that you plan to do the same. Read more

Bride Celebrates Wedding Day By Breastfeeding With Bridesmaids

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One bride's breastfeeding photos are stealing the show. Jaime Riddell spent the morning of her wedding getting ready with her three best friends, who were serving as bridesmaids. But amidst the hair and makeup, the ladies -- who each gave birth within a year of each other -- made time to nurse their babies. And photographerRead more

The Latest Vote for Breastfeeding in Public

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Victoria Donda Perez just set a new benchmark for public breastfeeding–not to mention multitasking! Earlier this month, Perez brought eight-month-old daughter Trilce to work. But this was not your average cubicle farm—since Perez, 37, is a politician, her office that day happened to be a parliamentary session at the nation’s capital. And when duty called... Read more

'I Was Kicked Out Of My Breastfeeding Support Group'

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

Blake Lively Shows The 'Perks' Of Breastfeeding (Photo)

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It looks like Blake Lively is getting a jump start on the #Boobolution (stay tuned for details of our annual breastfeeding initiative, throughout August). This morning, The Age of Adeline star shared a photo on Instagram highlighting the 'perks' of breastfeeding on her Instagram account. Not sure what she means? There's a good chance she's referring... Read more

What Moms Think Of Target's Breastfeeding Policy

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Have you seen Target's updated breastfeeding policy? The store's clear support for nursing moms has us feeling pretty excited. The policy gained attention after nursing support group Breastfeeding Mama Talk posted an image from Target's employee handbook on its Facebook page. Here's what the policy reads: Guests may openly breastfeed in our stores or ask where... Read more

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