Tag Archives: Breastfeeding in the News

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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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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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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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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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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As Summer Heats Up, So Does Harassment for Nursing In Public

It is hot outside and the kids are home for the summer. Moms are enjoying the summer months by hitting the pools to cool off and have some fun in the sun with their children. As the temperature rises it seems … Continue reading

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Pink quit smoking and limited her alcohol consumption to breastfeed. Is that necessary?

Pink, a singer/songwriter and the voice behind hits like “Get the Party Started,” “Raise Your Glass,” and “F***in’ Perfect,” has been quoted often in the past 11-months about her breastfeeding relationship with daughter Willow.  She even had comments on  Time Magazine’s … Continue reading

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Institute of Medicine’s Recommendations Have Been Officially Adopted!

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently made recommendations that would help aim medical professionals in the right direction, by urging cost-free lactation assistance in hospital and other healthcare settings, as well making lactation aids like pump rentals cost-free, even free … Continue reading

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The Risk of Overzealous Lactivism

Like many in the breastfeeding community, I was outraged when I saw recent reports about a new ordinance in a suburb of Atlanta that prohibited public breastfeeding of a child over two.  The issue quickly went viral in breastfeeding circles, … Continue reading

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Ask Michele Bachmann: Is $15 Million Too Much for Breastfeeding?

120 leading organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians, have signed a Breastfeeding Appropriations Letter urging Congress to direct $15 million in Fiscal year 2012 to breastfeeding.  The letter was sent to Congress on March 7 … Continue reading

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