breastfeeding

Breast Milk Donations Saved This Baby's Life

detra chappell holds son dekevyon with milk donor jennifer tinerWFAA, Dallas-Fort Worth
When Detra Chappell gave birth to her son 12 weeks early, her nurses said breast milk would be key to helping him survive. The problem? Chappell wasn’t able to produce enough supply to keep up Dekevyon’s demand. "They stressed that to the fullest," Chappell tells WFAA of Dallas-Fort Worth. "Like, whatever [breast milk] you... Read more

Stock Photo Parodies Show The Funny Reality Of Pumping At Work

Woman hides breast pump from nosy coworkersJessica Shortall and Laura Legg Photography
You know her, you love her, and you love her advice for dealing with the challenges of being a working and pumping mom. And now, Jessica Shortall, author of Work. Pump. Repeat.: The New Mom's Survival Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work, is going to make you laugh. Sick of Read more

Yikes! Marshalls Employee Asks Woman To Breastfeed In Bathroom Stall

Woman breastfeeding in Marshalls bathroomKarina Gomez via Facebook
Marshalls is doing some serious damage control after an employee disregarded company policy, asking a customer to breastfeed in the restroom. Karina Gomez posted a photo of herself nursing in a bathroom stall on the Marshalls Facebook page, stating that she was asked to leave a dressing room while breastfeeding. "I am angry, upset, but... Read more

Breastfeeding Military Moms Lead Their Own Boobolution

Army moms breastfeeding in uniformTara Ruby Photography
  After creating a space dedicated to nursing, the Fort Bliss army base is experiencing its own Boobolution. And thanks to photographer Tara Ruby --  a former air force member herself -- the news was is being virally depicted. Ruby's mission started out simply enough; photograph a military mom breastfeeding to hang in the new... Read more

Mom With ALS Fights To Breastfeed Baby

Mom with ALS breastfeeds her newborn baby girl.Facebook
Breastfeeding a newborn is par for the course for most moms after delivery. But for Amanda Bernier, it was a miracle. The 29-year-old was diagnosed with an aggressive form of ALS in the early stages of pregnancy. Bernier was hoping the muscle twitches she was experiencing were not symptomatic of ALS, which claimed the lives of... Read more

Will Alyssa Milano Breastfeed Daughter 'Until She's 6'?

Alyssa Milano breastfeeding daughter in hospital
The champion of nursing moms's rights of our day -- a.k.a Alyssa Milano -- has projected she'll be breastfeeding daughter Elizabella well past toddlerhood. “I don't care,” Milano told Entertainment Tonight about some of the negative backlash she's received for posting breastfeeding photos online. “I'm going to keep breastfeeding, maybe even until [Elizabella... Read more

Where Breastfeeding Support Is Really Failing Working Moms (Hint: It's Not At Desk Jobs)

working mom pumping breast milk in closetJessica Shortall via Facebook
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. Order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back... Read more

Nursing Moms: Can You Identify With This 'Wardrobe Malfunction?'

Jennifer Love Hewitt selfieInstagram
Lucky for Jennifer Love Hewitt, her wardrobe malfunction wasn't captured on live TV and broadcast to millions. But she decided to let her nearly-100,000 Twitter followers know about it anyway. "Lactated through silk jumpsuit mid meeting. Had to buy scarf for dignified exit," she wrote, adding the hashtags #hotelgiftshop and #mommylife. https://twitter.com/TheReal_Jlh/status/638848382937645056 Hewitt, 36, gave... Read more

Choose The Next Lactation Pod Location: One More Day To Vote

Finalists in the Seventh Generation lactation pod vote
The votes are in! The first round, anyway. Baby care company Seventh Generation let moms decide where the next Mamava pumping and nursing pods should go, creating a crowdsourcing campaign to field location suggestions. (Haven't heard of Mamava? The pods are freestanding “lactation stations,” complete with seats, outlets and enough room for a stroller and... Read more

Your Worth As A Mother Is Not Measured In Breast Milk Ounces

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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