breastfeeding

Mom Pens Letter To Delta After Breast Milk Incident: 'I'm An Angry Mom Right Now'

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As a new mom, it's extremely difficult to be away from baby for an extended period of time, but it's even worse when you're nursing. While traveling for business, Vanessa Kasten Urango, a Texas mom of two, was told by Delta Air Lines that she could not travel with frozen breast milk. The angry mom... Read more

After Breastfeeding Complaints, Restaurant Turns The Tables

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It's a story we hear again and again: Mom needs to nurse baby in public. Mom gets scolded for breastfeeding in public. Mom shares her story on social media. People get outraged. At first, that was the story shaping up for El Patio, a Houston restaurant. But there's a happier ending than you're expecting. Last week,... Read more

Is Netflix's New Parental Leave Policy Bad For Women?

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UPDATE: In response to backlash about its seemingly amazing parental leave policy -- which didn't include hourly employees -- Netlix has extended its coverage to workers not on salary. Employees in the DVD division will get up to 12 weeks of paid leave; customer service 14 weeks; and hourly streaming-division employees 16 weeks. It's notable, however, that... Read more

Mom Donates 92 Gallons Of Breast Milk After Stillbirth

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Like many, many new moms, Amy Anderson spent much of her year postpartum pumping breast milk: eight months, to be exact. But Anderson wasn't pumping for her own child. Baby Bryson died at 20 weeks gestation. At 15 weeks, Anderson discovered Bryson, her third child, had a lower urinary tract obstruction. He died in utero the... Read more

Mom Looks Her Critics In The Eye In Viral Breastfeeding Photo

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Another photo of a mom proudly breastfeeding in public is making the rounds online. And this one's a little different. It's not glamorous. It's not intended to change a policy. But it is meant to call out critics. "Earlier today I posted this picture of my son and I breastfeeding uncovered in a public restaurant," Ashley... Read more

Springfield, Missouri Officials Unveil Method To Keep Breastfeeding Moms Covered Up

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Breastfeeding pro and working mom extraordinaire Jessica Shortall is 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. Here she shares the new products that will help moms navigate the two. Check out... Read more

The Tyranny Of The TSA: Set Our Breast Pumps Free!

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Jessica Shortall is 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, and now she’s here to give you advice for dealing with the challenges of being a working and pumping... Read more

Mom Breastfeeding In Public Gets Mugged

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“I’m trying not to breastfeed outside anymore." That's the word from 39-year-old Elena Sobina, who was mugged at knifepoint in a Manhattan park on Oct. 30. Her six month old, Kelly, had just fallen asleep while nursing around 5:30 p.m. in Washington Heights's Fort Tryon park. “I was very relaxed,” Sobina, who likes the neighborhood because... Read more

Judge Tells Mom She's Not Allowed To Breastfeed In Courtroom

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You’d expect a judge of all people to err on the right side of the law, but one Canadian on the bench made a bad judgment call about breastfeeding in his courtroom. Last month, 22-year-old Willow Brooks arrived to a courtroom with her 4-month-old son Angelo to support her boyfriend who was facing charges. When she realized... Read more

Women Donate Breastmilk To Feed Baby After His Mother Dies

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It's often said it takes a village to raise a child. And in Williamsburg, Virginia, a group of women have rallied together to make sure one 4-month-old boy can continue his breast milk diet after his mother suddenly passed away. Last Saturday, after a trick-or-treating-filled afternoon with her infant son Jayce and 2-year-old daughter Peyton, 22-year-old Shelby... Read more