breastfeeding

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

The Princeton Mom Thinks Breastfeeding is Overrated — Here’s Why

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This is the first of five guest blog posts by Susan Patton, a.k.a. "The Princeton Mom," who found fame (and a recent TIME 100 nomination) from her controversial views on marriage in her book, Marry Smart. While you may not always agree with her, you'll definitely want to hear her (often surprising!) stance on parenting's hottest... read more

4 Big Things You Need to Know About Exercising While Breastfeeding

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Many women have questions, concerns and doubts regarding exercise while breastfeeding.  Is it okay? Will it affect my milk supply? Will it change the taste of my milk? Will it affect the baby'? Are certain exercises better than others? And the list goes on. Here are four important facts that might answer some of your... read more

Latest Breastfeeding Benefit Means Great Things for Baby’s Longterm Health

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The latest analysis from a cohort formed to anaylze the effects of breastfeeding on baby's health found that breastfeeding baby at and after two years old will help reduce his risk of obesity when he's 20 years old. Pretty awesome, huh? Led by Marie Françoise Rolland-Cacher and her colleagues at the Nutritional Epidemiology... read more