breastfeeding

Why I Spent $2,000 To Breastfeed

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Meet Kaitlin Bell Barnett, a mom and journalist covering everything from psychology and medications to women’s health and child development. She's opening up about the cost of her breastfeeding experience so far, and explaining why those costs, while frustrating, can be worth it. Earlier this week, I published a column detailing how six months... Read more

Breastfeeding Personal Trainer Pioneers 'Breastercising'

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As mom of six, Sharny Kieser knows a thing or two about multitasking. And as personal trainer, she knows a thing or two about exercising. So while her latest Facebook photo went viral, it's really nothing out of the ordinary for this active mom. "I caught Sharny multitasking today. In public. ‪#‎breastercising‬," her husband,... Read more

OBs Lend Official Support To Formula Moms

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We can go on and on about the benefits of breastfeeding. And we usually do. But moms can only be inundated with the phrase "breast is best" so many times. Finally, the ob-gyn community, while still maintaining moms should breastfeed if they can, is supporting a woman's informed decision not to breastfeed. "Obstetrician–gynecologists and other obstetric... Read more

Pumping At Work: The Etiquette Guide Your Co-workers Need

co-workers peer at working mom's breast pumpJessica Shortall
Making milk for a baby while at work is awkward. Some people even find it disgusting. So it's important that we make sure we are all acting in a way that makes our co-workers comfortable. But even more importantly, our co-workers need to know how to react to a pumping mom. I've pulled... Read more

Cleavage vs. Breastfeeding: A Social Experiment

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Bear with us as we run through the litany of reasons why breastfeeding in public is ay-ok: It's natural, it's your right, you're not bothering anyone, the public is used to images of breasts inundating movies and advertisements, and so on. But as this new JoeySalads video demonstrates by highlighting each of those points,... Read more

The Internet Stands Divided As Toddler Pretends To Breastfeed

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If you're the parent of multiple children, you'll understand that having an older child who wants to help out is a blessing. And one well-intentioned big brother thought he'd lend a hand in feeding the new baby. The thought was there. But the milk supply? Not so much. https://www.facebook.com/bfmamatalk/photos/a.471668436214912.96317.411182815596808/971087726272978/?type=3&theater You know that your kids... Read more

Equinox Commits To Breastfeeding In Public

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If working out is one of your New Year's resolutions, you're definitely not alone. Ready to lure in a whole new batch of aspiring gym-goers this year, Equinox just released its newest ad campaign. And "Commit to Something" is about more than working out. In fact, it encompasses breastfeeding.   While... Read more

The Best (And Worst) Breastfeeding Moments Of 2015

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It’s been an interesting year to be a boob, to own one or two of them and to try to use them to produce food for a baby. Women all over the place are doing the daily diligence of reclaiming the normalcy of breastfeeding—in public, in private, on a yacht, in a wooded glen filled... Read more

Mom Lands On Facebook's Naughty List After Breastfeeding On Santa's Lap

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Mall Santas have stepped up their game this holiday season. One Kris Kringle posed for some sweet naptime shots rather than risk waking a sleeping baby. Another St. Nick unexpectedly started signing with a little girl who has problems verbally communicating. But a final Father Christmas is making waves for helping to facilitate... Read more

15 Most Talked About Breastfeeding Images of 2015

Army moms breastfeeding in uniformTara Ruby Photography
We think it’s safe to dub 2015 as the year of public breastfeeding. Maybe we’re biased because of our #Boobolution campaign, but it’s always empowering to see moms celebrating their right to nourish their children—and not letting public judgment get in their way. Look back at the images that got the world talking this... Read more