In a recently recorded interview with Katie Couric, Canada’s “first lady”, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, speaks candidly about a variety of issues. Near the end of the interview, Katie mentions Sophie’s recent interview in Chatelaine, which seems to have gone mostly unnoticed. In this interview, Sophie mentions that she is currently nursing her two-year-old son Hadrien.… Keep Reading!!!
Grammy winning songwriter, and Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kandi Burruss gave birth to a baby boy on January 6, 2016. She has since shared a few photos of her nursing journey on Instagram. She shared this short video of her pumping in the car prior to going into the restaurant for dinner with her baby. While every mother should absolutely be supported in nursing anytime, anywhere if Kandi’s comfort level involves pumping to use a bottle in public … Keep Reading!!!
Because no one knew how this would turn out; Joey Salads, best known for his “social experiment” and prank videos on Youtube, tackled public breastfeeding reactions in his newest video. Perhaps the results surprised him, but for most moms who’ve nursed in public it’s exactly what we expected. It just serves as another example of what nursing moms have to endure in public; the attempts to shame women for feeding their children.
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When Rebecca, a mother of 3 from St. Catharines, Ontario, took her one year old to see Santa he got a little cranky waiting in line. As any nursing mom would do, Rebecca started nursing her son to comfort him. She joked that she should see if she could nurse him through the pictures. When the photographer and Santa were completely on board they went for it.
When Ashley Kaidel‘s son got hungry, while they were at a restaurant, she did what mother’s do – she fed him. Of course, because she did so with your breasts people start staring. Rather than feel shamed she decided to stare right back. This is when her dining partner took a photo of her, a photo which she posted to Facebook along with a post about normalizing breastfeeding. The statement she made, both within her writing and her photo … Keep Reading!!!
When Rachel Lim’s husband brought a microscope home from work, she decided to have some fun. She wanted to know what her breast milk looked like up close and what she saw is fascinating. The particles can be seen “moving and quivering”, as if they are alive. Of course, it’s not news that breast milk is alive; it’s full of bacterial cells, white blood cells and and stem cells. Scientists determined this long ago. To see it in action is … Keep Reading!!!
Photographer Suzie Blake wanted to do a photo project that showed the realities of what day to day breastfeeding looks like. She stripped away the make-up, the fancy hair, and the pretty backdrops to get real and raw. Suzie started with a self-portrait of an over tired-mom and reached out on Facebook looking for other moms to participate.
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This project is about portraying breastfeeding in all its beautiful messiness. This is about tired eyes and no makeup. This is about
A health unit in the Grey Bruce Region of Ontario, Canada has put together a Breastfeeding Friendly business toolkit. This kit is designed to help businesses and organizations with strategies and resources to support their customers as well as their employees. This is great timing as just this summer a local restaurant asked a nursing mom, who was waiting on a friend, to leave their premises, in direct defiance of Ontario’s Human Rights Code.
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Fourteen-year-old Youtube vlogger A Girl With a View explains how body shaming young girls directly relates to breastfeeding and nails it completely
A Girl With a View (real name Lavinia Martin-Weber) addresses the story of a teen girl sent home from school for not wearing a bra but quickly speaks to the larger body shaming issue. What she says about how the body shaming of young girls affects breastfeeding rates is completely on point.
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At Guangming Hospital in Shenzhen, China a 1-month-old baby boy was undergoing surgery to remove an abscess; a surgery that required only a local anesthetic, leaving the baby awake. The little boy was so panicked that he would not calm enough for the surgery to begin. The surgical team was about to cancel the surgery until one nurse stepped in.
Nurse Li Baoxia, who had just become a mother herself, was just finishing up a surgery in another room when … Keep Reading!!!
A group of businesses in Montreal, Quebec are coming together to make their support of nursing moms known. The new Route du Lait (which translates to The Milk Way) is a network of businesses in Montreal that have agreed to provide a safe environment for nursing moms, guaranteed to be free of judgment and harassment.
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To businesses wishing to participate in this project, we propose providing mothers with a space where they can sit down and breastfeed. This area does