Category Archives: Take Action

Nonprofit Partners: 2016 Miracle Milk® Stroll

The Miracle Milk® Stroll was conceived by Best for Babes, but it is truly a collaborative effort!  Our nonprofit partners are critical to the human milk and donor milk pipeline.  They work tirelessly to help mothers breastfeed and increase their … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/01/2016

Little League Mom Harassed for Nursing at Practice

Elissa Scott’s son was so excited to play Little League baseball. Unfortunately, that excitement quickly turned to tears at his very first practice. Jace’s mother was harassed, scolded, and belittled by other adults. And what was she doing that was … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/31/2016

Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan: Donor Human Milk Needed!

Water crisis in Flint, Michigan By now, everyone has heard about the terrible water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Residents have been unknowingly exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water. This could have serious implications for pregnant and … Continue reading

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Last revised on 02/16/2016

Insurers Are No Longer Allowed to Deny Coverage for Breastfeeding Mothers!

If you’ve had a baby in the past year or so in the United States, chances are you know that most health insurance plans are now required to provide you with a breastpump free of charge.  This provision of the … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/01/2015

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

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