breastfeeding

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. Look out for her upcoming book by Abrams in Fall 2015, "Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to... 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

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 Become Breastfeeding-Friendly

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Traveling moms: Ready for a better breastfeeding experience? Lactations pods are now open in two NYC-area airports. The pods made their debut on Thursday, May 7, in Terminal B at Liberty Newark International Airport and in LaGuardia Airport's Central Terminal Building. The freestanding booths, designed by Mamava, are large enough to accommodate luggage and... 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