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Smart Legislation Word Choices

Knowing the Right Phrases To Get the Most Bang for your Bill If you’re working on writing legislation to try to change things in your state, knowing a few key phrases to use or avoid can help you avoid future … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/06/2012

Booby Traps Series: Federal pumping law leaves out millions of moms

If you expect to be pumping at work and want to know your rights, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare” requires … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/07/2013

Booby Traps Series: This Labor Day, ask Congress to extend federal pumping law to all moms

You may have heard that the federal health care reform law of 2010 (known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare) requires employers to provide reasonable break time in a non-bathroom location to pump their milk. But did you know … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/02/2013

Is Breastfeeding a Legal Right? Civil Right? Or a Social Responsibility?

“What kind of a society raises its children on food that will shorten their lives?” I dug this quote up one day while looking for examples of other public health crises that have benefited from celebrity leadership.  Turns out they were … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/03/2013

Beyond Riddle’s Shaming Comments for Texas Breastfeeding Moms

Last week Texas moms helped tackle a big cultural and legal Booby Trap.   Representative Jessica Farrar sponsored House Bill 1706 — a law that if passed would give a breastfeeding mom the ability to sue a business or person for harassing her … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/20/2013

It Starts with One Positive Voice: Progress with CA Courtroom Breastfeeding Issue

Speaking up for change on any topic can be intimidating. When it comes to normalizing breastfeeding, including advocating for corporate policy change and improving legislation, sometimes I wonder what my one small voice can do when so many changes need … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/30/2013

Racy Hollister Okay with Sexy Pics, Not Breastfeeding, for Tweens

Did you know that even if your state has a law protecting your right to nurse in public, you may not have a legal remedy if someone violates your right? Say, for example, you live in Texas, like Brittany Warfield, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/03/2013

Science You Can Use: As states legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana, what does it mean for use while breastfeeding?

Last year’s November’s election legalized medicinal marijuana in two states, bringing the total to 18 states and the District of Columbia.  And two states also legalized it for recreational use. So what does it mean to use marijuana while breastfeeding, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/02/2013

Booby Traps Series: Lawmakers have expanded our rights to pump at work. Now the hard part.

This is the 68th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Pumping at work isn’t easy.  I remember how much time and commitment it took when I did it, nearly … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/01/2013

Booby Traps Series: Yes, you can be fired for breastfeeding or pumping. But let’s get to know two important cases that may change that.

This is the 67th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. In 2008, Texas mother Donnicia Venters was planning on returning to her job at Houston Funding after having a … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/26/2012