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Breastfeeding Questions? There’s an App for That

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It's 2 a.m. and your baby just isn't latching on. What are you supposed to do? In a perfect world, you'd have a live-in lactation consultant. In a really perfect world, dad would be able to nurse too. But the next best thing is actually at your fingertips. The Breastfeeding Central app is a no-frills, well-organized, information-packed... read more

This Dad Supports Breastfeeding Moms In ​a Hilarious Way

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Moms are pretty good about supporting other moms when it comes to things like breastfeeding, but dads -- not to mention kids -- probably don't quite understand your trials and tribulations. Enter Jason Greene. On his blog OneGoodDad, he really hits the nail on the head for breastfeeding awareness. And he gets his older kids... read more

10 Celebrities Who Love Breastfeeding

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What do you have in common with Miranda Kerr and Beyonce? Quite a bit, actually, if you have breastfed or currently are breastfeeding. These fine ladies are only two of many celebs who have spoken out about how important it is. In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we've rounded up their greatest insights -- and... read more

British Cafe Makes Breastfeeding Easy

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It looks like they're joining in the Boob-olution across the pond too. A cafe in Cheltenham, England, hung up a chalkboard with this friendly message: "Breastfeeding Mums: Pop in and have a free cup of tea if you need a pit stop... no need to eat, no need to ask -- please relax." People going... read more

Another Win for Public Breastfeeding

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By now, you probably know we're pro-breastfeeding over here at The Bump, public breastfeeding absolutely included. And since we're also Starbucks junkies, this is one of our favorite stories in a while. Ottawa mom Julia Wykes was running errands with her 5-month-old son when she decided to drop in a Starbucks. When he... read more

No More Censoring Breastfeeding Pictures on Facebook!

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Breastfeeding moms no longer have to worry that Facebook will take down any breastfeeding pics uploaded to the site. Due in part to a social media campaign dubbed “#FreeTheNipple” by women worldwide, Facebook has altered their policy in regards to nudity. Before, exposed nipples or breasts were immediately taken down from pages. Now, according... read more

Mom Ignites Backlash For Breastfeeding at Her College Graduation

Another day, another way a mom gets bashed by the Internet for publicly breastfeeding. Karlesha Thurman recently graduated from California State University, Long Beach, and decided to breastfeed her daughter in a picture during college graduation. She proudly shared the photo on the Facebook group Black Women Do Breastfeed, and when the page shared... read more

Mexico’s Controversial Breastfeeding Campaign

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Taken aback by this ad? You're not alone; Mexico City's breastfeeding campaign this month raised more public scrutiny than public awareness. The ads -- which reportedly have already been removed from the city's website -- feature incredibly toned topless female celebrities. Their breasts are covered by a banner that reads: "No les des la... read more

Breastfeeding Helps Beneficial Bacteria in Baby’s Immune System, Study Shows

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When you're breastfeeding, you may never realize that what you're doing is helping your baby's gut. No, really! According to a new study from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen, breastfeeding encourages the growth of a helpful lactic acid bacteria in baby's gut flora, aiding the crucial development... read more

Campaign Shows How Some Moms Feel When They’re Shamed For Publicly Breastfeeding

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Hopefully, this new campaign from the organization When Nuture Calls will change the way some of the country feels about moms breastfeeding in public. So many new moms come under fire for breastfeeding in gyms, restaurants and other public places, leading to often getting kicked out and feeling ashamed about it. Then, they often have to resort to... read more