breastfeeding

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

The Unbearable Loneliness Of Pumping

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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... 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

Why I Support Working Moms Setting (And Adjusting) Their Own Breastfeeding Goals

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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 to... Read more

TED Makes Big Change To Accommodate Working Moms

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One very innovative organization is working to correct a very backwards policy. Jessica Jackley, author of Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least, was asked to leave the three-day TEDWomen Conference in Monterey, California.  She had brought her nursing infant along to the conference -- which celebrates the accomplishments of... Read more

Breastfeeding Shamer Messed With The Wrong Mom

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Conner Kendall didn't set out to be a breastfeeding advocate. But circumstances turned her into a fervent one. The mom was breastfeeding her baby in a T.G.I. Friday's in Terre Haute, Indiana, when, unbeknownst to her, a stranger snapped her picture. He then posted it on Facebook and Instagram, asking others to weigh in on whether... Read more

In US Hospitals, Formula Handouts On the Decline

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Fewer hospitals are offering formula to new moms. No, they're not being stingy. They're working to promote breastfeeding. Formula handouts have been on the decline for years, but a new CDC study published in the journal Pediatrics determined that only about a third of hospitals distributed free formula in 2013, compared to nearly three... Read more

Breastfeeding Graces the Cover of ELLE Australia

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Step aside, Olivia Wilde. Model Nicole Trunfio breastfed at a magazine shoot too. But her nursing shot ended up gracing the cover of ELLE Australia, an unprecedented look for a major magazine. The best part? This was not at all part of the plan. “This wasn’t a contrived situation: Zion needed a feed,... Read more

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. Pre-order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back... Read more