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!!!
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.
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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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A woman switching planes at Dulles airport, in Washington D.C., was directed to a pet-relief area to pump, by a United Airlines employee.
Liz Meagher Cooper just wanted to pump milk for her 4-month-old-baby. She disembarked her plane and immediately asked, at the counter, where she could pump. She was first directed to the bathroom. When she declined for sanitary reasons, the employee re-directed her to the pet-relief area. Apparently, this employee did not understand the sanitation problems with … Keep Reading!!!
Country/pop singer Jessie Jamies Decker shared a beautiful photo of herself breastfeeding her newborn baby boy on Facebook. Of course, she was met with some criticism because boobs scare people when they aren’t used in a sexual manner. Her response to the haters was to share another one a few hours later, making sure it was a close up.
She said she originally felt it was too much to share but the rude comments inspired her to go for … Keep Reading!!!
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
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!!!
Standing in front of the mirror, right after a shower, seeing your every imperfection staring back at you from the fog covered glass. We’ve all done this. Just stood there wishing we could change this and that. Our bodies do so much for us and demonstrate immeasurable strength. Yet we spend so much time thinking about how we can look better, rather than celebrating who we are. While there are often outside pressures from media and other women, we tend … Keep Reading!!!
These military moms, stationed at Fort Bliss, gathered last week to participate in this beautiful photo shoot which was thoughtfully planned out by Tara Ruby Photography to celebrate the ability to be a military member and still enjoy the bond of breastfeeding.
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Breastfeeding their babies doesn’t make them less of a soldier, I believe it makes them a better one. Juggling the tasks and expectations of a soldier, plus providing for their own in the best way they possibly can,