Category Archives: Advocacy

98% of Babies Are Breastfed in Bangladesh — Does That Mean There Are No Booby Traps?

According to the WHO Global Data Bank on Infant and Young Child Feeding, 98% of babies in Bangladesh are breastfed and the average age of weaning is 33 months. Dig even deeper and you’ll see that 95% of one year … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/28/2012

NIP Hotline News: 8 Harassment Incidences in First Week

On October 1, 2012 Best for Babes launched the first ever Nursing In Public Hotline. This new resource is just one of the tools we are using to help shine spotlight on and banish the Breastfeeding Booby Traps and raise … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/09/2012

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

Applebees: Why an Apology is Not Enough

Tomorrow’s nurse-in, planned for multiple Applebee’s restaurant locations across the country, is making some people very uncomfortable. On the one hand, most people, including Katie Couric, seem to sympathize with Dawn Holland, who was harassed while nursing her child in … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/29/2012

As the Media Milks the TIME Cover, Can Breastfeeding Benefit?

The TIME cover mom, Jamie Grumet, is breastfeeding on another magazine cover.  This time it’s  Pathways to Family Wellness, and instead of “staring defiantly at the camera” (per Lisa Belkin), Jamie is gently cradling her now four-year old nursing son, surrounded by … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/21/2012

Win $100 in T-Shirt Design Contest for Team Operation Lactation Freedom

Calling all creative Babes – here’s a chance for you to make a difference, create awareness, and help support Team Best For Babes by designing the racing shirt for the new Team Operation Lactation Freedom, started by Purple Heart recipient Keyana … Continue reading

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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

My Letter to Cari about Bloomberg and Infant Formula

Dear Cari: We haven’t had a chance to sit down and catch up in a while, so you may or may not know that I recently became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I am really proud to be … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/19/2012

Facebook vs Breastfeeding by Jodine Chase

Facebook is still deleting breastfeeding photos! Wait, didn’t they apologize? I thought Facebook said they fixed this problem?! Well, no. The work done by Emma Kwasnica and her supporters earlier this year did result in SOME Facebook policy changes– in particular the change … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/18/2012

The Great Nurse-In: An Inside View

Why take breastfeeding – a vital, intimate exchange between a mother and baby – to the West Lawn of the United States Capitol Building? Over 600 mothers and their babies, as well as hundreds more partners, children, and other supporters, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/10/2012