Category Archives: Advocacy

The nurse-in: do you know your facts?

It seems a week can’t go by without hearing about a breastfeeding mother getting harassed for nursing in public. This is often followed by mothers rallying around the mother and holding a nurse-in at the offending location. What exactly is … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/22/2015

Big Fish Bar Gets Grilled . . . And is Willing to Change!

Another negative nursing in public incident. When will these stop?! On Sunday, May 3, Kristal Snow Tomko went out to dinner with her family to celebrate her brother’s new job and upcoming move to Colorado. As the orders were taken, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/07/2015

Taking on Virginia

We are proud to say that history is being made for the better in the breastfeeding world. Believe it or not, the state of Virginia is one of 3 states (Idaho and South Dakota being the others) that does not … Continue reading

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Last revised on 02/13/2015

Worst Walmart Nursing Harassment Incident Ever! Attend Jacksonville Nurse-in TODAY 2:00 pm

When a Walmart employee forces a covered, nursing mother to move from the bathroom to a toilet stall, we know America has hit a new low in nursing harassment. Exactly that happened on Friday July 25th in Jacksonville, North Carolina when … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/27/2014

Lactation Discrimination Recognized by Federal Court

In a victory for breastfeeding mothers, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously held that “firing a woman because she is lactating or expressing milk is unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/05/2013

Guest Post: Do We Need Corporations to Empower Us?

This post originally appeared on phdinparenting.com on May 6, 2013.    The site crashed a few hours later during the ensuing twitter storm so Phdinparenting.com gave us permission to reprint it here.   Old news, new victims? We’ve heard it … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/09/2013

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

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