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The States Where It’s Legal to Breastfeed In Public

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In spite of the frustrating accounts of moms being asked to leave restaurants or cover up while breastfeeding, it's a perfectly legal activity nationwide. Except in Idaho. Get your act together, Idaho! According to the National Conference of State Legislatures47 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have laws that specifically... Read more

Tata Tuesdays: Live Chat with a Lactation Consultant Every Tuesday in August!

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Consider it our Boob-olution gift to you: in honor of National Breastfeeding Month, every Tuesday in August is a Tata Tuesday. This means you'll be able to ask a lactation consultant all of your questions on our Breastfeeding Message Board. All you have to do is swing by our community boards between 1... Read more

Join in the Boob-olution this Friday, August 1!

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With Breastfeeding Awareness Month right around the corner, we’re kicking things off this Friday, August 1, with a party – a Boob-olution (sponsored by The Bobby Company)– all in the name of public breastfeeding. Why? The more often moms breastfeed out in the open, the more they show other moms it’s no big deal.... Read more

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

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

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