Category Archives: Advocacy

Georgia Moms Plan “Surprise” for Legislators, Demand Breastfeeding Law Enforcement

Hundreds of moms across the state of Georgia and around the U.S. have rallied around Nirvana Harley Jennette, a Georgia mom of 4, who began organizing the statewide Georgia Nurse-In after being told by her pastor that nursing her baby … Continue reading

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Last revised on 02/29/2012

Moms: Beware of Breastfeeding Pornography

Two years ago, MaryAnn Sahoury should have been basking in the glow of new motherhood with her baby girl.  She had overcome several Booby Traps–including not wanting to breastfeed in the first place–that threatened to keep her from a priceless … Continue reading

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Last revised on 02/18/2012

Dr. Harvey Karp & Top Pediatricians Back Breastfeeding on Sesame Street

While nearly 30,000 petition signees clearly think that breastfeeding should be shown on Sesame Street as a normal, healthy way to feed babies, it seems that there is still a strong reaction by those who think that breastfeeding images are … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/17/2012

Target Responds

  Copyright Target Nurse-In We reached out to Target last week on Wednesday, December 21st to see if we could work with them so that the nurse-in scheduled for tomorrow, Dec. 28, 2011 would not be necessary.  Nurse-ins require a … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/28/2011

FAQs on Target National Nurse-in, Dec. 28 2011

At last count, nurse-ins have been organized at over 100 Target stores across the country for 10 a.m. local time on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011. For locations and more information, join the closed Facebook group, Target Nurse-In and see the … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/26/2011

Help us Create a Company Policy & Employee Training Toolkit for Target & Other Stores, Restaurants, etc.

Yesterday, we posted about an incidence at a Houston area Target where a mother was humiliated and harassed for breastfeeding in the store, despite Target’s corporate policy, and despite the legal right Texas mothers have to breastfeed in public.   … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/15/2011

Target Employees Bully Breastfeeding Mom Despite Corporate Policy

Although Target issued a corporate statement supporting nursing mothers in 2006, apparently they are still falling short on efforts to educate employees about their policy.   (You may remember the incident in 2006 reported by thelactivist and the incident in … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/14/2011

2011 State of Breastfeeding in the U.S.

This is a one-page summary that we created to send to our celebrity champions for moms, the media and other key influencers that can help us raise awareness of this cause,  change the public perception of breastfeeding, and join us … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/22/2011

Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Sleet . . .

. . . will keep us from racing, the Booby Traps to Beat!  Okay, so I’m paraphrasing the U.S. Post Office creed, or Herodotus, but either way, these were the words that popped into my head when our small but … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/10/2011

What is the WHO-CODE?

The primary purpose of the “WHO-CODE” is to protect mothers and babies from the highly effective, aggressive and predatory marketing of substitutes for breastfeeding (i.e. infant formula, bottles, artificial nipples) at the most vulnerable period of their lives, the birth … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/08/2011