#BoobsForBernie is currently trending. What does that mean for the average American breastfeeder? It means a photo of a mother feeding her child is making national headlines. It means the people that have been working hard to normalize breastfeeding can smile today. A woman fed her child in public and wasn’t asked to leave or cover up; quite the opposite in fact. The encouragement in this instance has been abundant.
In case you haven’t read the headlines Margaret Ellen Bradford … Keep Reading!!!
We are well aware that breastfeeding in public has the ability to ignite a debate these days. However, that didn’t extinguish one mother’s enthusiasm while nursing her baby and supporting her favorite candidate.
Elle Bradford got fired up while at a rally in support of Berie Sanders in Barberton, Ohio recently. While she was feeling the Bern her 6 month old’s hunger was sparked. Bradford put out the fire just in time as she openly nursed her daughter during … Keep Reading!!!
Even A-list moms can’t catch a break at the most glamorous night of the year. The Academy Awards have green rooms decked to the nines, rooms full of swag that are decorated beautifully, a red carpet matched by no other; but when a celebrity needs to go pump they are given the bathroom.
A few days ago we posted the Joey Salads video where he had a woman pretend to breastfeed in public, to see what the reactions would be. Joey has taken it a step further this time. A model in a low cut shirt sits right next to a breastfeeding mom. The people who stop to comment on the mom’s “indecency” are not expecting the confrontations that follow.
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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!!!
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
First we found out what the Disney Princesses would look like in real life, then what their life is like as moms, someone showed us what they’d look like if they traded in their tiaras for a career as a pin-up model and, of course, the historically accurate princesses. and now we finally get breastfeeding in public princesses.
Even they can take a break from their Princessing duties to lend a hand to … 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!!!