Category Archives: Breaking News

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

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

Concord Mall Equates Breastfeeding Babies to “Sucking on Wife’s Breasts in Public”; attempts Cover Up

On Saturday, January 5, over 1,000 breastfeeding mothers, children, and the friends that stand in support of them gathered peacefully at Hollister stores around the United States and Canada. More than 50 mothers participated at the Galleria Mall in Houston, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/06/2013

Racy Hollister Okay with Sexy Pics, Not Breastfeeding, for Tweens

Did you know that even if your state has a law protecting your right to nurse in public, you may not have a legal remedy if someone violates your right? Say, for example, you live in Texas, like Brittany Warfield, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/03/2013

Six-year-old Persuades Principal, School to Join Nestle Boycott

We have boycotted Nestle for years, but wasn’t until this year that my 6 year-old son really paid much attention.  The day after listening to my husband and I passionately discuss our displeasure at the Pan American Health Office of … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/11/2012

NIP Hotline News: The First 31 Days

We had a hunch that mistreatment of moms for nursing in public was commonplace.  It’s why we launched the first ever Breastfeeding Harassment Hotline last month, giving moms from all across the nation a centralized place to report and document the incidents … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/07/2012

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