Author Archives: Michelle Hickman

Incarcerated Mother Denied Right to Pump; Husband Seeks Donor Milk for Baby

On April 16th, the Best For Babes Nursing In Public Hotline received a plea to help a 23 year old mother and her exclusively breastfeeding 3 month old baby who were forced to separate. According to the mother, 3 years … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/19/2013

Announcing 1-855-NIP-FREE: the Best for Babes “Nursing In Public” Harassment Hotline

Best for Babes is excited to announce our newest undertaking, a Nursing In Public (NIP) incident reporting hotline! Best for Babes is taking action against nursing in public harassment. We believe in protecting the legal, civil and human rights of … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/02/2012

Dad Stands Up to Boy Scouts of America to Defend Breastfeeding Wife and Baby

Moms and babies shouldn’t need heroes to defend their right to breastfeed, but in a world where nursing is still looked upon as disgusting and something to be closeted, they surely do. John Kinker is a military dad who has … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/31/2012

As Summer Heats Up, So Does Harassment for Nursing In Public

It is hot outside and the kids are home for the summer. Moms are enjoying the summer months by hitting the pools to cool off and have some fun in the sun with their children. As the temperature rises it seems … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/25/2012

California bill to establish “breastfeeding discrimination” in employment likely to become law.

California Assembly Bill AB 2386 promises to be a blockbuster for breastfeeding rights – and moms and babies – if it passes both houses of the state legislature. Authored by Assemblyman Michael Allen, the bill is novel in that it proposes … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/07/2012

Million Mothers March

Million Mothers March a breastfeeding demonstration is planned for July 18, 2012 at the state capitol building of Lansing, Michigan. The demonstration will last from 10am to 3pm. Guest speaker Dr. Katherine Dettwyler is best known for her work studying the duration of breastfeeding … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/03/2012

Applebee’s restaurant supports the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Ohio

In the midst of negative nursing in public incidents where business fall short on supporting breastfeeding moms and babies or upholding breastfeeding laws, I am excited to honor a business doing something positive. Which business is it?  The Applebee’s restaurant in Lorain, Ohio. On Tuesday … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/26/2012

LActravaganza

Los Angeles breastfeeding moms will meet on June 10th from 1-4pm at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for an event named LActravaganza. Katie Hamilton, the organizer of this event, visited LACMA on May 5, 2012 where she … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/25/2012

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Ruling Is A Win For Breastfeeding Moms

The latest progress concerning breastfeeding legislation comes from Massachusetts, where breastfeeding mom Sophie Currier sued the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) after being denied additional break time to pump during the nine-hour long exam. From the time the case … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/24/2012

What To Do If You’re Harrassed While Nursing in Public

Congratulations on nursing, Babe! Hopefully you’re coming to this page to arm yourself with knowledge, and not because you’ve had a bad experience. Nursing on demand is an important part of breastfeeding, and many moms celebrate the freedom that comes … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/18/2012