We live in an era where how you look is everything, especially in Hollywood. The pressure for a new mom to “bounce back” immediately after birth is ridiculous. Haylie Duff was not immune to feeling the pressure but came out this week to say that working on her body wasn’t near as important as breastfeeding her daughter.
Haylie gave birth to her daughter, Ryan Eva, 9-months-ago and says she still doesn’t feel like she “looks amazing”. But rather than allow … 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.
Unfortunately, only a few comments later, … Keep Reading!!!
It’s always great to celebrities being honest about the joys and struggles of breastfeeding their children. Naya Rivera, seen above sporting a beautiful bump at her baby shower, and her husband Ryan Dorsey welcomed their first child, Josey Hollis, into the world in September, Naya opened up to People about how breastfeeding is going.
Right off the top she talks about the lack of information new mothers receive in regards to breastfeeding.
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Throughout my pregnancy, I got a lot of
Good news for moms serving in the US Army. There will be no more pumping milk in the bathroom! On November 10, 2015 they released an update for their new policy regarding breastfeeding soldiers.
It was only September, of this year, that the Army came out with a breastfeeding policy, making them the last service branch to do so. The original policy made strides to help nursing soldiers but left a lot to be desired. It specified that soldiers be … 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
In August, BBC radio personality, Alex Dyke, took on breastfeeding as a topic for his show, and it didn’t end well. It started because a mother nursed her hungry baby, next to him, on a bus. It ended when he was suspended after his rant, which included comments about how “unnatural” breastfeeding was; about “earth mothers…the ones with moustaches” who breastfeed in public. He even included a warning to women that men don’t like to see breastfeeding and the … Keep Reading!!!
New mom, Carey Mulligan, spoke about the difficulties of doing a worldwide promotional tour with her 5-week-old newborn in tow, saying it’s “pretty stressful”. But Carey, and her breastfed newborn, Evelyn Grace are in luck; they have the support of one of the most well known women in Hollywood. Her Suffragette co-star Meryl Streep has made sure no one messes with this nursing mom.
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It’s really helpful when you have Meryl Streep backstage at events shouting at people on your
Halfway through her pregnancy Sarah Whitney was diagnosed with breast cancer. At just 31-years-old the news filled her family with grief, but still expecting a new member brought joy to them and their 2 children, 6-year-old Pheonix and 7-year-old Corah and so there was a constant mix of emotion in the Whitney home.
During pregnancy she underwent a mastectomy and a round of chemotherapy. At 36 weeks, Kal El was born and joined the close-knit family.
Though she knew … Keep Reading!!!
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.
Dr. Hazel Lynn, Grey … 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
Imagine driving through downtown Chicago, on one side of the road you see the iconic Tribune Building, then you turn your head and seeing a group of women, standing in the middle of the road, nursing their babies. This is exactly the scenario that Abby, also known as The Badass Breastfeeder, envisioned and brought to life.
Abby was inspired by all the beautiful group breastfeeding photos which have been circulating recently, and decided to set one up for local … Keep Reading!!!
A new photo series from the Pediatric Society of Rio Grande (SPRS) is stirring up controversy and for good reason. What they claim is an attempt to encourage new moms to eat healthy actually comes off as shaming and guilting and encouraging moms to stop breastfeeding if they aren’t eating perfectly.
On the organization’s website they defend their campaign by speaking of the importance to educate and inform mothers about “procedures necessary for proper nutrition”. The whole campaign could be … Keep Reading!!!